Our intellectual property department is one of the oldest in Kenya. We advise on the registration of trademarks, patents, industrial designs, assignments and registered user agreements (licences) for numerous multinational and local clients and also the clients in opposition proceedings and IP-related litigation. Through correspondent firms, we undertake similar work in the East African region in such countries as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. We pride ourselves in blending experience with dynamism and as such have employed some of the most enthusiastic, pragmatic and intelligent lawyers to meet the varied needs of our clients.

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K.Kimani

Kiragu Kimani

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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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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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    Dr. Wanjau

    Dr. Daniel Wanjau Muriu

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    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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    Alice Ndungu

    Alice Ndung’u

    E :
    andungu@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258250
    Name

    Alice Ndung’u

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258250
    Email
    andungu@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Alice Ndung’u specializes corporate, intellectual property, corporate restructuring, employment, immigration and commercial law. Alice has advised clients on matters relating to intellectual property, employment and immigration, business set up and licensing and energy. She has also assisted in conducting legal due diligence for various clients.
    Practice Areas
    Business Set-Up; Regulatory Advice and Compliance; Intellectual Property; Employment and Immigration
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2014)
    Education

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

    2007 - 2011: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2014 to date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2013 – 2014: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2011 – 2012: Trainee, Muri Mwaniki & Wamiti Advocates

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    Muigai Githu

    Muigai Githu

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    mgithu@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258405
    Name

    Muigai Githu

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258405
    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

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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

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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 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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    dbubi

    Deborah Bubi Mwangi

    E :
    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 Present: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    June 2014 to April 2015: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    Jan 2014 to April 2014: Associate, Inamdar & Inamdar

    2009 to Nov 2013: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2007 to 2009 Pupil, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Q. Ochieng

    Queenton Ochieng

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    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

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    James Tugee

    E :
    jtugee@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258461
    Name

    James Tugee

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258461
    Email
    jtugee@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    James Tugee specializes in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has been involved in litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes in the areas of defamation and media law, intellectual property law, constitutional law, administrative law, tax law, employment law, company law, and land and environmental law. James is an H.J. Heinz Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he completed his Master of Laws degree in May 2016. During his time in the United States, he was an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, specifically in the Young Lawyers Section. He later interned at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania where he assisted in the process of reviewing the Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Policies and Procedures, in addition to acquainting himself with United States federal civil and criminal procedure.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the areas of Intellectual Property; Defamation and Media Law; Constitutional Law; Tax;; Administrative Law; Company Law and Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law.
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2014)
    Education

    2015-2016: University of Pittsburgh: LLM (Magna cum laude)

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

    2007 - 2011: Moi University: LLB (Hons)

    Employment

    2014 to date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2013 – 2014: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2011 – 2013: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Pkamero

    Peter Kamero

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    pkamero@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258406
    Name

    Peter Kamero

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258406
    Email
    pkamero@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Peter Kamero undertakes corporate and commercial work in the areas of intellectual property, telecommunications, competition law and capital markets. Kamero is recognized by various legal directories including the World Trademark Review and Managing IP (IP Stars) as one of the leading intellectual property attorneys in Kenya. In addition, Kamero has been a speaker at various seminars, including Strathmore University and Kenyatta University, as a trainer and legal advisor to the entrepreneurs selected by the Business Daily’s Next Big Thing program.
    Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property, Competition, Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Capital Markets.
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2012) Admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths
    Education

    2015: Harvard CopyrightX Course, Certificate in Copyright law, Harvard Law School

    2014: Master of Laws (LL.M), Intellectual Property, WIPO Academy, Geneva, and University of Turin, Italy (Cum Laude)

    2011: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

    2010: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Nairobi, Kenya

    2005: Diploma in French (B2), Alliance Française, Kenya

    Employment

    2016 – To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2012 – 2015: Associate, MMC Africa Law

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    Jillian Ndirangu

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    jndirangu@hhm.co.ke
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    +254-20-3258488
    Name

    Jillian Ndirangu

    Telephone
    +254-20-3258488
    Email
    jndirangu@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation
    Profile
    Jillian specializes in litigation and dispute resolution and has advised and represented clients in areas of Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law, Insurance Law, Debt Collection Claims, Land and Environmental Law.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property Law
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2012)
    Education
    University of Cape Town: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Certification Course (June- August 2017) University of Cape Town: Masters in Intellectual Property Law (2016) Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals) (2011) Catholic University of Eastern Africa LLB Hons (2006 – 2010)
    Employment
    September 2015- to date: Associate, HH&M Advocates September, 2013 to July 2015 Associate, Sichangi Partners Advocates December, 2012 to August 2013 Associate, L. M. Kambuni and Associates Advocates