Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon


The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
Click here for more details

Kenya > Legal market overview > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings


Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Legal market overview clients in Kenya using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact


Kenya underwent its own constitutional crisis in 2017 with the general election overturned by the courts due to allegations of corruption and voting manipulation. An interest rate cap also hindered lending from domestic banks, taking billions of Kenyan shillings out of the economy. Many local corporates were facing financial difficulties, leading to a series of headline insolvencies and restructurings.

The country’s legal market is reasonably developed with firms offering ever higher degrees of specialisation. Many firms are gaining valuable experience working alongside big international players; indeed Walker Kontos Advocates entered an alliance with global firm Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc in 2016.

Kenyan firms are also setting the standards for wider practice in Africa. Anjarwalla & Khanna founded and developed the Africa Legal Network, an alliance of 16 independent law firms around Africa; the network has an additional associate member Webber Wentzel in South Africa.

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in Kenya

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

Press Releases worldwide

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to