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Kenya

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

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates primarily operates in the high-end financing space, including refinancings, corporate finance and project finance. The firm also saw an increase in export-based and commodity finance in the agriculture and flora sectors and experienced an uptick in top-end real estate finance. A team led by Deepen Shah advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) on a $100m financing to Equity Bank (Kenya) to support the growth of its SME portfolio, including women-owned SMEs. Michael Kontos is a formidable force in energy and renewables financings and is well supported in this area by Diana Situma and Rahma Karanja. Peter Mwangi is recommended for capital markets issuances.

Leading individuals

Michael Kontos - Walker Kontos Advocates

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

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates is a leader in banking and financial services M&A and has an impressive market share of deals in other regulated sectors. The team has seen an increase in inward investment engagements, including those involving the financial services, fintech and other technology sectors; it is also increasingly active in private equity deals and corporate restructurings. It advised Fidelity Commercial Bank on its sale to Mauritius-headquartered SBM Africa Holdings, a deal which involved a shareholder squeeze-out procedure under the new Companies Act. Michael Kontos is highly regarded along with Deepen Shah and Diana Situma.

Leading individuals

Michael Kontos - Walker Kontos Advocates

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates remains most active in corporate recovery and receivership work, in addition to intellectual property and employment disputes. The firm defended Energizer against an injunction brought by Eveready East Africa to prevent Energizer from appointing new distributors of its products in the East and Central Africa region. Paul Ogunde and Gregory Karungo are the principal partners.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates is a leader in renewable energy and is making a further impression in road and rail infrastructure projects. The firm has a mix of lender and sponsor/developer engagements with clients such as Enel Green Power, Green Africa Power, Martifer Solar Investment, IFC, African Development Bank, and ABSA. Michael Kontos, Peter Mwangi, Rahma Karanja and Diana Situma form an impressive senior team.

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

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates is noted for high-end and middle income residential developments and high-end commercial developments, acting for a number of prominent developers and corporates. Peter Mwangi is the key partner.

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