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Anjarwalla & Khanna focuses on large-scale real estate developments and investments in which it frequently leverages its market-leading projects and infrastructure practice. It continued to advise Centum Investment Company on its landmark Two Rivers mixed-use development and Actis on its Garden City mixed-use development. Amyn Mussa is a standout name, while Karim Anjarwalla has ‘enormous respect in the legal fraternity’ and ‘all-round knowledge of the law’. Mombasa partner Mona Doshi has a ‘very good grip on the property sector on the coast’, Akash Devani provides an ‘excellent service’ and senior associate Caroline Karugu is another name to note.

Bowmans continues to be noted for city and mixed-use developments with the ‘very responsive’ team praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of the market’. The department advised Mara Delta Property Holdings on its acquisition and lease back of a modern pharmaceuticals warehouse on Mombasa Road from Imperial Health Sciences Kenya. The firm has outstanding real estate and construction credentials with Alex Njage who is ‘resourceful’ and ‘very keyed into the client’s expectations’. Philip Coulson is a hugely experienced practitioner.

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates has an established real estate practice, involving acquisitions and disposals, leases, developments and real estate matters linked to energy and infrastructure projects. The team advised East African Breweries on the sale of 15 acres of land to Actis Africa as part of Actis’ strategy to expand its Garden City project. The outstanding Rachel Mbai and Nigel Shaw lead a ‘first-class’, ‘efficient’ and ‘practical’ department.

Daly & Inamdar Advocates has a healthy practice involving development, leases, acquisitions and disposals work. The firm advised a US-based energy company on land acquisitions for solar energy developments. Nigel Jeremy heads the large team, which also includes Harpreet Ubhi.

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews maintains a multi-faceted practice, with notable strength in large-scale conveyancing, residential and commercial property developments, and leasing work. The group advised ALP North on a series of acquisitions, including its purchase of 22 acres of land in the Tatu City mixed-use development. Lorna Mainnah and Adil Khawaja lead an impressive team.

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates remains active in real estate finance and lower and middle-income housing developments. It continues to represent a number of Chinese investors and developers and recently advised Kenya Electricity Transmission Company on the purchase of five adjacent parcels of land as part of its development of a high-voltage infrastructure network. Anne Kinyanjui, Amrit Soar and Norah Mutuku are the key partners.

Mboya Wangong'u & Waiyaki Advocates’ practice is driven by real estate developments, real estate finance, leasing, and acquisitions and disposals; recently it saw an increase in housing developments and advised HFDI, a subsidiary of the Housing Finance Group, on the development of 1,200 apartment units in the Komarock area of Nairobi. Gladys Mboya and June Njoroge-Ngwele are the key partners.

Tripleoklaw Advocates is noted for advice on residential and mixed-use developments. It assisted Acorn Group with a joint venture agreement for the purchase of land and development of a high-value property. Jinaro Kibet is the key partner.

Walker Kontos Advocates is noted for high-end and middle income residential developments and high-end commercial developments, acting for a number of prominent developers and corporates. Peter Mwangi is the key partner.

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