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

Oliver Fowler

Tel:
Work +254 20 2841000
Email:
Web:
www.kaplanstratton.com
Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Oliver Fowler qualified as a Kenyan Advocate and an English Solicitor. After admission as an English Solicitor, he joined Kaplan & Stratton in 1978 and became a partner in 1981. His work encompasses commercial work, particularly financial, corporate and taxation matters. He has extensive experience in project finance work, capital markets and banking and finance.

Some of the notable transactions he has been involved in include: the reverse take-over of City Trust Limited (now I&M Holdings Limited); advising REA Vipingo Plantations Limited in connection with its contested take-over by REA Trading Limited and sale of Vipingo Estate; the Government sovereign bond issues of 2014 and 2018.

Languages

English

Member

Law Society of England & Wales
Law Society of Kenya

Education

1977 Kenya School of Law Qualifying Examinations
1974 Law Society Qualifying Examinations, England, 2nd Class Honours
1971 - 1973 Bristol University, Bristol, England: LLB


Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Oliver Fowler - Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates operates a substantial team with a high profile in project, acquisition and corporate financings, along with other segments such as sovereign bonds. The firm has achieved a greater flow of engagements from DFIs and Chinese lenders. It advised the banks on the Kenyan government's KES200bn bond issuance on the London Stock Exchange. Oliver Fowler brings unrivalled senior skill and technical expertise to the team, while Binti Shah adds exceptional domestic and cross-border experience. Ruth Kirunga is another key team member.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Oliver Fowler - Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates fields a large team that has a sizeable market share of domestic and cross-border transactions, primarily involving East Africa. The firm has a strong record in financial services, telecoms, downstream oil and gas, and secondary deals in the energy sector. It has worked on a series of listed-company deals, involving corporate expansions into wider East Africa. It advised REA Vipingo Plantations on its takeover by REA Trading and the sale of Vipingo Estate to Centum. Oliver Fowler 'is the go to guy in the market', 'knows his stuff and is easy to deal with'. Amar Grewal-Thethy is emerging as one of the top names in the market, especially for listed company deals. Mahesh Acharya is also a rising star.

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