Our lawyers are well versed in offering tailor made advise in relation to rescue securitizations, rescheduling of debts and debt to equity swaps and insolvency proceedings. We regularly advise public and private companies, investors such as venture funds and private funds, investment banks, financial institutions including banks, saccos, micro lenders and government entities on financings, re-financings, and restructurings. Our experience spans thefinance, real estate, manufacturing,agriculture, trade, commodities and importandexport sectors. We have also been involved in restructurings with cross-border elements.

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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 is the firm’s managing partner and in the Corporate Commercial and Real Estate Department. He has 22 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 having dealt with complicated land issues in Kenya and undertaken many complex company restructurings, realisations and schemes of arrangements for banks. He has advised numerous mergers and acquisitions transactions. Including multi-million takeovers in Kenya. He also looks after many clients from the Middle East with a diverse portfolio and interests 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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    A.Khawaja

    Adil Khawaja (Managing Partner)

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    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 is the firm’s managing partner and in the Corporate Commercial and Real Estate Department. He has 22 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 having dealt with complicated land issues in Kenya and undertaken many complex company restructurings, realisations and schemes of arrangements for banks. He has advised numerous mergers and acquisitions transactions. Including multi-million takeovers in Kenya. He also looks after many clients from the Middle East with a diverse portfolio and interests 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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    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

    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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    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

    Nov 2013 to date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2007 to 2013: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2006 to 2007: Pupil, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Moses Osoro

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    mosoro@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258291
    Name

    Moses Osoro

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258291
    Email
    mosoro@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Senior Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Moses specialises in commercial law, corporate law, real estate law, banking and finance. He has advised clients on the property law in Kenya generally and dealt with the sale and purchase of land, preparation and registration of powers of attorney, preparation and registration of leases and business set-ups.
    Practice Areas
    Banking and Finance; Receiverships and Liquidation; Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2009)
    Education

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

    2003-2007: Moi University: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2013 – To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2010 – 2012: Associate, Iseme Kamau & Maema Advocates

    2007 – 2009: Trainee, Muriu Mungai & Company Advocates

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    David Mwangi Wambugu

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    dwambugu@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258417
    Name

    David Mwangi Wambugu

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258417
    Email
    dwambugu@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate Department
    Profile
    David Mwangi Wambugu joined the firm in 2017 and is a Legal Assistant in the Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department. He has completed his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from Kenyatta University, School of Law in 2015. David specialises in immigration law, commercial law, corporate law, business set-up, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and intellectual property law.
    Practice Areas
    Immigration law, commercial law, corporate law, business set-up, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and intellectual property law.
    Qualifications

    Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2018)

    Certified Secretary, Part III

    Education

    2016: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2011-2015: Kenyatta University: LLB Hons

    Employment

    March 2018 to date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    August 2017-February 2018: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    January-July 2017: Pupil, Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice

    May –July 2016: Intern, Capital Markets Authority

    Dispute Resolution Team

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    K.Fraser

    Kenneth Fraser SC

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    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

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    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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    Paula Ochango

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    pochango@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254203258262
    Name

    Paula Ochango

    Telephone
    +254203258262
    Email
    pochango@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Paula Ochango joined the firm in July 2016 as a trainee lawyer. She trained in the firm’s court department for eight months and is now practicing in the firm’s commercial department. She has assisted transactions involving general corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance, legal and regulatory compliance, business set-up, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land law. She has also assisted in due diligence work and advisory on regulatory matters.
    Practice Areas
    Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity, Business Setup. Competition/Antitrust and Consumer Protection, Banking & Finance. Insolvency & Restructuring. Real Estate Planning & Environmental Law, Construction Law and Capital Markets
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2018)
    Education

    2016: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2011 - 2015: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

    2013-2016: Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) Certified Secretary (CS)

    Employment

    2018 to present: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    August 2017 to March 2018: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    July 2016 to July 2017: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews