The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
9TH FLOOR, WILLIAMSON HOUSE, 4TH NGONG AVENUE, PO BOX 40111-00100 NAIROBI, KENYA
Tel:
Work +254 2028 41000
Fax:
Fax +254 20 273 4667
Email:
Web:
www.kaplanstratton.com

Rachel Mbai

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

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Rachel is a Kenyan advocate, Commissioner of Oaths and Notary Public. She is also a member of: the Law Society of Kenya; International Bar Association; International Commission of Jurists; Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya; and the Commonwealth Law Association. After admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, she joined Kaplan & Stratton in 1991 and joined the partnership in 1994.  
 
Her work encompasses property acquisition/disposal and development, property laws, property finance, forensics and due diligence, and loan securities; environmental and conservation law; and private client work. Some of the notable transactions Rachel has been involved in include: acting for IBRD and IFC (World Bank) in the acquisition of its Nairobi headquarters; acting for Kenya Airways Limited in the acquisition of properties for expansion of its training centre. The deal value of this matter was KES 1.5 billion;  acting for a registered charitable trust with a local presence in Kenya in the disposal of its assets in Kenya valued at approximately USD 12.6 million; and acting for IFAW, a wildlife conservation client in creation of wildlife corridor. This involved 1,620 landowners ceding their land rights for conservation and creation of wildlife corridor; and acting for Quadco Two Hundred and Fifty Four Limited in the leasing of two properties in Ridgeways for the purposes of development of two iconic hospitals, one of which is valued at KES 2 billion, and acquisition of an equity stake.
 

Languages

English
Kiswahili

Member

Law Society of Kenya
International Bar Association
International Commission of Jurists
Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya
Commonwealth Law Association

Education

1990 Kenya School of Law Qualifying Examinations
1986 - 1989 University of Nairobi, Kenya LLB Honours


Kenya

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 ‘first-class’, ‘efficient’ and ‘practical’ department.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in Kenya

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to