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Daniel Muriu Wanjau

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Corporate and Commercial, Real Estate, Energy, Oil & Gas, Telecommunciations, Finance, Intellectual Property


Daniel is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya having been admitted to the bar 23 years ago. Daniel specializes in corporate, commercial and conveyancing law. He has been undertaken work related to mergers and acquisitions, banking law, capital markets, telecommunications, intellectual property rights, privatisations, arbitrations, creation of various types of securities and a wide range of corporate and commercial law transactions. In addition, Daniel is a legal scholar and has undertaken various pieces of legal research and writing in both national and international law. A number of his articles have been published in peer-reviewed law journals including the Journal of African Law published by the University of London and the International Community Law Review published by the Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Netherlands. Daniel successfully completed his PhD studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2009. Advising various international and local clients on the various regulatory laws including the Central Bank Act, the Banking Act, the Capital Markets Act, the Kenya Information and Communications, the Insurance Act, the Companies Act, the Retirement Benefits Act and the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, the Energy Act and the various Regulations issued under these statutes.


2010 to present: Partner, Commercial and Conveyancing Department Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2003-2005: Partner, Commercial and Conveyancing Department Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2002-2003: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 1997-2000: Associate, Ndungu Njoroge & Kwach 1993-1997: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.


English, Swahili.


Law Society of Kenya, Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.


2005-2009: University of Melbourne – PhD in International Economic Law and Human Rights 2001-2002: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg – Master of Laws (LLM) 1994: Kenya School of Law - Diploma in Law 1989-1992: University of Nairobi – Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) Other Training: 2011: International Air Law course by IATA. 2010: Legal and Regulatory Issues Relating to Carbon Trading Workshop organized by UNEP, the Swedish Energy Agency and the African Carbon Asset Development 2010: Policy and Legislative Drafting Course by Training & Consulting Associates Ltd 2004: Asset Leasing Course by Euromoney.


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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Privatisation and projects

Within: Privatisation and projects

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–Isinya (D523) and Kajiado–Mashuru-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.

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