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HAKIKA HOUSE, BISHOPS ROAD, PO BOX 60680 - 00200, NAIROBI, KENYA
Tel:
Work +254 20 271 3023-6
Fax:
Fax +254 20 271 8429
Email:
Web:
www.walkerkontos.com

Deepen Shah

Tel:
Work +254 20 2713023-6
Email:
Web:
www.walkerkontos.com
Walker Kontos Advocates

Work Department

Corporate / Commercial & Real Estate.

Position

Deepen is a partner in the firm’s corporate and finance department specialising in local and cross border M&A transactions, DFI investments, private equity and finance work, with expertise in competition law, project finance and syndicated lending transactions, and industry experience in the following sectors: renewable energy, telecommunication, banking, insurance, retail and real estate.


Deepen has a strong track record of guiding and advising clients, reputed for his depth of knowledge and responsiveness. Recently he acted for AutoXpress Holdings Mauritius Limited in connection with its acquisition of the entire share capital of Trentyre Uganda Limited from Goodyear SA, Luxembourg.

Career

Partner: Walker Kontos (2005), Associate: Walker Kontos (2000-2004), Legal Assistant (1998 -1999), Advocate of the High Court (2000), Commissioner of Oaths (2004), Notary Public (2006),

Languages

English, French

Member

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Institute of Certified Public Secretaries, Kenya; Law Society of Kenya

Education

CILS Law Symposium on “International Mergers, Acquisitions and Securities” - Cape Town (2006); Examinations for admission to membership, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch (2004); CPS(K) - Certified Public Secretary, The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (2001), Postgraduate Diploma in Law - Kenya School of Law, Nairobi (1999); (LPC) Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice - The College of Law of England & Wales, London (1998); LL.B (Hons) –University of Bristol, UK (1997).

Leisure

Art and the outdoors.


Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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