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TripleOKlaw Advocates
PO BOX 43170, NAIROBI 00100

Kenya > Dispute resolution Tier 2

TripleOKlaw Advocates' varied workload spans commercial litigation, constitutional law cases, corporate fraud matters and employment law mandates. In addition to representing clients in litigation, the department has a strong capability in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration. Managing partner John M. Ohaga has significant litigation experience. He works with senior partner James Ochieng’ Oduol, who has been involved in several landmark cases.

Practice head(s):

John M. Ohaga

Other key lawyers:

James Ochieng’ Oduol; Marysheila Onyango-Oduor


Creative and able to provide solutions that are practical and out of the box; good research and writing skills. Great interpersonal skills and very patient with clients. Great speakers and comfortable in the courtroom.’

Key clients

Kenya Pipeline Company Limited

Kenya Airways PLC

Ola Energy Kenya Limited

Mount Kenya Bottlers Ltd

Rift Valley Bottlers Ltd

Nairobi Bottlers Ltd

Kisii Bottlers Ltd

Kenya Bankers Association

Central Bank of Kenya

Mike Maina Kamau

Leisure Lodges Limited

Lennah Wanjiku Koinange

Kenya National Highway Authority

Kenya > Employment Tier 2

Kenya > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

TripleOKlaw Advocates is a robust firm based in Nairobi which offers a range of commercial law services with particular expertise in M&A. It is active in the financial services sector with a strong record for advising on inbound investment in Kenya. Notably, the firm was the lead legal adviser for the establishment of the world’s first development real estate investment scheme, Acorn D-REIT. Bryan Muindi heads the corporate and commercial department and is supported by Jinaro Kibet, who has expertise in private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Muindi

Other key lawyers:


‘The firm is incredibly professional, offering a very wide perspective of the legal process. Each partner is renowned for their individual field of expertise. My experience was good as they were extremely thorough.’

‘In my opinion, Bryan Muindi stood out the most because of his attitude towards the purchase agreement I had to execute.’

Key clients

The National Treasury of the Republic of Kenya

Entec Technology Development Company Limited

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

Acorn D-REIT

Acorn I-REIT

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)

Telkom Kenya PLC

Koa Save Africa Limited


Kenya > Real estate and construction Tier 3

TripleOKlaw Advocates acts for a variety of lenders, developers and investors in the real estate sector; clients include Barclays Bank of Kenya and Kenya Commercial Bank. In addition to handling residential and commercial real estate developments, the team is also well-versed in the tax implications of buying, selling and leasing of commercial and residential properties. Tom OnyangoJinaro Kibet and Cheptoo Langat are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Tom Onyango; Jinaro Kibet

Other key lawyers:


‘The ability to understand the client’s needs. Creating custom solutions. Having a dedicated point person. Having an acute sense of the subject matter. Identifying the unique inefficiencies within the system as a result of the African domain and setting up special solutions for the same.’

‘We work closely with Mr Tom Onyango and Ms Cheptoo Langat. They both make themselves readily available for our needs. Tom’s ability and vision to resolve problems through openness and dialogue is very impressive.’

Key clients

Uhuru Heights Limited

Miguna Miproma Limited

Church Commissioners for Kenya

Ceytun Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret

Kore Forests Limited

Echuka Country Estate

Nanyuki Holdings Limited

The firm: TripleOKLaw LLP is an acclaimed and robust leading full-service law firm established 19 years ago. The firm has a staff of over 90 personnel comprised of 11 partners and 25 associates. The firm’s practice areas are each headed by a partner who is considered an authority in their respective fields. The practice groups are supported by a team of highly qualified managers, associates, and researchers, all selected to the highest international standards and experience in their respective technical areas of expertise.

Some of the main practice areas include dispute resolution, real estate and banking, corporate and commercial law, telecommunications, media and technology (TMT), financial services, energy and natural resources, climate change and sustainability practice, and debt recovery.

The firm is a member of Meritas Worldwide (, an established global alliance of independent full service law firms with a geographical presence across over 92 countries, in nine global regions. This enables the firm to navigate transnational legal issues with confidence as it is part of an alliance that has a positive, consultative approach to business and a common commitment to excellent client service. The rule of law may be complex and diverse across global jurisdictions, but as a member firm of Meritas Worldwide, TripleOKLaw is able to offer consistency and world class quality services that clients need to conduct business efficiently.

Part of the firm’s vision has been to incorporate the latest technology towards delivering efficient, relevant and professional services in this changing legal landscape. Our strategic investment and adoption technology in our daily collaboration, communication and research needs is edging the firm closer to being a paperless practice. We have utilized the use of cloud technology platforms within the firm, and achieved and maintained international standards and practices such as CIS 20. Our initiatives were recognized by the CIO100 Awards hosted by the CIO East Africa where we received a Silver Mark of Recognition.

The firm’s passion stems from the knowledge that our clients are the reason for our success. TripleOKLaw LLP has grown by creating a reputation for integrity and providing approachable, responsive, solution oriented, practical and valuable legal services to clients, both local and international.

Areas of practice
Dispute resolution: We have worked to create a compelling reputation in dispute resolution, carving a niche in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Through the firm’s involvement in numerous landmark cases over the years, our lawyers have contributed immensely to the development of the jurisprudence in Kenya. The reason for the firm’s success is the fact that its advocates are serious creative thinkers, strong negotiators, and forceful litigators, backed by top quality strategic case management skills and their hard earned practical experience for which we believe there is no substitute in a legal practitioner.

Corporate and commercial law: We provide bespoke commercial transaction services to our clients. We hold our clients’ hands through complex commercial transactions both locally and across borders. We also provide advice and direction to foreign companies in the establishment and registration of their investment enterprise locally. Due to new commercial trends, lawyers in this practice regularly deal with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliance, management buyouts and agreements. We aim to support our clients’ strategic needs across various borders.

Real estate and banking: The firm’s real estate and banking practice has rapidly grown in tandem with the Kenyan real estate sector that has experienced a boom in the recent years. The firm delivers a full range of services ranging from structuring and planning of complex banking and real estate transactions, acquisitions and disposal of property and perfection of securities. Through our developed networks, we advise our clients at every stage of their transactions and assist them in obtaining all the relevant approvals from the various government agencies.

Telecommunications, media and technology (TMT): There have been enormous strides made in the technology and innovation space globally. Kenya, dubbed as the Silicon Savannah, is evidently an ICT hub with a developed Fintech and payments ecosystem. The industry is constantly evolving and has made significant leaps and bounds in regard to product development application and digital establishment. This has led to legislative and regulatory implications that govern roll out and use of these innovations. Our firm offers support to entities in the telecommunications, payments, financial services and technology sectors as they structure their organizations and negotiate complex transactions in this sphere. We guide clients as they set up in the Kenyan market, design their offerings to meet regulatory requirements, negotiate strategic partnerships, secure intellectual property rights and improve user experience. Our TMT team is well versed with the peculiarity of the Kenyan market and continuously works with clients to identify potential risks and mitigate exposure as they secure and structure contractual arrangements through their tailor-made advisory.

Energy and natural resources and climate change and sustainability practice: The latest frontier and deposits found in oil and gas in Kenya has led to increased interest and development of the sector, which in turn has driven the need for legal services by private companies and government institutions. Our practice is tailored to enabling private and public organizations deal with the risks brought about by the impact of climate change while fully exploiting the economic opportunities brought about by the need for adaptation. The firm has built resource capabilities in this area and provides services to upstream, midstream, downstream and integrated companies in oil and gas. In addition to this, it is also involved in several projects in the Kenyan renewable energy and mining industry which is proving to have potential for rapid growth and development.

Financial services: We work closely with our clients to develop appropriate property and corporate strategies, identifying the financial needs of our client’s projects or their corporate finance requirements, and packaging bankable proposals for potential financiers and investors. We also structure and re-structure project and corporate finance.

Debt recovery: We provide ancillary services in debt collection and debt recovery. Our polite, persuasive, persistent but professional approach produces better debt recovery results than traditional strong-arm tactics. We subscribe to ethical standards in debt collection and comprehend that debt collection is part of a continuing relationship between client and the debtor. Special attention is paid to case study, evaluation and assessment and establishing communication.

Clients: The firm’s clients include: banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, telecommunications companies, manufacturing companies, aviation companies, property owners and developers, government agencies, state corporations, non-governmental organisations, energy, oil, gas and mining companies.

Civil Litigation and Practice James Ochieng Oduol
Civil Litigation and Practice John M Ohaga
Civil Litigation and Practice Elias Masika
Civil Litigation and Practice Isaac Kiche
Arbitration/ADR James Ochieng Oduol
Arbitration/ADR John M Ohaga
Arbitration/ADR Kenvine Odhiambo
Energy and Natural Resources Noreen Kidunduhu
Media and intellectual property Jinaro K Kibet
Corporate and Commercial Jinaro K Kibet
Corporate and Commercial Bryan Muindi
Corporate and Commercial Catherine Kariuki
Corporate and Commercial Janet Othero
Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Jinaro K Kibet
Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Bryan Muindi
Real Estate and Banking Tom O Onyango
Real Estate and Banking Catherine Kariuki
Real Estate and Banking Janet Othero
Real Estate and Banking Renice Midar
Family Marysheila Onyango-Oduor
Environment Elias Masika
Maritime and Aviation Jinaro K Kibet
Maritime and Aviation Elias Masika
Tax and International Trade Brian Muindi
ICT and Intellectual Property Jinaro K Kibet
Transaction Advisory Tom O Onyango
Transaction Advisory Jinaro K Kibet
General Legal Practice Kenvine Odhiambo
General Legal Practice Isaac Kiche
Jinaro K. Kibet photo Jinaro K. KibetJinaro Kibet is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial department at…
John M. Ohaga photo John M. OhagaJohn M. Ohaga is the Managing partner at TripleOKLaw Advocates LLP. To…
Tom O. Onyango photo Tom O. OnyangoTom Onyango is a Partner and Head of Real Estate and Banking…
James Ochieng' Oduol photo James Ochieng' OduolJames Ochieng’ Oduol is the Senior Partner at TripleOKLaw Advocates LLP. To…
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