Cosima Wetende > Kaplan & Stratton Advocates > Nairobi, Kenya > Lawyer Profile

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates
9TH FLOOR, WILLIAMSON HOUSE
4TH NGONG AVENUE
PO BOX 40111-00100 NAIROBI
Kenya
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Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Cosima is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya for over 15 years and has been a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department since 2008. She is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Cosima has considerable experience in advising and representing clients on a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, employment law, insolvency and security realisation, company law, tracing claims and private international law. Cosima’s clients are from diverse sectors both locally and internationally including finance, manufacturing, agriculture, health, advertising, humanitarian and donor agencies and religious organisations. Some of the notable matters Cosima has been instructed on include: providing advisory services on Kenyan law for an international law firm in a United States class action suit relating to allegations of breach of international human rights; successfully represented an international hotel chain in a major fraud by employees valued at approximately KES 90 million (approximately USD 1.4 million); and part of the defence team that represented an international audit firm in a class action suit filed by depositors of a collapsed bank for KES 2.6 billion (approximately USD 40 million).

Languages

English
Kiswahili

Memberships

Law Society of Kenya
Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 
International Bar Association

Education

University of Nairobi Masters in Law (Hons)
Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Diploma Kenya School of Law
University of Nairobi Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Upper Second Class Honours)
Catholic University of Eastern Africa Bachelors in Social Sciences (First Class Honours)

Lawyer Rankings

Kenya > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Cosima WetendeKaplan & Stratton Advocates

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates has considerable experience in the employment sphere, notably in the fields of forensic and fraud-related matters. Disciplinary processes and unionised claims are other areas of strength. Cosima Wetende is an outstanding litigator and Sam Wainaina is a recognised leader for pensions and employee incentives work. Esther Kinyenje is rated for trade union-related work and industrial relations disputes.

Kenya > Dispute resolution

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates has devoted considerable resources to its leading dispute resolution practice. Administrative law and judicial review, procurement, employment, tax and arbitration cases are areas of particular strength. Fred Ojiambo is frequently engaged in headline cases in the jurisdiction. Other key practitioners include Peter GachuhiNazima MalikJames MuthuiCosima WetendeEsther Kinyenje and Peter Njeru.