Kenya > Dispute resolution
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Anjarwalla & Khanna handles a range of disputes, and is notable for its expertise in tax litigation. The team successfully led a case for Africa Oil Corp against a judicial review application that challenged the award of exploration licences and product-sharing agreements to the client. Ushwin Khanna is recommended. Sadly, Zul Alibhai passed away.
Daly & Figgis Advocates has ‘longstanding experience in Kenya and consistently meets the expectations of the client’, and its service is ‘absolutely worth paying for’. Anthony Njogu, Sean Omondi and litigation department head Evans Monari are highly respected. Njogu recently represented ABN AMRO Bank in recovery proceedings against the Kenya Pipeline Organisation.
Hamilton Harrison & Mathews’ Kiragu Kimani recently led a High Court rights case for Kenya Airways, while department head Kenneth Fraser represents Commercial Bank of Africa in various financial disputes. Aside from aviation and banking sector litigation, the firm also works on cases relating to energy, insurance, employment, tax, and IP. George Murugara is experienced in arbitration.
Kaplan & Stratton houses ‘highly experienced lawyers, who have the skills and energy required to carry out legal briefs’. The firm has experienced an increase in employment disputes, and Peter Gachuhi recently defended Kenya Breweries in a class action brought by approximately 2,000 ex-employees seeking damages. Fred Ojiambo is ‘extremely intelligent’, and Nazima Malik is also recommended.
Oraro & Co Advocates’ practice includes banking, property and liquidation disputes. Founding partner George Oraro heads the department.
Tripleoklaw (formerly known as Ochieng, Onyango, Kibet & Ohaga) handles litigation and arbitration for private sector companies and state-owned corporations. New clients to its roster include Renaissance Partners and Bidco Oil. Managing partner John Ohaga is recommended, and is co-convenor of the Kenya Law Society ADR Committee.
Inamdar & Inamdar displays ‘absolute professionalism’, and provides ‘client-focused advice’ and ‘an excellent all-round litigation service’. The firm has acted in a number of cases for Kenya Ports Authority, including a claim relating to lost cargo at the port of Mombasa. Nairobi-based Rubeena Dar is highly regarded, and Mombasa-based Samir Inamdar shows ‘outstanding integrity and understanding of the law’.
Mohammed Muigai Advocates’ litigation and arbitration expertise spans a range of areas such as employment, judicial review, IP, defamation, procurement, bank securities, commercial contracts, and construction law. Name partner Mohammed Nyaoga represents clients in civil and commercial litigation.
Allen Gichuhi’s dispute resolution department at Walker Kontos Advocates is going from ‘strength to strength’, and handles complex commercial litigation, corporate recovery and ADR matters. The team’s lawyers are ‘very competent’ and have ‘valuable experience’.