The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
1ST FLOOR, DELTA OFFICE SUITES, BLOCK A, OFF WAIYAKI WAY, MUTHANGARI, PO BOX 30333-00100, NAIROBI, KENYA
Tel:
Work +254 20 325 8000
Fax:
Fax +254 20 325 8222
Email:
Web:
www.dentonshhm.com

Adil Khawaja

Tel:
Work +254203258292
Email:
Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Work Department

Real Estate, Environmental Law, Planning,

Position

Adil Khawaja has 23 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge in real estate, environmental and planning law, commercial litigation and arbitration. He is one of the most renowned lawyers in Kenya with respect to real estate, project development, planning and environmental law. He has dealt with complicated land issues in Kenya and undertaken many complex company restructurings, realizations and schemes of arrangement for banks.

Career

2013 to date: Managing Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2000 - 2013: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews: 1995-2000 Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews: 2004- 2013: Honorary Warden, Kenya Wildlife Service,  2011-2014: Board of Trustees, Kenya Wildlife Service, June 2012 - to date: Non-Executive Director, Kenya Commercial Bank Limited: Non-Executive Director, June 2012 - to date: KCB Tanzania Limited. March 2013: The Forestry Management multi-sectoral task force.

Languages

English, Swahili, Hindi.

Member

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

Education

1994: Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (Bar Finals) 1990-1993: University of Sheffield, LLB Hons.


Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews handled headline work in its role as adviser to nine Kenyan banks on the restructuring plan proposed by Kenya Airways to all of its creditors. The firm advises a range of domestic and international lenders, while benefiting from being part of Dentons' international network. 'The firm presents a good spread of services under one roof' and 'partners are readily available to discuss issues'. Andrew Mugambi has an outstanding reputation, while Richard Omwela provides additional senior-level gravitas. Adil Khawaja and Lorna Mainnah are recommended for real estate finance, with Sigee Koech also noted for rounded financing expertise.

[back to top]

Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Adil Khawaja - Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Within: Real estate and construction

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews has a broad and multi-skilled practice, advising a range of local, regional and international clients. It advised ALP North on the development of Kenya’s first grade A logistic and distribution warehouse park.  Adil Khawaja and Lorna Mainnah are immensely experienced in the real estate field.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in Kenya

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to