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Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

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Beatrice Nyabira

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Beatrice is a partner at Iseme Kamau & Maema Advocates, Kenya. Beatrice's area of practice include mergers and acquisitions, energy law, private public partnerships (PPP), information communication and technology (ICT) law, capital markets, competition law, employment law and estate planning.


Beatrice was admitted as an Advocate in 2005. She joined Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates as a Pupil in 2003 and has since risen through the ranks to become a Partner in the Commercial Department. Beatrice is a graduate of law from the University of Nairobi and also holds a CPA Section V qualification. In addition, she is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Law Society of Kenya Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


University of Nairobi Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law


Privatisation and projects

Within: Leading individuals

Beatrice Nyabira - Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

Within: Privatisation and projects

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates has demonstrated real commitment to the projects space over the last five years and has earned itself a significant market share of big-ticket engagements, most notably in power and is now 'progessing really well' in PPPs (especially in healthcare and affordable housing). The firm is praised for its 'team work' in working 'cohesively' with the client 'towards a common goal'. The team advises a mix of sponsors, lenders and government bodies, and was engaged by Amref on a proposed primary healthcare project that will be piloted in Makueni County before being scaled up to all 47 counties in Kenya. James Kamau is 'client centric' and has huge gravitas in the market, while Beatrice Nyabira is 'a great negotiator' and another key figure in the team.

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