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K.Fraser

Kenneth Fraser SC

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kfoffice@hhm.co.ke
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+254 20 3258233
Name

Kenneth Fraser SC

Telephone
+254 20 3258233
Email
kfoffice@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Litigation Department
Profile

Kenneth Fraser joined Hamilton Harrison & Mathews in 1966 and has over 44 years experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has earned his place at the top of the market through his vast experience in banking law, state corporations, insurance law, employment, competition, consumer protection, communications law and commercial law. Ken has advised a range of clients on several complex employment matters including trade union disputes redundancies and negotiations. Ken mainly practises before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the High Court and other Tribunals.

Ken is one of the most respected commercial litigation lawyers in Kenya and is recognised as one of the leading litigation lawyers in the country by Legal 500 and Chambers Global.

Ken was made Senior Counsel by the then President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mwai Kibaki, for his exemplary service to the legal profession on 11th December 2012.

Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution and Litigation in the areas of Banking and Finance; Financial Services Regulation; Insurance; Employment; Arbitration; Aviation; Competition & Consumer Protection
Qualifications

Barrister - Inner Temple, London - November, 1967

Advocate High Court of Kenya - August, 1970

Senior Counsel - December, 2012

Education
Prince of Wales School, Nairobi 1962 to 1966
Employment

2002 - To Date: Senior Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1980 - 2002: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1970 - 1980: Advocate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1966 - 1970: Clerk with Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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R.Omwela

Richard Omwela

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romwela@hhm.co.ke
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+254 20 3258252
Name

Richard Omwela

Telephone
+254 20 3258252
Email
romwela@hhm.co.ke
Position
Head of Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
Department
Partner, Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
Profile

Richard Omwela has been a qualified advocate for 34 years and is one of the most prominent and senior corporate and commercial law lawyers in Kenya. He has advised on a number of local, multi-national and cross-border transactions including financings, acquisitions and privatisations, Public Private Partnerships Projects as well as capital markets transactions. Richard is recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000, Legal 500, and Chambers Global (all internationally recognized legal directories).

Practice Areas
Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures & Private Equity; Privatisations; Energy, Infrastructure & PPPs; Business Set-Up & Regulatory Compliance
Qualifications

Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (1980)

Admitted as a Notary Public

Admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths

Education

1979 – 1980: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

1976 – 1979: University of Nairobi - LLB Hons

Employment

October 2014 - To date: Partner-in-Charge, Commercial and Real Estate Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2008 - 2013: Managing Partner, Hamilton Harrison and Mathews

2000 - 2008: Partner-in-Charge, Commercial Department, Hamilton Harrison and Mathews

1986 - 2000: Partner, Litigation and Commercial Departments, Hamilton Harrison and Mathews

1980 - 1986: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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K.Kimani

Kiragu Kimani

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kkoffice@hhm.co.ke, kkimani@hhm.co.ke
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+254 20 3258236
Name

Kiragu Kimani

Telephone
+254 20 3258236
Email
kkoffice@hhm.co.ke, kkimani@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Litigation Department
Profile

Kiragu Kimani has over 26 years experience in tax litigation, commercial litigation real estate litigation and arbitration. He also has substantial experience in procurement law having represented several state corporations and other entities in procurement law appeals, and advising them on tendering processes. He has handled complex energy and tax disputes and represents multinational firms, local firms and departments of the Government of Kenya. Kiragu Kimani has consistently been recognised by various legal directories including Chamber & Partners and IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in the region.

Kiragu has previously been awarded the International Law Office Client Choice Award as the best litigation lawyer in Kenya.

Kiragu Kimani is highly rated by clients, who enthuse: "We've received excellent support – he's very sharp and dynamic. He's also been very flexible and commercial."

Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution & Litigation in the areas of Public Procurement & PPPs; Tax; Insurance; Arbitration; Intellectual Property; Aviation; Medical Negligence Claims; Libel; Building/Construction; Real Estate
Qualifications

Admitted as an advocate of the High Court, (1988)

Education

1987 – 1990: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

1984 - 1987 University of Nairobi - Bachelor of Laws

Employment

1991 - To date Partner - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews - Litigation Department

1988 - 1991 Legal Assistant - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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A.Khawaja

Adil Khawaja (Managing Partner)

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akhawaja@hhm.co.ke
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+254 20 3258294
Name

Adil Khawaja (Managing Partner)

Telephone
+254 20 3258294
Email
akhawaja@hhm.co.ke
Position
Managing Partner
Department

Partner, Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department

Profile

Adil Khawaja has 20 years experience and in-depth knowledge in real estate, environmental and planning law, aviation, project finance, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, commercial litigation and arbitration. He is one of the most renowned lawyers in Kenya with respect to real estate, project development, planning and environmental law. He has dealt with complicated land issues in Kenya and undertaken many complex company restructurings, realizations and schemes of arrangement for banks. He has advised on numerous mergers and acquisition transactions including one of the largest multi-million takeovers in Kenya. Adil Khawaja is recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000, Legal 500, and Chambers Global (all internationally recognized legal directories).

Practice Areas
Real Estate, Planning & Environmental; Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity; Banking and Finance; Insolvency and Restructuring; Competition/Anti-Trust; Aviation; Energy and Infrastructure; Arbitration; Telecommunications, Media and Technology.
Qualifications

Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (1994)

Education

1994: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

1990 - 1993: University of Sheffield: LLB Hons.

Employment

2013 - To date Managing Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2000 - 2013 Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1995 - 2000 Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1993 - 1994 Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Dr. Wanjau

Dr. Daniel Wanjau Muriu

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dwanjau@hhm.co.ke
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+254 20 3258290
Name

Dr. Daniel Wanjau Muriu

Telephone
+254 20 3258290
Email
dwanjau@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
Profile

Daniel undertakes corporate and commercial work in the areas of capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, regulatory and compliance advisory work, energy, telecommunications, intellectual property, oil & gas, infrastructure and public private partnerships.

In addition, Daniel is also a legal scholar and has undertaken various legal research works and writing in both national and international law. A number of his articles have been published in peer-reviewed law journals including the Journal of African Law published by the University of London and the International Community Law Review published by the Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Netherlands.

Practice Areas
Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity; Capital Markets; Competition/Anti-Trust and Consumer Protection; Telecommunications, Media and Technology; Intellectual Property; Business Set-Up & Regulatory Compliance; Oil and Gas; Energy, Infrastructure & PPPs
Qualifications

Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1995

Education

2012: Production Sharing Contracts Management in the Oil and Gas Industry by David Moroney (Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski International LLP)

2011: International Air Law course by IATA

2010: Legal and Regulatory Issues Relating to Carbon Trading Workshop organized by UNEP, the Swedish Energy Agency and the African Carbon Asset Development

2010: Policy and Legislative Drafting Course by Training & Consulting Associates Ltd

2004: Asset Leasing Course by Euromoney

2005 - 2009: University of Melbourne – PhD

2001 - 2002: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg – Master of Laws (LLM)

1994: Kenya School of Law - Diploma in Law.

1989 - 1992: University of Nairobi – Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons).

Employment

2010 - To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2003 - 2005: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2002 - 2003: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1997 - 2000: Associate, Ndungu Njoroge & Kwach

1993 - 1997: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Mugambi

Andrew Mugambi

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amugambi@hhm.co.ke
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+254 20 3258294
Name

Andrew Mugambi

Telephone
+254 20 3258294
Email
amugambi@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
Profile
Andrew Mugambi specialises in corporate and commercial law work including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, banking and project finance, energy, oil and gas and infrastructure and aviation law. He is one of Kenya’s well-respected commercial lawyers. He has advised on a number of local and multi-national transactions including project financing, joint ventures, privatisations and Public Private Partnerships Projects. Andrew is recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000, Legal 500, and Chambers Global (all internationally recognized legal directories).
Practice Areas
Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity; Banking and Finance; Insolvency and Restructuring; Capital Markets; Real Estate; Competition/Anti-Trust and Consumer Protection; Regulatory Advice and Compliance; Energy, Infrastructure & PPPs
Qualifications

Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (1998)

Admitted as a Notary Public

Admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths

Education

1997 - 1998: Kenya School of Law: Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

1994 - 1997: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

Employment

2005 - To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2004 - 2005: Senior Associate, Iseme Kamau & Maema

1999 - 2004: Associate, Bowyer Mahihu & Company Advocates

1998 - 1999: Kapila, Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates

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Michi

Michi Kirimi

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mkirimi@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 20 3258272
Name

Michi Kirimi

Telephone
+254 20 3258272
Email
mkirimi@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Litigation Department
Profile
Michi has over 16 years experience in commercial litigation and arbitration with focus on banking, insurance, employment, intellectual property and commercial law. She has also been involved in significant cases dealing with the Kenyan Public Procurement Law, Tax Review and Constitutional Petitions. Michi regularly represents clients in ICC arbitration proceedings, as well as employment and insurance litigation.
Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution & Litigation in the areas of Employment, Insurance, Aviation as relates to Carriage by Air Act and related Conventions, Public Procurement, Banking and Finance, Intellectual Property, Tax Appeals and Administrative Review
Qualifications
Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (1998)
Education

1997 - 1998: Kenya School of Law: Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

1994 - 1997: University of Nairobi: Bachelor of Laws - Upper Division (HONS)

Employment

2005 to To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2001 - 2005: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1999 - 2001: Associate, Wainaina Ireri & Company Advocates

1998 - 1999: Associate, AGN Kamau & Kimani Advocates

1997 - 1998: Pupil, Kairu & McCourt Advocates

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L. Mainnah

Lorna Mainnah

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lmainnah@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 20 3258226
Name

Lorna Mainnah

Telephone
+254 20 3258226
Email
lmainnah@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
Profile
Lorna has over 6 years experience in real estate, environmental and planning, non-contentious probate and wills, pensions and provident schemes, employment, immigration, corporate and commercial law. Lorna has advised on a number of local and multi-national transactions including banking and financing, security documentation, privatisations and various commercial transactions.  Lorna has also advised clients on employment and related immigration matters, wills and probate. She has dealt with complicated land issues in Kenya.
Practice Areas
Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law, Employment, ESOPs & Immigration; Banking and Finance; Succession Planning; Business Set-up & Regulatory Compliance; Privatisation
Qualifications

Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2008)

Admitted as a Notary Public

Admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths

Education

2009 - 2010: Certified Public Secretary Finalist

2007: Kenya School of Law: Postgraduate Diploma in Law

2002 - 2006: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons. (Second Class Upper Division)

Employment

2013 - To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2007 - 2013: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2006 – 2007: Pupil, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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I. Kashindi

Irene Kashindi

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ikashindi@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 20 3258245
Name

Irene Kashindi

Telephone
+254 20 3258245
Email
ikashindi@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Litigation Department
Profile
Irene has a wide range of experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. She has represented and advised a diverse portfolio of local and international clients on disputes filed before various courts and statutory tribunals. Irene has dealt with complex tax and revenue disputes involving substantial amounts of money as well as disputes arising from large public procurement and public private partnerships projects.
Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution and Litigation in the areas of Public Procurement, PPPs, Judicial Review and Administrative law; Constitutional Law, Tax; Real Estate, Insurance; Employment
Qualifications

Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2008)

Education

2007: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

2011: University of Nairobi: Masters of Law Public Finance and Financial Services

2002-2006: University of Nairobi: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Honours.

Employment

2014 - To date : Partner, Litigation Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2007 - 2013 : Associate, Litigation Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2006 – 2007 : Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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C. Thuo_1

Caroline Thuo

E :
cthuo@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 20 3258256
Name

Caroline Thuo

Telephone
+254 20 3258256
Email
cthuo@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
Profile
Caroline specializes in conveyancing, corporate and commercial law and is involved in the creation of bank securities, the sale and purchase of land, business formation, preparation and review of leases and advising on various commercial transactions.
Practice Areas
Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law, Business Set-Up
Qualifications
Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2008)
Education

2010 – 2011: University of Nairobi: LLM in International Trade and Investments Law

2008: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law

2002 – 2006: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons. (Second Class Upper Division)

Employment

January 2014 – To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2010 – 2013: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2008 – 2010: Associate, Njoroge Regeru & Company Advocates

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dbubi

Deborah Bubi Mwangi

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dbubi@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 772 446446
Name

Deborah Bubi Mwangi

Telephone
+254 772 446446
Email
dbubi@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Litigation Department
Profile
Deborah Bubi Mwangi has over 5 years experience in civil litigation and arbitration and is based at the firm’s branch in Mombasa. Deborah has represented both local and international clients in various courts and statutory tribunals. Deborah relocated to Mombasa in January, 2014 and briefly worked in the litigation department of Inamdar & Inamdar Advocates in Mombasa, before rejoining Hamilton Harrison & Mathews in June, 2014 when a decision was taken to set up a branch in Mombasa. Deborah is a member of the National Alliance Nominations Appeal Tribunal
Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution and Litigation in the areas of Employment; Banking and Finance; Judicial Review; Constitutional Law; Debt Recovery; Intellectual Property; Telecommunications, Media and Data Privacy; Real Estate; Insurance and Tax
Qualifications
Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2009)
Education

2008: Kenya School of Law; Postgraduate Diploma in Law

2003 – 2007: University of Nairob ; Bachelor of Laws, Second Class Honors (Upper Division)

Employment

May 2015- To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2014: Senior Associate Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, Mombasa

2014: Associate Inamdar & Inamdar Advocates, Mombasa

2009 – 2013: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2007 – 2009: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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M.Mbugua

Martha Mbugua

E :
mmbugua@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 20 3258297
Name

Martha Mbugua

Telephone
+254 20 3258297
Email
mmbugua@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
Profile

Martha joined the firm in November 2014 from Coulson Harney Advocates. She has a wide range experience in advising on corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, project finance transactions, joint ventures, advisory on construction contracts and conducting transactional due diligence. Martha completed a three month secondment in 2013 at Bowman Gilfillan, South Africa where she gained experience in relation to setting up private equity funds and related investment advisory work.

Martha also has experience in conducting corporate and due diligence training programs

Practice Areas
Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures and Private Equity; Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Aviation; Business Set-Up; Construction Law; Regulatory Advice and Compliance.
Qualifications
Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2009)
Education

2014: Clifford Chance Africa Academy

2009 – 2010: University of Birmingham (LL.M – International Commercial Law in Financing International Trade, International Oil & Gas Law, International Investment Law & International Commercial Arbitration)

2008: Kenya School of Law: Postgraduate Diploma in Law

2004 – 2007: University of Nairobi, Kenya (LL.B – Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

Employment

November 2014 - To date: Senior Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2014: Senior Associate, Coulson Harney Advocates

May – July 2013: International Associate, Bowman Gilfillan, South Africa

2011 – 2013: Associate, Coulson Harney Advocates

2010 - 2011: Associate, Mohammed Muigai Advocates

2009 - 2011: Pupil & Associate, Mohammed Muigai Advocates

2007 – 2008: Legal Assistant, Barclays Bank of Kenya (Legal Department)