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CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates bolstered its wider banking and finance practice with the hire of aviation finance specialist Hanee Khan from Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates. The firm now represents some of the largest and most active lenders in Kenya.  Julius Wako is an experienced figure in syndicated lending, project finance and real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Julius Wako; Nishit Maru

Other key lawyers:

Stella Situma; Hanee Khan

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates, the Kenya arm of the international CMS network, has a fine record in cross-border M&A deals and restructurings, most notably in the financial institutions and telecoms sectors. Regulatory and compliance is another forte for the commercial team. The firm has genuine senior level credibility in the likes of Hamish Keith and Ashwini Bhandari, along with increasingly prominent names such as Shitul Shah.

Other key lawyers:

Hamish Keith; Ashwini Bhandari; Shitul Shah

Real estate and construction Tier 2

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates became part of the international firm CMS in October 2019, providing it with additional credibility in the real estate segment, among others. It has gained further traction in hotel and leisure investments, mixed-use and residential developments around Kenya. It has established teams in Nairobi and Mombasa. Key partner Harpreet Ubhi is noted for retail leases and luxury residential developments.

Practice head(s):

Harpreet Ubhi; Julius Wako; Nishit Maru

Dispute resolution Tier 3

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates fields a large team of dispute resolution specialists in both its Nairobi and Mombasa offices. It has a varied caseload that features a prominent mix of litigation and arbitration. Samir Inamdar is an established name.

Employment Tier 3

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates is noted for transaction-related employment matters and ESOPs. Corporate and commercial partner Shitul Shah is experienced in this area, while Samir Inamdar and the dispute resolution team are experienced in employment litigation.

Privatisation and projects Tier 3

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates handles a mix of energy and infrastructure projects, including renewables, oil and gas, and road PPP matters. Julius Wako is an experienced figure.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial K Hamish W Keith
Corporate and commercial Ashwini Bhandari
Corporate and commercial Abdulhafeez Noorani
Corporate and commercial Shitul Shah
Corporate and commercial Julius Wako
Corporate and commercial Nishit Maru
Foreign direct investment K Hamish W Keith
Foreign direct investment Ashwini Bhandari
Foreign direct investment Shitul Shah
Foreign direct investment Samir Inamdar
Capital markets K Hamish W Keith
Capital markets Ashwini Bhandari
Capital markets Abdulhafeez Noorani
Banking and finance Julius Wako
Banking and finance Abdulhafeez Noorani
Construction Samir Inamdar
Private client and foundations Nigel Jeremy
Litigation and dispute resolution Samir Inamdar
Litigation and dispute resolution Kananu Mutea
Litigation and dispute resolution George Muchiri
Intellectual property Shitul Shah
Company secretarial division Ashwini Bhandari
Property and real estate Nigel Jeremy
Property and real estate Harpreet Ubhi
Property and real estate Lillian Lofty
Property and real estate Nishit Maru
Maritime and admiralty Samir Inamdar
Maritime and admiralty Nishit Maru
Insurance K Hamish W Keith
Insurance Samir Inamdar
Regulatory compliance Abdulhafeez Noorani
Regulatory compliance Ashwini Bhandari
Mining and energy K Hamish W Keith
Mining and energy Julius Wako
Employment Shitul Shah
Employment Abdulhafeez Noorani
Employment George Muchiri
Immigration Shitul Shah
Number of lawyers : 30
Mackrell International
Contacts : K Hamish W Keith (
Contacts : Samir Inamdar (
Contacts : Ashwini Bhandari (
Other office : Mombasa
Dual qualified : 6