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Privatisation and projects
- Amyn Mussa – Anjarwalla & Khanna
Anjarwalla & Khanna has experienced an upturn in oil and gas instructions. In 2012, Amyn Mussa advised the sponsor on the development of an 81MW thermal power plant and Sonal Sejpal advised Dominion Petroleum on its application for an oil exploration concession in Kenya. Other clients include AES Africa Power Company and BNP Paribas.
Walker Kontos Advocates has a strong record in energy sector finance, and recent highlights include acting on a number of IPP projects. It advised Standard Bank on the financing of the Triumph Power project, and acted for Overseas Private Investment Corporation on the financing of the Orpower 4 project. Michael Kontos is recommended.
The ‘excellent’ Prof. Albert Mumma and Company Advocates is particularly well regarded for its niche expertise in PPP arrangements, and is advising Kenya Railways Corporation on a PPP project to develop commuter rail services in Nairobi. Name partner Prof. Albert Mumma impresses with his ‘convincing arguments, personal approach and profound knowledge of the legal and political environment’.
Richard Harney at Coulson Harney Advocates recently advised a coal mining company and its Kenyan partners on a concession from the Kenyan government to mine coal reserves in the Mui Basin. He also assisted Sophia Karen Ltd with the development of a property in Nairobi and its subsequent leasing to GEMS Education.
Daly & Figgis Advocates has expertise in oil, energy and mining, as well as real estate transactions and environmental law. Ashwini Bhandari and Njau Mukuha recently worked with another law firm to advise China Development Bank on the financing of various Kenyan development projects.
Hamilton Harrison & Mathews has a wealth of experience in oil, gas and mining matters, where it acts for clients such as Total. Richard Omwela and Paras Shah are well regarded.
Kaplan & Stratton is praised for its responsiveness, value for money and ‘good understanding of the market’. Sam Wainaina and Ken Kamaitha are advising Ormat on the refinancing and operation of one of Kenya’s largest geothermal power projects. Binti Shah is ‘very astute and diligent’, and Nigel Shaw is ‘highly professional’.