Firm Profile > Oraro & Company Advocates > Nairobi, Kenya

Oraro & Company Advocates

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Oraro & Company Advocates has an exceptional record in big-ticket disputes. It remains a key name for insolvency and tax disputes, along with major arbitrations. George Oraro has an outstanding reputation, as does Chacha Odera and Walter AmokoNoella  Lubano is an up-and-coming name.

Practice head(s):

George Oraro; Chacha Odera; Walter Amoko


Personalised service, flexible on fees and top-notch lawyers.’

Solution oriented, commercial sense, a wealth of knowledge, ability to understand issues and draft pleadings within pressing timelines.

George Oraro is available throughout, he is willing to meet and offer advice and solutions. Even when he is not able to take up a matter, he is still willing to see how best he can assist.

Noella Lubano is responsive, conducts very good and well thought out research, and is approachable and witty.

Noella Lubano, Chacha Odera and Walter Amoko are people you need to have on your side. The wealth of knowledge from each individual in the firm is quite outstanding.

Key clients

Central Bank of Kenya

Kenya National Union of Teachers

National Bank of Kenya

County Assemblies Forum

Trade and Development Bank

Toyota Kenya

Bank of Africa

Ecobank Kenya

Kenya Power and Lightning Company

Employment Tier 1

Oraro & Company Advocates is a leader in dispute resolution, though also has genuine strength in non-contentious employment matters. It has considerable experience handling redundancies, retrenchments, employee benefits and collective bargaining arrangements. Georgina  Ogalo-Omondi is a recognised employment specialist and Chacha  Odera is a leader in employment litigation, along with Walter Amoko.

Practice head(s):

Chacha Odera; Georgina Ogalo-Omondi

Key clients

Kenya Railways

National Bank of Kenya

TelPosta Pension Scheme

Sankara Hotel

Aga Khan University Hospital – Nairobi

Kenya Airways

Central Bank of Kenya

Kenya National Union of Teachers

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Oraro & Company Advocates is a popular choice for a number of domestic banks and large real estate developers, and handles a steady steam of substantial financing matters. Pamella Ager is the key partner.

Practice head(s):

Pamella Ager


The team is partner led, commercial and lean.

Key clients

Kenya Commercial Bank

Barclays Bank of Kenya

Commercial Bank of Africa

Engine Lease Finance

The firm: Oraro & Company Advocates is a full-service market-leading African law firm established in 1977 with a strong focus on dispute resolution and corporate & commercial law. With a dedicated team of 12 partners, 13 associates and 41 support staff, the firm is highly respected for its dispute resolution practice in Kenya and its strong bench of litigators.

We provide specialist legal services both locally and regionally in Dispute Resolution, Tax Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Conveyancing & Real Estate, Employment & Labour, Infrastructure, Projects and PPP, and Restructuring & Insolvency. Over the years, we have represented both local and foreign clients, governments, regulators, and not-for-profit organisations from target industry sectors including construction, education, energy, financial services, manufacturing & industries and the public sector.

We provide both local and cross-jurisdictional legal services, either directly or through the extensive relationships that we have established with leading firms across the globe, which enables us to offer cross-jurisdictional legal advice seamlessly while maintaining the highest professional standards.

Oraro & Company Advocates prides itself in its deeply rooted client relationships by providing quality legal services through its partner-led approach, drawing from local knowledge and global perspectives.

Areas of practice: Arbitration: Our Arbitration practice area is led by our Senior Partner – George Oraro SC, an internationally recognised arbitrator and Noella Lubano a Partner in the practice area. The practice area advises on highly complex international arbitration matters including drafting suitable clauses, advising on the type and seat of arbitration, the formation of a tribunal and arbitral procedures.

Banking & Finance: Our Banking & Finance practise area is at the forefront of advising clients in a broad spectrum of banking & finance transactions. The practice area actively advises on asset finance, securities, structured finance and debt finance. Our practice area also has a dedicated Partner – Patricia Mutiso who has an in-depth understanding of Islamic Finance (Sharia’h-compliant finance).

Conveyancing & Real Estate: Our Conveyancing & Real Estate practice area knows the ins and outs of this fast-growing sector. The practice area is well respected for its advice in some of the country’s highly valued and complex real estate development projects. The practice area also has an in-depth understanding of handling conveyancing, joint venture projects, commercial and residential leases and licenses.

Dispute Resolution: Our Dispute & Resolution practice is highly respected for its litigation skills with a strong bench of litigators. The practice area has advised clients on a wide range of contentious matters including banking litigation, highly complex commercial disputes, constitutional law, election petitions, environmental litigation, employment and labour law, family law, public procurement and property disputes.

Employment & Labour: Our Employment & Labour has wide-ranging experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters. The practice area has an excellent record of handling high-profile disputes relating to termination & dismissal, redundancy and discrimination.  In addition, the practice area offers advisory to employers on employment contracts, employment policies and procedures, advising on termination on account of redundancy.

Infrastructure, Projects & PPP: Our Infrastructure, Projects & PPP practice area is at the heart of some of the largest deals across the country providing comprehensive, strategic and commercial legal advice in connection with the development and financing of new PPP projects. The practice area is actively involved in project structuring, drafting & negotiating and project finance in sectors such as energy, power generation and social infrastructure.

Restructuring & Insolvency: Our Restructuring & Insolvency practice area is led by a team of Partners with specialist experience in advising both contentious and non-contentious aspects of debt & equity restructurings, asset tracing and insolvency. The practice area is highly regarded for its expertise in handling and advising on insolvency matters based on the recently enacted Kenyan Insolvency law – Insolvency Act, 2015.

Tax: Our Tax practice area is well respected for its forward-thinking in tax disputes due to the complexity of Kenyan tax laws. The depth and breadth of our knowledge ensures that we advise clients’ business needs successfully and provide high quality, innovative tax solutions in income tax, capital gains tax, VAT, and tax compliance.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution Chacha Odera +254 709 250 000
Arbitration Noella Lubano +254 709 250 000
Banking & Finance Pamella Ager +254 709 250 000
Conveyancing & Real Esate Nelly Gitau +254 709 250 000
Corporate & Commercial Jacob Ochieng +254 709 250 000
Employment & Labour Georgina Ogalo-Omondi +254 709 250 000
Infrastructure, projects & PPP Jacob Ochieng +254 709 250 000
Restructuring & Insolvency Noella Lubano +254 709 250 000
Tax Lena Onchwari +254 709 250 000
Asset Tracing & Recoveries Noella Lubano +254 709 250 000
Capital Markets Pamella Ager +254 709 250 000
Private Clients Chacha Odera +254 709 250 000
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Pamella Ager  photo Mrs Pamella Ager Partner
Mr Gibran Darr  photo Mr Gibran Darr Senior Associate
Mrs Nelly  Gitau  photo Mrs Nelly  Gitau Partner
Mr Naeem Hirani  photo Mr Naeem Hirani Partner
Ms Anne Kadima  photo Ms Anne Kadima Associate
Ms Sandra  Kavagi  photo Ms Sandra  Kavagi Associate
Mr James  Kituku  photo Mr James  Kituku Senior Associate
Mr Meshack Kwaka  photo Mr Meshack Kwaka Associate
Ms Noella  Lubano  photo Ms Noella  Lubano Partner
Mr John  Mbaluto  photo Mr John  Mbaluto Partner
Ms Milly  Mbedi  photo Ms Milly  Mbedi Senior Associate
Mr Geoffrey  Muchiri  photo Mr Geoffrey  Muchiri Partner
Ms Eva Mukami  photo Ms Eva Mukami Associate
Ms Sheila  Nyakundi  photo Ms Sheila  Nyakundi Associate
Mr Jacob Ochieng  photo Mr Jacob Ochieng Partner
Mr Chacha  Odera  photo Mr Chacha  Odera Managing Partner
Mrs Georgina  Ogalo-Omondi  photo Mrs Georgina  Ogalo-Omondi Partner
Mr Daniel Okoth  photo Mr Daniel Okoth Senior Associate
Ms Quinter Okuta  photo Ms Quinter Okuta Associate
Mrs Lena Onchwari  photo Mrs Lena Onchwari Partner
Ms Cindy Oraro  photo Ms Cindy Oraro Partner
Mr George  Oraro SC  photo Mr George  Oraro SC Senior Partner
Mr Yonah Ougo  photo Mr Yonah Ougo Associate
Mr Erastus  Rabut  photo Mr Erastus  Rabut Associate
Ms Tesrah Wamache  photo Ms Tesrah Wamache Associate
Total number of lawyers : 25