March 30, 2022

Emmanuel Obam

Filed under: Associate — job @ 12:11 am

Emmanuel is a budding advocate practicing in the firm’s dispute resolution department. He has a keen interest in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with a hunger to learn and grow in the legal practice. Emmanuel shows great promise as young litigant being quick on his feet to think an exhibiting confidence and charisma whenever he is addressing court.

Along his career, Emmanuel has gathered experience by being involved in providing commercial dispute resolution advice to a broad range of clients from individuals and small businesses to large corporations. He is also a keen researcher who is well versed in court procedure and has represented clients in courts and tribunals with a keen interest in commercial, employment, land, insolvency, insurance and banking matters. In addition, He is well versed in Sports and Entertainment Law along with sports governance. He is a former LawInSport mentee and member of African

Sports Network. He is also experienced in Mechanisms i.e. Mediation and Arbitration.
Outside work, Emmanuel has a passion for international relations and diplomacy and trains and mentors students in Model United Nations through his role as Secretary General of the Sub Saharan International Model United Nations (SAIMUN). Emmanuel has a love for animals and spends most of his free time with his pet dog. On the weekends Emmanuel can be found enjoying a good game of 7-aside football with friends.

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June 22, 2021

Dennis Kuloba

Filed under: Associate — job @ 11:47 pm

Complete with self-confidence, keen eye for detail and superior organizational skills and a knack for developing a narrative that applies the facts and the law in a manner beneficial to his clients, Dennis provides ready, swift, and honest solutions to wide-ranging complex legal matters. He takes pride for championing the interest of his clients. His longstanding trusted relationship with clients has grown on the back of getting under the skin of their businesses and understanding what makes them tick.

As a key member of the Dispute Resolution Practice, Dennis provides legal and strategic advice to the Firms clients and represents them in the High Court, Court of Appeal and in diverse tribunals across the Kenyan jurisdiction.

His clients describe him as approachable yet crisp and precise in his communication. He particularly enjoys finding practical solutions to difficult problems and ensuring that things are looked at from every angle: if there is something that will give you an advantage (as a client), you can count on him to find it.

He advises on all types of commercial disputes by devising time and cost-effective ways to resolve disputes. He understands commercial realities and develops holistic legal strategies that ensure success to his clients. By applying his deep knowledge together with his insight gained from his substantive experience as a litigator and mediator, Dennis has become a trusted advisor among the firms clients resulting in better and more effective client outcomes. 

His notable matters are:

Outside work, Dennis enjoys taking part in out-door activities jogging, hiking, playing hockey, watching sports and spending time with, and taking care of his family.

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March 13, 2019

Gideon Akatch

Filed under: Associate — job @ 6:35 pm

Gideon is a strategic thinker and clear communicator who enjoys building relationships with his clients and getting to know their business. He is a strong advocate and is skilled at providing bespoke legal solutions to his clients problems. He has a diverse experience practicing in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including corporate finance and property law. He advises clients ranging from high net worth individuals to financial institutions, investment banks, multinationals and private equity funds on business transactions & advisory, mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence), IPOs & other security offerings, private equity and venture capital investments/exits, joint ventures, strategic collaborations and corporate structuring &reorganisation. He is also involved in the drafting and negotiation of the related legal documentation. 

He is highly regarded for the pragmatic advice to clients and, in particular, he advises on licencing requirements for entry firms and regulatory requirements for established firms in the telecommunications and technology industry. He supports his clients in contractual & online commerce issues, guides them in privacy user rights and data protection and works relentlessly to protect their investments by advising them on the protection of their Intellectual Property. 

His holistic approach has successfully guided many clients through boardroom and partnership issues and complex commercial disputes earning him a reputation for making things happen”. His clients recognize his responsiveness, on-point advice and commercial mind-set.

Some of the matters Gideon has handled include:

Away from the office, Gideon is a sports enthusiast who enjoys the great outdoors and the company of a good book.

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Joyce Muriithi

Filed under: Associate — job @ 6:30 pm

Joyce is a practical and insightful advocate who navigates the firms clients through commercial law matters. She strives to be a trusted legal advisor to her clients and by utilizing her technical & research skills to guide clients through the different avenues available to help them reach their optimal business outcomes. 

Joyce has extensive experience in all types of residential and commercial property transactions. She acts and advices a broad range of property investors and developers on all aspects of property management including property sale or purchase, due diligence exercises on the same, acquisitions, leasing (landlord & tenant law), sub-divisions, commercial developments and property finance. 

She is also passionate about business formations, corporate restructuring, business licensing and the full range of Intellectual Property rights (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, etc.). She advices her clients on which class of rights a specific product should be classified under so as to get the most effective and proper protection and how best to maximize their gains on the same. In addition, she is also well versed in immigration law as well as probate & succession law. 

Joyce prides herself on developing strong and enjoyable relationships with her clients and providing them with timely and cost effective advice. Clients love her remarkable organization skills and thoroughness. Some of her notable matters include:

She is a Co-Author of the Kenyan Chapter of Construction Law & Practice, Second Edition (International Series) by Sweet & Maxwell.

Outside work, Joyce enjoys long runs and cycling.

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Stephen Kamau

Filed under: Partner — job @ 6:28 pm

A savvy, business focused and transactional advocate, Stephen applies a bottom-line approach to meet his clients needs and business objectives. He applies cutting edge solutions to challenging issues while staying in sync with regulatory changes and technological advancements. He is best known for collaborating with leading organizations and individuals to craft impeccable strategies to address their most challenging business and legal issues through all kinds of market cycles and regulatory climates. He takes the time to listen, understand, and internalize his clients’ matters with an aim of assisting clients achieve their short and long term goals efficiently and effectively.

An excellent problem-solver, Stephen casts an experienced eye on the countless issues that can impact his clients interests and proposes fresh solutions. He constantly strives to help clients minimize unnecessary expense and delay, avoid tripwires and navigate complex negotiations & agreements. He applies a thoughtful, client-specific approach to each transaction. He is particularly valued by his clients for his creativity and effectiveness in complex and challenging transactions.

He has extensive experience in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, competition law, venture capital, corporate reorganizations & governance and intellectual property law. 

Stephen is very conscious of the privilege associated with the trust that clients place in their advocates. His practice is grounded in a client-centred approach, in which he prioritizes client communication above all else. 

Some of the matters Stephen has handled include:

Away from the office, Stephen is a sports enthusiast who enjoys spending his time outdoors.

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James Rimui

Filed under: Partner — job @ 6:26 pm

With a legacy of successfully representing clients in complex, high value and sensitive disputes, James is respected and is recognized as an advocate with an eye on strategy and who consistently takes a straightforward approach to understand his clients business needs and obtain the best possible results. He plans and implements both offensive and defensive strategies and brings a powerful analytical and practical ability to the complex matters he handles. He has practised extensively in the High Court, Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and represented clients in various Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial bodies. He is also a well renowned Trademarks guru and Intellectual Property Law expert.

Understanding, first-hand, the issues that businesses struggle with together with the business models and needs, clients rely on James to develop customized, cost effective litigation strategies and lead them through the resolution of their most challenging legal issues. . From trailblazing innovative solutions to resolving complex business transactions and representing parties in disputes, James outstrips the competition.

His approach to litigation ensures that clients are informed of all potential strategies, the consequences of those strategies, and how the implementation of those strategies will affect their business. His clients describe him as a bold, swift, calculated, quick thinking and incredibly thorough advocate. Blending financial knowledge with his in-depth legal experience, his aim is to not only assist clients when problematic issues arise, but to proactively help their organizations thrive.

He takes great pride in the many long-term client relationships that he has developed in his career, which allows him to not only serve as a legal advisor, but also as a trusted partner.  Embracing the firms commitment to propel businesses forward, he assists clients expertly navigate through their legal challenges and succeed at every stage of their business cycle.

Away from the office, James engages in continuous learning and imparting knowledge to young upcoming advocates by mentoring young professionals in the legal field. He is also passionate about developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, he engages in cycling, marathons, and outdoor activities that require endurance and discipline a motto he exudes in both his professional and personal life.

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Benson Kuria

Filed under: Managing Partner — job @ 6:12 pm

With incredible business acumen, Benson provides highly effective counsel on a wide array of sophisticated transactional matters. As both a transactional advocate and litigator, Benson has the ability to quickly grasp the issues at hand and propose an effective legal strategy that allows him to resolve matters with speed and efficiency. When matters cannot be addressed through mediation or settlement, his trial experience makes him a strong advocate for clients in the courtroom. In addition, he is an advisor in regulatory compliance, corporate governance and fiduciary undertakings for members of corporate bodies.

Fluent in the language of excellence in client service, he understands the challenges facing business leaders and tailors his legal advice and counsel to individual client needs while meeting the legal and regulatory challenges. He has established a reputation not only for being a driven, practical and solutions driven Advocate but also for his practical advice, focus on business value, and results that enable clients to drive their business forward.  He spends significant time helping clients avoid the pitfalls and risks in litigation by proactively creating strategic non-litigation alternatives needed to help businesses preserve their business relationships following a dispute. He ensures that the legal strategies align and support the business goals and objectives of his clients. 

As a Managing Partner, he plays a central role in shaping operations and putting the firm on a path of consistent growth. Driving innovation & change and embedding a growth mind set are the hallmarks of his approach.

Benson supports and advises the Firms Senior Management Team in developing and executing the firms strategy and business plans. He focuses on clients needs holistically and ensures that they are provided with excellent services consistently. He also oversees the development of talent through the creation of a conducive and an all-inclusive work environment & culture and enhances the financial strength of the firm.

Some of the matters Benson has handled include:

Away from the office, Benson is likely to be engrossed in a book or a movie.

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