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Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates has maintained activity levels through a series of engagements in distressed debt and insolvency. It advised Stanbic Bank Kenya on the proposed term loan and working capital facilities for Kenafric Industries. It remains a market leader in debt capital markets transactions. Michael Kontos and Deepen Shah have excellent reputations.

Leading individuals

Michael Kontos - Walker Kontos Advocates

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates has an outstanding record in strategic and private equity M&A. The firm has an especially impressive history in financial institutions transactions and deals in other highly regulated sectors. It advised SBM Bank (Kenya) on its acquisition of certain assets and liabilities from Chase Bank (Kenya), this was the first receivership transaction to occur under the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act. The firm is also making an impression in renewable energy sector investments and in distressed M&A. Michael Kontos is a market leader in big-ticket M&A, while Deepen Shah and Peter M Mwangi provide further senior expertise.

Leading individuals

Michael Kontos - Walker Kontos Advocates

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates has acted in some of the biggest insolvency cases of recent years and has earned roles on a series of arbitration-related court proceedings. The team acted for Equity Bank in a breach of contract claim against the County Government of Narok. Gregory Karungo and Paul Ogunde are the key partners.

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Privatisation and projects
Privatisation and projects - ranked: tier 1

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates has been at the forefront of the renewable energy sector for some time. Active in both the project development and project finance spaces, it has further developed its standing in infrastructure finance, especially roads, and in the burgeoning PPP environment, particularly in accommodations. It advised Stanbic Bank Kenya on the financing of Lots 3 and 32 of Phase 1A of the Kenya Roads Programme. It is also building a presence in off-grid power solutions, including captive solar and wind projects. The firm benefits from its outstanding connections to international lenders, including major development finance institutions, including International Finance Corporation. Michael Kontos has an outstanding reputation, as does Peter M Mwangi, Diana Situma and Rahma Karanja.

Leading individuals

Michael Kontos - Walker Kontos Advocates

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Walker Kontos Advocates

Walker Kontos Advocates has deep traditions in the real estate sector and maintains a strong understanding of land regulations and the legislative environment. It advised the World Bank on a comprehensive legal review of the legal and regulatory framework for the launch of the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company. It is notable for its advisory and structuring experience, and is now exploiting this expertise in a number of secondary market deals. Peter M Mwangi is hugely experienced.

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