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Kimathi Kuenyehia

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Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

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Energy, Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Corporate and Finance


Managing Partner


Kimathi Kuenyehia is an award winning Harvard-educated transactional lawyer who is ranked by The Legal 500 as one of the top 5 leading lawyers in Ghana. He provides legal services predominantly to foreign governments, global multinationals and Fortune 500 companies doing business in Ghana. His blue chip clients include: Google; Uber; Novartis; Unilever; Finnfund; EKN; NOV; Tullow Oil; eni; Hershey; Multichoice; Volvo; Asanko Gold; Chirano Gold; AFC; among many others. Recommended as 'outstanding on all matters' by IFLR 1000, he is always the lawyer of choice for global multinationals with respect to their most challenging legal issues, most significant business transactions and most critical disputes. He is a past winner of the prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. International Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award for his 'professional excellence, innovative approach to legal practice, community service and reputation for the advancement of legal ethics'. In 2012, he was also selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. The prestigious Young Global Leader honor is bestowed each year by the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum on some of the most extraordinary leaders in various fields below the age of 40 from around the world in recognition of their 'professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership'.




New York State Bar; Ghana Bar Association; International Bar Association


Harvard Law School; Ghana School of Law


Kimathi is currently writing a book on Corporate Law and Practice in Ghana and was selected as the Commencement Speaker for the 2016 graduates of the College of Humanities of the University of Ghana.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The busy banking and finance department at Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys excels in cross-border transactions and counts Africa Finance Corporation and Asanko Gold among its clients. Kimathi Kuenyehia and associate Akua Serwaa Asomani-Adem recently provided advice to Danske Bank on the €62m financing to the government of Ghana for the construction of seven bridges. Senior associates Sefakor Kuenyehia and Sarpong Odame are also active members of the team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Under the leadership of Kimathi Kuenyehia, Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has a thriving corporate and commercial practice that is engaged by leading multinationals in large transactions and day-to-day contractual matters. Among an extensive list of standout deals was its advice to Platinum Equity on the acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's blood glucose monitoring business; Kuenyehia worked alongside senior associate Sarpong Odame to advise the client.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

With a focus on multinationals and Fortune 500 companies, Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has an impressive track record in complex commercial litigation. Recent cases handled by the team have included shareholder disputes, defamation litigation and personal injury claims. Kimathi Kuenyehia and managing associate Augustine Kidisil are the practice co-heads.

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Within: Energy

The busy energy department at Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys continued to work with some of its longstanding clients and also won a number of new clients, including Lekela Power. Recent work for the team includes advising an independent power producer on its financing for power projects in Ghana; Kimathi Kuenyehia, managing counsel Sefakor Kuenyehia and senior associate Sarpong Odame led the advice.

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Infrastructure projects

Within: Infrastructure projects

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has strong experience in infrastructure, telecoms and mining projects. Recent highlights include advising a healthcare company on the design, construction and operation of several hospitals, and assisting an infrastructure fund with a joint venture for the construction of a mixed-use urban development. Kimathi Kuenyehia is the practice head.

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