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Global Guide 2022
Kenya Corporate/M&A
3
Band 3

4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Today's investors face an intensely competitive landscape. You must rely on increasingly innovative financing solutions to carry out transactions. Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews practitioners deliver innovative structures that get deals done, whether in one locality or across national and jurisdictional borders. We handle complex mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures and buy-outs of a domestic and cross-border nature. We provide solutions to a myriad of clients across all industries: from energy, telecoms and infrastructure to financial, manufacturing, agricultural and retail industries.

Our private equity work comprises fund formation, minority investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, investments and exit transactions. We have taken the lead in IPOs, divestments and the privatisation of many companies in relation to fund exit strategies.

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Kenya
3
Band 3
What the team is known for

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is a well-established Kenyan law firm with a strong corporate group that is well regarded for its handling of multi-jurisdictional transactions. The team advises on capital markets mandates and inbound private equity investments, as well as share and asset deals. The firm is involved in a number of highly regulated sectors, including energy, insurance, healthcare and technology, providing advice to domestic, as well as regional and international clients. The team also benefits from the expertise across the Dentons network of offices, both in Africa and overseas.

Work Highlights

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  • A Dentons HH&M team led by Peter Okaalet Jr. represented 748 Air Services in the KES300 million acquisition of an interest in African Express Airways through an affiliated company.

Notable Practitioners

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Andrew Mugambi
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Andrew Mugambi
2
Band 2

Andrew Mugambi is a skilled corporate lawyer with extensive experience leading M&A and consolidation transactions, particularly in the banking and energy sectors. Based in Nairobi, he is also renowned for his finance and projects expertise.

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Richard Omwela
3
Band 3

Richard Omwela is an established and seasoned corporate lawyer with experience leading transactions across an array of sectors including energy and real estate. His clients include major financial institutions and PE houses. 

Daniel Wanjau
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Daniel Wanjau
4
Band 4

Daniel Wanjau maintains a broad corporate and commercial practice, advising on significant domestic M&A and joint venture agreements, as well as providing guidance on asset finance proposals. He is also sought after for his skill in IP protection and portfolio management.
"Daniel Wanjau is a solid M&A lawyer. He is collaborative and a pleasure to work with." "His strengths lie in his keen eye for detail and his ability to be flexible to client expectations."

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Peter Okaalet Jr.
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Up and Coming

Peter Okaalet Jr. is recognised for his impressive work involving listed companies, covering telecoms, aviation and consumer products. Based in Nairobi, he also has significant experience representing high-street banks.
"Peter Okaalet Jr. is accessible and solution-oriented, and he went above and beyond to get the deal done." "He is a wise young man - one to watch."

Ranked Lawyers at
Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Kenya

Corporate/M&A

Andrew Mugambi
2
Andrew Mugambi
2
Band 2
3
Richard Omwela
3
Band 3
Daniel Wanjau
4
Daniel Wanjau
4
Band 4
U
Peter Okaalet Jr.
U
Up and Coming

Members

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Adil Khawaja

Head of Department

Lorna Mainnah

Nafysa Adam Abdalla

Peter Okaalet Jr

Richard Omwela

Head of Department

Sigee Koech

Winifred Gitao

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