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Bowmans has an impressive record in voluntary redundancies, transfer of undertakings, employee share ownership plans and employment disputes. The practice, which advises corporate entities and executives, recently defended Visa CEMEA Holdings against an unfair determination claim by a former employee. Sean Omondi is highly regarded.

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews’ employment team is prominent in both contentious and non-contentious matters and acts for an impressive corporate client base, which includes Swiss International Air Lines, Nairobi Stock Exchange, Airtel Networks, Lufthansa and Telkom Kenya. The practice represented Teachers Service Commission in a teachers’ pay dispute, which involved a strike. Michi Kirimi, Kiragu Kimani and top litigator Kenneth Fraser SC are key partners.

Oraro & Company Advocates’ Chacha Odera has a strong record in employment disputes and the team represented Telkom Kenya in connection with a disputed redundancy exercise. George Oraro SC and Noella Lubano are also highly regarded.

Tripleoklaw Advocates has a tremendous record in employment disputes and successfully defended Kenya Airways against a redundancy claim that involved a constitutional petition. Clients also include Kenya Airways, Libya Oil Kenya and Samsung Kenya. John Ohaga and James Oduol are top litigators.

Anjarwalla & Khanna is recommended for its cross-border experience, where it can bring to bear resources in the much-respected Africa Legal Network. The firm has an impressive record in large-scale redundancy and workforce redeployment exercises, as well as immigration law. Sonal Sejpal and Rosa Nduati-Mutero are the key partners.

The team at Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates provides high-end service, particularly in complex employment litigation and immigration law, and is ‘always willing to go the extra mile’. It acted for Shelter Afrique in the Supreme Court of Kenya in a dispute with a former employee involving the issue of diplomatic immunities. William Maema has ‘a great wealth of knowledge’.

Kaplan & Stratton AdvocatesCosima Wetende and Esther Kinyenje handle employment disputes and have a strong record in cases involving foreign multinationals. Clients include Prudential.

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