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Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews handled headline work in its role as adviser to nine Kenyan banks on the restructuring plan proposed by Kenya Airways to all of its creditors. The firm advises a range of domestic and international lenders, while benefiting from being part of Dentons' international network. 'The firm presents a good spread of services under one roof' and 'partners are readily available to discuss issues'. Andrew Mugambi has an outstanding reputation, while Richard Omwela provides additional senior-level gravitas. Adil Khawaja and Lorna Mainnah are recommended for real estate finance, with Sigee Koech also noted for rounded financing expertise.

Leading individuals

Andrew Mugambi - Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews' more formalised association with global firm Dentons makes it a credible name for global and cross-border transactions. The Nairobi firm has worked on a series of big-ticket M&A deals, private equity investments and corporate restructurings. It advised Distell Group on the restructuring of its multi-tiered ownership structure and assisted Sealed Air Corporation with the Kenyan law aspects of its sale of Diversey Care to Bain Capital. Other work included advising Vodacom Group on the Kenyan law aspects of its acquisition of an 87.5% stake in Vodafone Kenya from Vodafone International. Andrew Mugambi is 'easy to work with and a big picture guy'. Richard Omwela and Daniel Muriu Wanjau are also key names.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews continues to operate at the top of the market in constitutional and judicial review cases; it has appeared in a series of banking sector judicial review disputes. Procurement, employment and tax disputes are also a recent forte for the team, which includes the seasoned Kenneth Fraser, who delivers 'innovative arguments' and 'pays attention to detail', while the 'very thorough' Kiragu Kimani and employment litigation leader Michi Kirimi are also key names. The team defended Kenya Power & Lighting Company against a petition alleging the imposition of illegal and backdated electricity bills on electricity consumers.

Leading individuals

Kenneth Fraser - Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Kiragu Kimani - Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews' team has 'a very high level of expertise in the laws of Kenya'. It leads the market in employment disputes and is further building its presence in advisory work. It has a high profile in unlawful termination claims and constitutional petitions, often representing clients in cases brought by trade unions. It represented Kenya Kazi Security Services in proceedings brought by a trade union to compel it to negotiate and conclude a collective bargaining agreement. Michi Kirimi has emerged as a leader in this field, along with Lorna Mainnah and senior disputes practitioner Kenneth Fraser.

Leading individuals

Michi Kirimi - Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Privatisation and projects
Privatisation and projects - ranked: tier 1

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews¬†is at the forefront of the PPP sector, acting for government and other entities on a number of headline transactions, including road projects. It advised the Kenya Rural Roads Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers on the PPP project to develop the Ngong-Kiserian‚ÄďIsinya (D523) and Kajiado‚ÄďMashuru-Isara (D524) roads. It is also strong in power projects.¬†Andrew Mugambi¬†is 'really professional', 'a strong lawyer' and 'looks at the project from all angles'. Daniel Muriu Wanjau provides further senior expertise.

Leading individuals

Andrew Mugambi - Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews has a broad and multi-skilled practice, advising a range of local, regional and international clients. It advised ALP North on the development of Kenya’s first grade A logistic and distribution warehouse park.  Adil Khawaja and Lorna Mainnah are immensely experienced in the real estate field.

Leading individuals

Adil Khawaja - Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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