We provide advisory legal services for business entities ranging from small companies to multinational corporations. We give general advice on the setting up of businesses and inflow of investment funds into local entities such as companies, partnerships, non-profit organisations and trusts. We also provide advice on the regulatory environment for the various types of entities and the sectors within which they operate.

Contacts

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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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    R.Omwela

    Richard Omwela

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    romwela@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +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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    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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    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

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    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

    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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    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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    C. Thuo_1

    Caroline Thuo

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    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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    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)

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    S. Koech

    Sigee Koech

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    skoech@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258275
    Name

    Sigee Koech

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258275
    Email
    skoech@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Partner
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile

    Sigee specializes in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, real estate, environmental and planning, banking and project finance.

    Sigee completed her Masters in Law at the University Of Pittsburgh School of Law and later interned at H.J Heinz Company Corporate Counsel office at its World Headquarters in Pittsburgh where she obtained training and work experience in the office of the Corporate counsel to the management of Heinz on matters regarding competition law, employment law, sales and distribution matters including pricing policies and contracts.

    Practice Areas
    Banking and Finance; Insolvency and Restructuring; Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law; Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity; Business Setup; Regulatory Advice and Compliance
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2012)
    Education

    2010 - 2011: University of Pittsburgh School of Law: LL.M.

    2009: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2005 – 2008: Moi University: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2012 - To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2008 - 2010: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Muigai Githu

    Muigai Githu (on Sabbatical)

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

    Muigai Githu (on Sabbatical)

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258226
    Email
    mgithu@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Muigai Githu specializes in commercial law, corporate law and intellectual property law. He has experience with start-up company projects, including incorporation and registrations with regulatory bodies. He also has experience in carrying out legal due diligence. Muigai has assisted in corporate restructuring matters and investment projects including share purchases and share swaps.
    Practice Areas
    Business Set-Up; Regulatory Advice and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures and Private Equity, and Intellectual Property
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2014)
    Education

    2012: Kenya School of Law

    2008-2011: University of Kent

    Employment

    December 2014 - To Date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    July 2013 - November 2014: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    January 2013 - June 2013: Pupil, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews