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Nigel Shaw

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Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Nigel Shaw joined Kaplan & Stratton on 1989 and became a partner in 1993. Nigel currently heads up the firm’s corporate commercial practice. He is dual qualified as an English barrister at law (Grays Inn London) and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is also a certified public secretary.

Nigel has considerable experience in advising clients on real estate, energy, private client and immigration matters. His clients consist of multinational and local companies and private clients.

Nigel has advised on several noteworthy matters such as: the development of solar cell PV farms; geothermal energy projects, the establishment of large scale housing developments including extensive tax advice and corporate restructuring and advice on conservancies.

Languages

English

Member

Law Society of Kenya
Barrister at Law, Grays Inn, London

Education

1989 Kenya School of Law Qualifying Examinations
1985 Bar School Examinations, Grays Inn, England
1981 - 1984 LLB Leicester University,  England


Kenya

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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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates is a strong player in renewable energy, including solar and geothermal projects, advising a number of major international sponsors. The firm represented Gogar 1 Solar Park in the development of a 50MW solar energy project, one of the first in Kenya. In the infrastructure space, the firm advised Power China International Group, in its role as project sponsor, on the development of the Illasit-Njukiri-Taveta toll road project. Team head Kenneth Kamaitha is noted for the structuring of renewable energy project documents and is supported by experienced figures Sam Wainaina and Nigel Shaw.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates has an established real estate practice, involving acquisitions and disposals, leases, developments and real estate matters linked to energy and infrastructure projects. The team advised East African Breweries on the sale of 15 acres of land to Actis Africa as part of Actis’ strategy to expand its Garden City project. The outstanding Rachel Mbai and Nigel Shaw lead a β€˜first-class’, β€˜efficient’ and β€˜practical’ department.

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