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Work +254 2028 41000
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Fax +254 20 273 4667
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www.kaplanstratton.com

Mahesh Acharya

Tel:
Work +254 20 2841000
Email:
Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Mahesh joined K&S in 2002 and quickly rose the ranks to become a partner in 2007. He advises clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, internal re-organisations, share and asset sales, joint venture arrangements, capital markets and due diligence assignments. Mahesh also practices intellectual property law with a bias in e-commerce, electronic payments and computer contracts.

His clients include Syngeta, Prudential Alliance, Safaricom, Samsung, PesaPoint, Kenya Airways, Serena Hotels, FMO, L’Oreal, IFC and several local and multi-national corporate clients in finance, telecommunications and investment sectors and private equity funds.

Languages

English
Kiswahili
Hindi
Tamil

Member

Law Society of Kenya
International Bar Association
Law Society of England & Wales
International Division International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

Education

2004 to 2007 Advanced certifications in Intellectual Property Laws - WIPO Academy, Geneva 2003 Kenya School of Law - Bar Qualifying Examinations
2000 - 2002 University of Nagpur, LLB
1997 - 2000 University of Nagpur - BA Political Science


Kenya

Banking and finance and capital markets

Within: Banking and finance and capital markets

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates has a large and multi-skilled team that covers most finance products. It is β€˜above all other firms in Kenya in terms of quality’, according to one client that emphasises its β€˜excellent service’, while another notes its expertise with Asian clients and its β€˜commercially oriented advice’. The team advised Victoria Commercial Bank on a series of capital raising exercises including a rights issue, private placement, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) issue and a bonus issue. Oliver Fowler and Binti Shah are β€˜real stars’ who β€˜understand the commercial aspects’, β€˜offer solutions’ and β€˜know exactly what middle ground would work for both sides of the table’. Ruth Kirunga is an β€˜up and coming star’, β€˜diligent’ and β€˜hardworking’. Mahesh Acharya is recommended for capital markets deals.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates’ β€˜prompt’ and β€˜responsive’ team has β€˜excellent knowledge of the subject matter’, deep connections to local corporates and is consistently expanding its international referral base. The group advised Pioneer Foods (South Africa) on its $14m acquisition of a 49% stake in Weetabix East Africa. Senior statesman Oliver Fowler is β€˜outstanding’, with an β€˜encyclopedic knowledge of Kenyan law and good judgement’, and Mahesh Acharya has β€˜extremely well-rounded knowledge of the legal environment’. Amar Grewal-Thethy, Sam Wainaina and Nigel Shaw are also highly reputed.

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