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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

Lorna Mainnah

Tel:
Work +254 3258 226
Email:
Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Work Department

Real Estate, Environmental and Planning, Employment & Immigration

Position

Oct 2013 to date: Partner, 2007 to Oct 2013: Associate

Career

Lorna has over 9 years’ experience in real estate, environmental and planning, non- contentious probate and will, pensions and provident schemes, employment, immigration, corporate and commercial law. She has significant experience in dealing with land related matters having dealt with several land issues in Kenya, and is known for her ability to execute complex real estate deals in a timely manner. Lorna has advised on a number of local and multi-national transactions including banking and financing, security documentation, privatisations and various commercial transactions.

Languages

English, Kiswahili

Member

Law Society of Kenya

Education

2008: Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, 2005-2006: Council of Legal Education, 2001-2005: University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Law (LLB), 2001- 2004: Certified Public Accountant, Graduate


Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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.

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Employment

Within: Employment

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews' team has 'a very high level of expertise in the laws of Kenya'. It leads the market in employment disputes and is further building its presence in advisory work. It has a high profile in unlawful termination claims and constitutional petitions, often representing clients in cases brought by trade unions. It represented Kenya Kazi Security Services in proceedings brought by a trade union to compel it to negotiate and conclude a collective bargaining agreement. Michi Kirimi has emerged as a leader in this field, along with Lorna Mainnah and senior disputes practitioner Kenneth Fraser.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

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.

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