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Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

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Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates, Martin Munyu, Nairobi, KENYA

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Martin Munyu

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Martin is a partner at Iseme Kamau & Maema Advocates, Kenya. Martin’s areas of pracitic include debt recovery, commercial litigation, judicial review and constitutional law, arbitration, labour law and trade disputes and insurance.


Martin was admitted as an Advocate in 1996. He trained in the firms of Musyoka Wambua Advocates and Macharia Njeru Advocates before joining Credit Reference Bureau Limited as a Senior Legal Officer. He joined Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates in 2001 and has risen through the ranks to his current position as a Partner in the Litigation Department. Martin is also a qualified arbitrator.


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


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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.

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