We have developed a niche in this sector due to our considerable experience in providing transactional and advisory services to various players in the aviation industry including local and international airlines, banks, arrangers, finance and operating lessors, investors, governmental authorities, airport operators, business aviation companies and logistics companies. We also have developed links with local law firms in other countries which specialise in this area due to the trans-national nature of aviation law.

We also undertake a great deal of contentious matters in the aviation sector including claims related to airplane accidents.

Contacts

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K.Kimani

Kiragu Kimani

E :
kkoffice@hhm.co.ke
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+254 20 3258236
Name

Kiragu Kimani

Telephone
+254 20 3258236
Email
kkoffice@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 present : Managing Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2001 to 2013: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1995 to 2000 : Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1993 to 1994 : Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Transactions & Advisory Team

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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 present : Managing Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2001 to 2013: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1995 to 2000 : Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1993 to 1994 : Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Dr. Wanjau

    Dr. Daniel Wanjau Muriu

    E :
    dwanjau@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +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

    E :
    amugambi@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +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

    2006 - To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2005 to 2006: Senior Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2004 - 2005: Senior Associate, Iseme Kamau & Maema

    1999 - 2004: Associate, Bowyer Mahihu & Company Advocates

    1998 - 1999: Pupil, Kapila, Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates

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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

    Jan 2016 to Date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    Nov 2014 –2015: Senior Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2013 – 2014: Senior Associate, Coulson Harney Advocates

    2011 – 2013: Associate, Coulson Harney Advocates

    2009 – 2011: Pupil and Associate, Mohamed Muigai Advocates

    Dispute Resolution 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

    2017 - To Date: Partner and Head of Litigation Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2002 - 2017 : Senior Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1980: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1970: Advocate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    K.Kimani

    Kiragu Kimani

    E :
    kkoffice@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258236
    Name

    Kiragu Kimani

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258236
    Email
    kkoffice@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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    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 date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.

    Nov 2001- May 2005: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1999 – Oct 2001: Associate, at Wainaina Ireri & Company, Advocates.

    1998 – 1999: Associate, at AGN Kamau & Kimani.

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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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    Gathoni kariuki

    Gathoni Kariuki

    E :
    gkariuki@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258279
    Name

    Gathoni Kariuki

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258279
    Email
    gkariuki@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Gathoni Kariuki specializes in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She has represented clients both local and international before various courts and tribunals.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the areas of Banking and Finance; Insurance; Employment Law; Consumer Protection; Carriage By Air; Constitutional and Administrative Law, Real Estate and Environmental Matters
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2014)
    Education

    2012-2013: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2007- 2011: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2014 - To date Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2011- 2013: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews