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Work +254 20 325 8000
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Fax +254 20 325 8222
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www.dentonshhm.com

Richard Omwela

Tel:
Work +254203258252
Email:
Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Work Department

Corporate, Finance, Commercial

Position

Richard Omwela has been in legal practice for the past 37 years and in that time he has developed an enviable breadth and depth of experience across all areas of commercial law practice. He consistently applies his expertise to provide his clients across all economic sectors with the highest quality of legal services. His practice also includes advising clients on competition law and regulation including mergers, acquisitions, assets sales, corporate restructuring and general regulatory advice in the financial services sectors.

Career


2017 to date: Senior Partner, 2000 to 2017: Partner-in-Charge, Commercial Department 1986 to 2000: Partner both in Court Department and Commercial Department.

Languages

English, Swahili.

Member

Law Society of Kenya, Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, Commonwealth Bar Association,.

Education

LLB, University of Nairobi (Hons) 1979.


Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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