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Cosima Wetende

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Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Cosima is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya for over 15 years and has been a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department since 2008. She is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Cosima has considerable experience in advising and representing clients on a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, employment law, insolvency and security realisation, company law, tracing claims and private international law. Cosima’s clients are from diverse sectors both locally and internationally including finance, manufacturing, agriculture, health, advertising, humanitarian and donor agencies and religious organisations. Some of the notable matters Cosima has been instructed on include: providing advisory services on Kenyan law for an international law firm in a United States class action suit relating to allegations of breach of international human rights; successfully represented an international hotel chain in a major fraud by employees valued at approximately KES 90 million (approximately USD 1.4 million); and part of the defence team that represented an international audit firm in a class action suit filed by depositors of a collapsed bank for KES 2.6 billion (approximately USD 40 million).

Languages

English
Kiswahili

Member

Law Society of Kenya
Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 
International Bar Association

Education

University of Nairobi Masters in Law (Hons)
Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Diploma Kenya School of Law
University of Nairobi Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Upper Second Class Honours)
Catholic University of Eastern Africa Bachelors in Social Sciences (First Class Honours)


Kenya

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Members of Kaplan & Stratton Advocates’ large dispute resolution team β€˜all specialize in particular areas and bring professionalism to the firm’ giving it a β€˜top position’ in the market. Specialists include tax disputes leader Nazima Malik, employment and competition expert Esther Kinyenje, and public procurement authority Peter Gachuhi. Fred Ojiambo, James Muthui, Cosima Wetende and Peter Njeru are also highly regarded. The firm recently brought a judicial review application on behalf of British American Tobacco Kenya.

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Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Cosima Wetende - Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

Within: Employment

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates has appeared in many of the largest employment cases of recent years. The team provides β€˜fast turnaround times’, has β€˜specialists in an array of operational areas’ and, in recent highlight work, successfully defended Bayer East Africa against an allegation of unlawful redundancy and discrimination. Cosima Wetende has an β€˜excellent understanding of labour law, labour relations and negotiations’ and Esther Kinyenje is also highly regarded. Sam Wainaina is recommended for employment and pensions matters.

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