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Peter M Mwangi

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Walker Kontos Advocates

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Corporate / Commercial & Real Estate.


Peter Muhiu Mwangi is a partner at Walker Kontos' commercial and corporate department. Peter advises on complex real estate, private equity and capital market matters. On account of his stellar reputation in real estate matters, Peter has been appointed to various task forces  on land law including most recently the task force on the recently gazetted Regulations under the Land Act and the Land Registration Act. Peter also advises on acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency disposals. Recently he acted for the World Bank Group in carrying out a comprehensive review on the legal and regulatory framework for the setting up and operation of the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company.


Partner: Walker Kontos (1996);  Associate: Walker Kontos (1994);  Legal Assistant: Walker Kontos (1993);  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (1995); Commissioner for Oaths (1999); Notary Public (2006) 


English, Kiswahili.


Law Society of Kenya; Institute of Certified Public Secretaries, Kenya; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch; Law Society of Kenya, Conveyancing Committee; Committee on Preparation of Regulations under the Land Acts, Kenya; Law Society’s Land and Environment Committee


LL.B (Hons) University of Nairobi, Kenya (1992); Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi (1994); MSc in Finance and Finance Law, University of London (SOAS) (2007); Examinations for admission to membership, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch (2001).


Nature walks and runs.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Walker Kontos Advocates has an outstanding record in strategic and private equity M&A. The firm has an especially impressive history in financial institutions transactions and deals in other highly regulated sectors. It advised SBM Bank (Kenya) on its acquisition of certain assets and liabilities from Chase Bank (Kenya), this was the first receivership transaction to occur under the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act. The firm is also making an impression in renewable energy sector investments and in distressed M&A. Michael Kontos is a market leader in big-ticket M&A, while Deepen Shah and Peter M Mwangi provide further senior expertise.

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Privatisation and projects

Within: Privatisation and projects

Walker Kontos Advocates has been at the forefront of the renewable energy sector for some time. Active in both the project development and project finance spaces, it has further developed its standing in infrastructure finance, especially roads, and in the burgeoning PPP environment, particularly in accommodations. It advised Stanbic Bank Kenya on the financing of Lots 3 and 32 of Phase 1A of the Kenya Roads Programme. It is also building a presence in off-grid power solutions, including captive solar and wind projects. The firm benefits from its outstanding connections to international lenders, including major development finance institutions, including International Finance Corporation. Michael Kontos has an outstanding reputation, as does Peter M Mwangi, Diana Situma and Rahma Karanja.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Walker Kontos Advocates has deep traditions in the real estate sector and maintains a strong understanding of land regulations and the legislative environment. It advised the World Bank on a comprehensive legal review of the legal and regulatory framework for the launch of the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company. It is notable for its advisory and structuring experience, and is now exploiting this expertise in a number of secondary market deals. Peter M Mwangi is hugely experienced.

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