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Mr Chacha Odera
Employment & Labour
Chacha is a Senior Partner at Oraro & Company Advocates and practices in the dispute resolution practice group. With over 32 years of experience, he has represented local and international clients in commercial disputes, constitutional law, electoral disputes, employment and labour law, insolvency, and property law.
Chacha was also recognised as the overall lawyer of the year in 2019 at the Nairobi Legal Awards, hosted by the Law Society of Kenya, Nairobi branch.
Aside from his legal practice, Chacha is an adjunct lecturer at the Strathmore Law School. He has chaired two adhoc committees of the Law Society of Kenya namely, the Committee for In-house Counsel and the development of a comprehensive Code of Conduct for Advocates. He has also served in various capacities in the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal and the Council of Legal Education.
Chacha is a passionate philanthropist and is currently a honary member of the Rotary Club of Milimani as well as a Paul Harris Fellow. He previously served as a founding trustee of the Matibabu Foundation and Msaada Kenya Trust.
English and Kiswahili
Law Society of Kenya
East Africa Law Society
Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association
Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Kenya
LLB, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Oraro & Company Advocates is principally known for contentious employment matters, thanks to its dispute resolution-centric heritage. The firm has extensive experience of trade union disputes and pensions cases. It represents some of the biggest employers in the jurisdiction. Managing partner Chacha Odera has over 30 years’ experience in dispute resolution with a significant portion of employment cases, including recent class actions. Georgina Ogalo-Omondi is an emerging talent.
Oraro & Company Advocates has market-leading dispute resolution expertise. George Oraro SC and Chacha Odera are two of the most prominent litigators in the market. The team continues to land some of the biggest engagements in commercial litigation, constitutional and administrative law, tax, employment, insolvency and international arbitration. It is widely recognised for his prime roles in headline judicial review cases, insolvency litigation and major contract disputes. It represents an impressive number of Kenya and East Africa’s biggest corporates and organisations. Noella Lubano is noted for cases concerning financial institutions and insolvency and restructuring disputes.