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Michael Kontos

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Work +254 20 2718431
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Web:
www.walkerkontos.com
Walker Kontos Advocates

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial.

Position

Michael Kontos is the Managing Partner of Walker Kontos. His expertise principally lies in corporate and project finance; energy; M&A; capital markets; banking and complex real estate transactions. Michael’s reputation as the go to lawyer for highly complex matters in the legal industry has seen him act in pioneering transactions for a wide array of both local and international clients in different sectors. Most recently Michael advised SBM Bank (Kenya) Limited in the acquisition of certain assets and the assumption of certain liabilities from and of Chase Bank (Kenya) Limited (In Receivership).

Career

Michael Kontos joined Walker Kontos in 1992. He became partner in 1995.

Languages

English, Greek, French.

Member

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

Education

LL.B (Hons) University of Exeter (1991), LL.M, International Business Legal Studies, University of Exeter (1992), Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi (1994), Examinations for admission to membership, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch (2001)


Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Kontos - Walker Kontos Advocates

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: Leading individuals

Michael Kontos - Walker Kontos Advocates

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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Privatisation and projects

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Kontos - Walker Kontos Advocates

Within: Privatisation and projects

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.

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