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The firm:Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is one of Kenya’s highly acclaimed law firms, with a tradition of excellence dating back to 1902. We have built up a reputation as an innovative, experienced, responsive and highly-skilled firm with the capacity and technical expertise to offer practical legal solutions to both corporate and individual clients. We are one of Kenya’s largest law firms with a dedicated team comprised of 11 Partners and 43 Associates who are supported by a team of over 80 legal assistants, administrative and paralegal staff. We offer legal services to clients all over Kenya and have our primary office in Nairobi and a second office in Mombasa.

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews provides a full range of legal services to an extensive client base which includes local and foreign companies, individuals, state corporations and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Recent experience: M&A: Daniel Wanjau advised General Motors in the sale of its entire stake in General Motors East Africa Limited to Isuzu Motors Limited. Andrew Mugambi and Sigee Koech advised Hass Petroleum in a sale of 40% indirect controlling stake in Hass to Oman Trading International. Richard Omwela advised on the sale of a 49.9% equity stake in Weetabix East Africa Limited to Pioneer Foods.

Banking and finance: Andrew Mugambi and Sigee Koech advised a consortium of 10 banks in the restructuring of loans advanced to Kenya Airways PLC worth USD $231 million. Sigee Koech advised Export-Import Bank of China in relation to the financing of a power transmission expansion project

Oil and gas, mining: Andrew Mugambi assisted the Kenyan government in reviewing and analysing mining agreements entered into between the Kenyan government and various mining companies. Daniel Muriu advised on a World-Bank-funded institutional review of all petroleum and non-petroleum institutions involved in oil and gas in Kenya

Dispute resolution: Kiragu Kimani represented Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN) in regard to a tender awarded by them for the leasing of 50 MW wellheads. The firm has acted for Kenya Wildlife Service in several matters challenging the construction of phase 2A of the standard gauge railway project. Michi Kirimi has represented a client in a suit with a foreign company that had a concessioning agreement of the country’s railway transport. Ken Fraser continues to act for Kenyan Bankers Association (KBA) and two large commercial banks in various dispute resolution and litigation matters

Competition/anti-trust: Daniel Muriu advised Africa Logistics Properties Holdings Limited (ALPH) on the Kenyan competition law aspects relating to an equity capital raising from among others the CDC Group and IFC. Daniel Muriu advised General Motors on the COMESA and Kenya competition law aspects relating to its sale of its 57.3% stake in General Motors East Africa Limited to Isuzu Motors Limited.

Employment: Michi Kirimi represented Telkom Kenya in a litigation over alleged discrimination in the award of redundancy pay. Lorna Mainnah has advised Google Inc on employment matters.

IP: Daniel Muriu heads the IP team that handles a large portfolio of IP work for international and local clients such as Merck, Anheuser Busch, Abu Ghazaleh Intellectual Property, Adams & Adams, Rotam Agrochem International Limited, eBay Inc, Commercial Bank of Africa Limited, Reed Smith and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Infrastructure projects: Andrew Mugambi is advising Africa Economic Zones Limited on the establishment of a special economic zone. Andrew Mugambi is advising on PPP projects for the construction of 10,000 km of roads across Kenya.

Real estate: Lorna Mainnah and Adil Khawaja advised Africa Logistics Property Limited (ALP) in its purchase of 22 acres for the construction Kenya’s first grade A logistics and distribution warehouse park. Adil Khawaja advised Windflower Limited in the purchase of several office spaces and car parking spaces in the up market area of Nairobi from Delta Properties Limited. Adil Khawaja advised Mara Masai Mara Tourist Development Limited on the purchase of three properties neighbouring the Lake Nakuru National Game Reserve in Kenya.

  • Contacts
  • Senior partner: Richard Omwela (
  • Managing partner: Adil Khawaja (
  • Other offices
  • Mombasa
  • Number of lawyers: 80
  • Languages
  • English
  • Swahili
  • Member
  • Law Society of Kenya

Above material supplied by Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.

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