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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Market-leading dispute resolution team with an astute understanding of big-ticket litigation mandates that span constitutional, banking, employment, infrastructure, insurance and tax topics. Assists with notable petitions, and possesses further experience in judicial reviews and constitutional challenges. Represents an impressive portfolio of clients that select its litigation services for scenarios that require expeditious handling, including in claims of malfeasance or corruption.

Strengths

Interviewees say the firm is "available to consult and review positions, and very incisive on the most effective way out of a dispute," while one source said: "I am always comfortable once the team is handling matters because I know the right questions will be asked and we will end up being triumphant."

Another source enthused: "As a client I feel welcomed and appreciated without feeling intimidated as one would expect when dealing with such a high-profile firm," adding that  "teamwork, attention to detail, deep research and people skills are the strength of the litigation department."

Work highlights

Acted for Kenya Power on two related contract disputes brought before the High Court concerning the enforcement of guarantees.

Notable practitioners

Sources agree that Kenneth Fraser SC is "a force to be reckoned with in the litigation space." He has been engaged in a number of ground-breaking commercial disputes in the banking and insurance sectors, and his peers report that he "has been at the forefront of these matters and is very trusted by his clients."

Charting experience over three decades, Kiragu Kimani possesses "deep knowledge and experience in commercial dispute resolution." He has considerable experience across a range of mandates, particularly those relating to commercial and tax litigation, as well as arbitration. He is appreciated for being the "kind of lawyer who gives pragmatic solutions but does not overcomplicate matters," with sources adding that he was "recently made up to senior counsel, which is testament to his solidness as a lawyer."

Michi Kirimi is an esteemed practitioner, with one source describing her as a "go-to person in her preparation of cases and attention to detail." She enjoys an excellent reputation for her work involving constitutional petitions and complex commercial litigation. Peers also consider her to be a "notable litigator who does well in employment disputes."

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Overview

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews’ Dispute Resolution Department is one of the largest litigation teams in the country with over 14 advocates handling a wide variety of matters at all levels of the courts including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The Litigation Department also has experience in successfully representing clients in various quasi-judicial tribunals including the National Environment Tribunal and the Business Premises and Rent Tribunal and in arbitration proceedings.

The Litigation Department has specialised practice areas including commercial litigation in particular banking, insurance, employment energy, public procurement, constitutional and administrative law, tax and land litigation. This ensures that clients receive specialised advice and that matters are dealt with efficiently. The members of the team are actively involved on various Bar-Bench Committees so that we are involved in discussions and keep abreast of the developments that affect court processes.

Members

Fraser, Kenneth A (Head of Department)

Kimani, Kiragu

Kirimi, Michi

Makori, Ezra

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Banks

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Energy

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Dispute Resolution

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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Location

Delta Office Suites

Waiyaki Way

P O Box 30333

Nairobi

Nairobi

Kenya

00100

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Kenya

Dispute Resolution


Kenneth A Fraser SC
Band 1
Kiragu Kimani
Band 1
Michi Kirimi
Band 2