The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

Work +254 20 277 3000
Fax +254 20 277 3111
Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates, Karori Kamau, Nairobi, KENYA

Lawyer rankings

Karori Kamau

Work +254 20 2773 000
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Litigation Department


Karori is a partner at Iseme Kamau & Maema Advocates. Karori’s areas of practice include arbitration, commercial and banking litigation, constitutional and human rights issues, debt recovery, defamation claims, environmental disputes, industrial disputes, insurance law, intellectual property litigation, judicial review, land law, mortgage realisations, procurement and regulatory matters and tax litigation and advisory.


Karori was admitted as an Advocate in 1996. He trained in the firm of Kariuki Muigua & Co Advocates before setting up his own practice in the name and style of Kamau Karori & Co Advocates. In both firms, he was exposed to a wide range of matters and areas of practice including commercial litigation, conveyancing and contracts. He joined Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates as the Partner in Charge of the Litigation Department in 2002. Karori has been involved in ground breaking and high profile commercial disputes and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Certified Public Secretary.


Law Society of Kenya Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


University of Nairobi Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Kamau Karori - Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

Within: Dispute resolution

At Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates, 'senior partners are readily accessible and willing to put in the extra hours to meet demanding deadlines' and 'legal opinions are thorough'. The group is operating at the forefront of procurement and constitutional-related litigation and has a burgeoning presence in international arbitration. It has a tremendous record in Supreme Court proceedings and is also making an impression in employment cases and trusts and estates disputes. It represented the Republic of Kenya in ICSID investment arbitration proceedings filed by Cortec Mining Kenya and is leveraging its association with DLA Piper to develop its skills in international arbitration.The team has 'highly skilled counsels with very strong negotiation and interpersonal skills', and is 'first class at understanding complex legal risks and coming up with solutions that are commercially viable and acceptable to all parties'. The prominent Kamau Karori heads the department, which includes the experienced Martin Munyu.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Kenya

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