Our lawyers are skilled in conducting complex arbitrations between commercial enterprises. The firm has many experienced arbitrators and lawyers who represent parties in local and international arbitration proceedings on diverse matters ranging from the energy sector to the hospitality sector.

Contacts

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K.Kimani

Kiragu Kimani

E :
kkoffice@hhm.co.ke, kkimani@hhm.co.ke
T:
+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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MWATAKA

Mellap Wataka

E :
mwataka@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 203258428
Name

Mellap Wataka

Telephone
+254 203258428
Email
mwataka@hhm.co.ke
Position
Associate
Department
Litigation
Profile
Mellap Wataka has trained in the firm’s Litigation/Dispute Resolution Department for over 2 years. She has experience in commercial litigation and has been involved litigation and resolution of disputes in various areas of law including banking, insurance and employment law.
Practice Areas
Litigation and dispute resolution,
Qualifications
Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya – 2017
Education
2015 – 2016 Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals) 2013 – 2014 King’s College London: LLM (Hons) International Business Law 2009 – 2013 University of Nairobi: LLB (Hons)
Employment
2017 – To Date Associate – Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2016 – 2017 Legal Assistant - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2014 to 2016 Trainee - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
  • Meet the Team

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    K.Fraser

    Kenneth Fraser SC

    E :
    kfoffice@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +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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    K.Kimani

    Kiragu Kimani

    E :
    kkoffice@hhm.co.ke, kkimani@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +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)

    E :
    akhawaja@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +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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    Michi

    Michi Kirimi

    E :
    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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    I. Kashindi

    Irene Kashindi

    E :
    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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    laluvale

    Linda Aluvale

    E :
    laluvale@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258207
    Name

    Linda Aluvale

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258207
    Email
    laluvale@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation
    Profile
    Linda joined the firm in September 2015 from Kaplan & Stratton Advocates. She specialises in litigation and dispute resolution and has represented clients in various courts and statutory tribunals. She specialises in advising and representing clients in the areas of employment law, medical negligence claims, public procurement, defamation, judicial review, debt collection claims, criminal law, industrial accident claims and landlord and tenant disputes. She has also carried out due diligence exercises in a number of transactions.
    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Arbitration, Employment, Public Procurement, Administrative Law, Media
    Qualifications

    Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2011)

    Admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths

    Admitted as a Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, London (2009)

    Education

    2010-2011: Kenya School of Law - Postgraduate Diploma in Law

    2008 – 2009: City Law School, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills

    2007 - 2008: University of Nottingham, LLM

    2004 - 2007: Keele University, LLB Hons

    Employment

    Sep 2015 - To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates

    2012 – Aug 2015: Associate, Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

    2011: Trainee Advocate, Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

    2010: Intern, Ochieng, Onyango, Kibet & Ohaga Advocates

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    Ezra Makori

    Ezra Makori

    E :
    emakori@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258208
    Name

    Ezra Makori

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258208
    Email
    emakori@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Ezra Makori specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. Ezra has represented several local and international clients before various courts and tribunals in disputes involving employment and labour relations, product liability, banking and finance, defamation, information technology and telecommunications, building and construction, carriage by air, judicial review and administrative law, constitutional law, land and environment, real property, insurance and tax. Mr. Makori also reviews and drafts employment contracts and policies for clients.
    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution and Litigation
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2012)
    Education

    2011: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2006 – 2010: Moi University: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2012 – To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2010 – 2012: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.

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    Q. Ochieng

    Queenton Ochieng

    E :
    qochieng@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258261
    Name

    Queenton Ochieng

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258261
    Email
    qochieng@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Queenton Ochieng specialises in civil litigation. Queenton has experience in insurance, contract, environmental and real estate matters, landlord and tenants disputes, employment and pension matters, defamation, debt recovery, arbitration on commercial disputes, procurement disputes, contentious and non-contentious probate and administration matters, trademark and copyright disputes.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2012)
    Education

    2011: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2006 – 2010: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2012 – To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2010 – 2012 Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews