Mr James Kamau > Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates > Nairobi, Kenya > Lawyer Profile

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates
IKM PLACE, 5TH FLOOR TOWER A
5TH NGONG AVENUE
NAIROBI
Kenya

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Kenya > Privatisation and projects

(Leading individuals)

James KamauIseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates is a recognised leader in energy and infrastructure, and developed a strong focus on restructuring during 2020. It continues to be highly involved in PPPs and procurement projects such as Kenya’s affordable housing initiative. The Nairobi team is increasingly involved in cross-border and regional projects, frequently working alongside other DLA Piper Africa firms. James Kamau is a top professional in the projects space and Beatrice Nyabira has gained considerable market recognition for her work in the renewables and other sectors.

Kenya > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

James KamauIseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates has maintained a steady influx of significant engagements, most notably from corporate, private equity and development finance institution (DFI) clients. The Nairobi team has a strong record in cross-border transactions throughout East Africa and continues to make a particular impression in financial institutions M&A. Managing partner James Kamau is a major player in the market, principally operating across the corporate and projects space; he led the team that advised NIC Group on its merger with Commercial Bank of Africa to create NCBA Group. David Lekerai heads the M&A and private equity team. Meshack Mboya and Trishala Devani provide additional support at associate level.

Kenya > Banking, finance and capital markets

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates has achieved further prominence in the market thanks to its close links to a range of lenders (including multiple panel appointments) and its notable expertise in syndicated lending, project finance, real estate finance, and refinancings. The firm is part of DLA Piper‘s Africa network and frequently works alongside the global firm on cross-border financings. Anne Kinyanjui and James Kamau are big names for energy and infrastructure finance, and Norah Mutuku brings further senior-level financing expertise. Former Bowmans partner Kamami Christine Michira joined the firm in December 2020 to reinforce its capital markets expertise.