Leading legal directory Chambers Global, announced its official 2016 rankings results yesterday, once again naming Oraro and Company Advocates as one of Kenya’s top-tier firms. The firm was recognized as a Band 1 firm in the area of dispute resolution (the highest tier in the rankings) attesting to the expertise of the firm’s highly regarded litigation practice. The team which has handled some of Kenya’s biggest disputes consists of 13 qualified advocates (arguably one of the largest dispute resolution teams in Kenyan private practice). The firm which has a reputation for its experience over a wide range of sectors including education, financial services, information communications and technology, infrastructure, international trade and natural resources is led by George Oraro SC (who has been practicing for close to 40 years and has been involved in various landmark cases including in international fora like the International Chamber of Commerce among others). Chambers Global lauded the firm’s track record describing it in these words: “[a] distinguished practice with renowned experience in a wide range of dispute resolution mandates. Recognised for the technical prowess of its lawyers in both litigation, including IP disputes, and arbitration.”
The firm’s Senior Partner George Oraro SC and Managing Partner Chacha Odera who have a long history of being ranked by Chambers, (from as early as 2006) were yet again named as leading dispute resolution experts. The firm’s Senior Partner was notably ranked in two categories (Dispute Resolution: Arbitrators and Dispute Resolution). Of George Oraro SC, the editors said,“[he] is recognized by his peers as a hugely experienced and outstanding lawyer. He is well-recognized for his technical proficiency, and is also experienced acting as an arbitrator”. Of Chacha Odera, Chambers Global had this to say, “[Chacha] maintains an active dispute resolution practice and is held in high regard by market commentators for his experience representing clients before the Kenyan courts.” Walter Amoko (partner) was also recognized for his commercial litigation work, with Chambers Global citing, “he has a reputation of being a very fine lawyer" and a "very cerebral, intellectual type of advocate”.
These rankings are the culmination of several in-depth client and peer interviews by the Chambers Global research team, conducted to identify “market” leaders in different jurisdictions, globally. Upon hearing the results, the firm’s Senior Partner George Oraro SC, remarked “we are once again, immensely proud to hear that Chambers Global has recognized our Disputes work. Being, one of Kenya’s oldest firms we are always evolving and growing our practice to ensure we not only provide our clients with great legal advice and representation but also great service too. The feedback from the clients and our contemporaries in these rankings is deeply gratifying but also more motivation for our full service team consisting of experts in diverse areas such as disputes, tax, corporate, real estate and intellectual property to continue putting people first”. The firm’s Managing Partner Chacha Odera said “our success in this rankings is great news and our pledge to our clients and other law firms that gave such positive feedback on our work is that we will continue to be steadfast and remain, a great top-tier Kenyan partner known not just for its technical ability, but integrity and exemplary client service too.
To read more about the Chambers Global 2016 results, Oraro & Company Advocates and the highlights in the report, please visit the Chamber Global site here.
Oraro & Company Advocates, is a top-tier, full service Kenyan law firm. The firm’s areas of strength include, Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Conveyance and Tax. Its partnership includes some of Kenya’s best legal minds and its lawyers are recognized by several international leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500. The firm is well-recognized for its contribution to Kenyan jurisprudence (through its formidable dispute resolution team) , work on some of Kenya’s largest deals and its significant contributions to Kenya’s legal profession. Established 38 years ago, by George Oraro SC(one of Kenya’s top litigators), the firm offers clients on-the-ground insights and a door to the strong business connections it has built locally, regionally and globally.
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