Ms Michi Kirimi > Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews > Nairobi, Kenya > Lawyer Profile

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

Commercial litigation, Employment, Tax


Michi has over 18 years’ experience in successfully guiding her clients through
complex matters in commercial litigation and arbitration with a focus on
labour and employment, banking, insurance, intellectual property and commercial
law. She has undertaken litigation and arbitrations in disputes arising out of
commercial contracts, Engineering and Procurement Contracts and Employment
contracts. She has handled complex Constitutional Petitions and represents clients
on tax appeals before the Tax Appeals Tribunal and the High Court. She regularly
represents clients in ICC arbitration proceedings, as well as employment, medical
negligence claims and insurance based litigation. She is recognised by Legal 500
for her expertise in intellectual property and employment matters.


Michi joined Hamilton Harrison & Mathews in 2001 as a Legal Assistant and is now a partner in the litigation department of the firm.


English, Swahili.


Law Society of Kenya.


University of Nairobi, LLB (Hons) Kenya School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Kenya > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Michi KirimiDentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is best known for its engagements in major employment disputes, though it has a genuinely rounded practice covering disciplinary processes, performance improvement plans, termination processes, redundancy processes, and the drafting and review of employment contracts. It represents a number of significant Kenyan businesses and the local arms of multinationals. Michi Kirimi is a senior name for employment disputes, while Lorna Mainnah is recognised for a broad range of employment and immigration matters. Emerging talent Ezra Makori was promoted to partner in 2020.

Kenya > Dispute resolution

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews remains highly rated for constitutional and administrative law disputes, banking and insurance cases, along with tax, employment, and energy and infrastructure matters. The firm is also becoming increasingly prominent in international arbitration. Head of the litigation department, Kenneth Fraser SC has nearly 50 years experience in litigation and arbitration, and continues to act in some of the biggest banking and insurance cases in the market. Kiragu Kimani is also hugely experienced, notably in commercial and tax disputes. Michi Kirimi provides further senior-level experience in banking and insurance, employment, constitutional and commercial disputes.