Mr Daniel Muriu Wanjau > Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews > Nairobi, Kenya > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
PO BOX 30333-00100
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Work Department

Corporate and Commercial, Real Estate, Energy, Oil & Gas, Telecommunciations, Finance, Intellectual Property


Daniel is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya having been admitted to the bar 23 years ago. Daniel specializes in corporate, commercial and conveyancing law. He has been undertaken work related to mergers and acquisitions, banking law, capital markets, telecommunications, intellectual property rights, privatisations, arbitrations, creation of various types of securities and a wide range of corporate and commercial law transactions. In addition, Daniel is a legal scholar and has undertaken various pieces of legal research and writing in both national and international law. A number of his articles have been published in peer-reviewed law journals including the Journal of African Law published by the University of London and the International Community Law Review published by the Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Netherlands. Daniel successfully completed his PhD studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2009. Advising various international and local clients on the various regulatory laws including the Central Bank Act, the Banking Act, the Capital Markets Act, the Kenya Information and Communications, the Insurance Act, the Companies Act, the Retirement Benefits Act and the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, the Energy Act and the various Regulations issued under these statutes.


2010 to present: Partner, Commercial and Conveyancing Department Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2003-2005: Partner, Commercial and Conveyancing Department Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2002-2003: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 1997-2000: Associate, Ndungu Njoroge & Kwach 1993-1997: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.


English, Swahili.


Law Society of Kenya, Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.


2005-2009: University of Melbourne – PhD in International Economic Law and Human Rights 2001-2002: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg – Master of Laws (LLM) 1994: Kenya School of Law – Diploma in Law 1989-1992: University of Nairobi – Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) Other Training: 2011: International Air Law course by IATA. 2010: Legal and Regulatory Issues Relating to Carbon Trading Workshop organized by UNEP, the Swedish Energy Agency and the African Carbon Asset Development 2010: Policy and Legislative Drafting Course by Training & Consulting Associates Ltd 2004: Asset Leasing Course by Euromoney.

Lawyer Rankings

Kenya > Privatisation and projects

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is a key name for PPP and infrastructure projects. The practice frequently handles projects on the side of government and state-entities. It remains heavily involved in Kenya’s Roads annuity programme, an initiative to upgrade 10,000km of roads. Andrew Mugambi is highly rated and recognised for his government connections. Daniel Muriu Wanjau is another key name.

Kenya > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is increasingly sought after by foreign clients and has made additional inroads in the competition and private equity fields. Andrew Mugambi has an outstanding record, while Richard Omwela and Daniel Muriu Wanjau provide further senior level gravitas.