Our firm regularly handles complex mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures and buy-outs of a domestic and cross-border nature. We provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to a myriad of clients across all industries,from energy, telecoms and infrastructure to financial, manufacturing, agricultural and retail industries. We draw our strength from our lawyers who specialise in legal fields such as competition, transactional and structuring, tax and intellectual property. We particularly have a wealth of experience in advising on M&A transactions in regulated sectors such as banking, insurance, energy and capital markets.

Our private equity work comprises fund formation, minority investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, investments and exit transactions.Our firm has taken the lead in IPOs, divestments and the privatisation of many companies in relation to fund exit strategies.

Contacts

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R.Omwela

Richard Omwela

E :
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

2017 to date: Senior Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2000 to date: Partner-in-Charge, Commercial and Real Estate Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

2007 - 2012: Managing Partner, Hamilton Harrison and Mathews

1986 - 2000: Partner, Hamilton Harrison and Mathews

1980 - 1986: 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

  • Meet the Team

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    R.Omwela

    Richard Omwela

    E :
    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

    2017 to date: Senior Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2000 to date: Partner-in-Charge, Commercial and Real Estate Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2007 - 2012: Managing Partner, Hamilton Harrison and Mathews

    1986 - 2000: Partner, Hamilton Harrison and Mathews

    1980 - 1986: Associate, 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 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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    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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    S. Koech

    Sigee Koech

    E :
    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

    Jan 2016 to date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.

    Oct 2011 to Dec 2015: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.

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    Peter Okaalet

    E :
    pokaaletjr@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258285
    Name

    Peter Okaalet

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258285
    Email
    pokaaletjr@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Senior Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Peter Okaalet’s practice encompasses a wide range of commercial matters including assisting on local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organisations and restructurings, private equity investment transactions and capital markets transactions.
    Practice Areas
    Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity; employment law; Regulatory Advice and Compliance; NGOs; Infrastructure & PPPs.
    Qualifications

    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2012)

    Admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths

    Education

    2011- 2012: Kenya School of Law: Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2006 - 2009: University of Pretoria, South Africa: LLB

    Employment

    Sept 2017 - to date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.

    May 2016 to Sep 2017: Associate, Coulson Harney Advocates– Bowmans.

    Dec 2012 to May 2016: Associate, Mboya Wangong’u & Waiyaki Advocates.

    Jan 2010 to Nov 2012: Legal Assistant, Mboya Wangong’u & Waiyaki Advocates.

    July 2010 to Dec 2010: Legal Intern, Musyimi & Company Advocates

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    Nasra Nanda

    Nasra Nanda

    E :
    nnanda@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    254-20-3258273
    Name

    Nasra Nanda

    Telephone
    254-20-3258273
    Email
    nnanda@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Nasra joined the firm as an associate in 2017. She specialises in commercial, corporate and real estate law work, where she assists in various matters handled in the Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department.
    Practice Areas
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate
    Qualifications
    Education
    2015: Kenya School of Law – Post Graduate Diploma in Law 2014: University of Nairobi - LLB Hons
    Employment
    2017 – Date: Associate, Hamilton, Harrison and Mathews 2016: Trainee Advocate, A.B. Patel & Patel
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    Paula Ochango

    E :
    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

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    David Mwangi Wambugu

    E :
    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