Legal market overview in Kenya

Kenya's legal market is maturing rapidly, both with the entry of foreign law firms and with a series of start-up and emerging practices. At the heart of the legal community is an international outlook. Most of the premier legal brands in Kenya are now part of international firms or cross-border networks. BowmansDentons Hamilton Harrison & MathewsENSafrica and CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates are proof of a significant presence of the international firms in Kenya. In addition, Walker Kontos Advocates has a public association with Norton Rose Fulbright and top Kenyan firm Anjarwalla & Khanna is the founding member of the Africa Legal Network.

Kenya also has a flourishing group of emerging firms, including spin-offs from larger and more established practices. These include the establishment of ENSafrica's Nairobi office in 2019 with a team that split away from Kaplan & Stratton Advocates. Other names include MMC ASAFO, the Kenyan member of Asafo & Co., the Africa-focused firm that has offices across the continent and in Paris and London.