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Kenya Dispute Resolution
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3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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.

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What the team is known for

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews has a market-leading dispute resolution team with an astute understanding of big-ticket litigation mandates that span constitutional, banking, employment, infrastructure, insurance and tax topics. The firm assists with notable petitions, and possesses further experience in judicial reviews and constitutional challenges. It represents an impressive portfolio of clients that select its litigation services for scenarios that require expeditious handling, including in claims of malfeasance or corruption.

Work Highlights

Provided by Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
  • A team led by Kiragu Kimani represented Seven Seas Technologies in a suit against the Kenyan Government (Ministry of Health) for failing to fulfil its contractual obligations in relation to a national health project.

Notable Practitioners

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Kenneth A Fraser SC
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Kenneth A Fraser SC
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Nairobi-based litigation head Kenneth Fraser SCis one of the jurisdiction's pre-eminent disputes practitioners. He has been engaged in a number of ground-breaking commercial disputes in the banking and insurance sectors.
"He is a very well-respected counsel. He is excellent in billing, service and commercial awareness." "He has a novel approach to handling banking and insurance matters."

Kiragu Kimani SC
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Kiragu Kimani SC
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Charting experience over three decades, Kiragu Kimani possesses considerable expertise across a range of contentious mandates, particularly those relating to commercial and tax litigation, as well as arbitration. He is based in Nairobi.
"He takes a step back and finds out what exactly is the best way of resolving the dispute in everyone's best interest." "He is hands-on and very good at keeping us updated, which is rare for a senior counsel lawyer."

Michi Kirimi
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Michi Kirimi
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Michi Kirimi is an esteemed practitioner based out of Nairobi who enjoys an excellent reputation for her work involving constitutional petitions and complex commercial litigation.
"She is a highly competent and effective lawyer with an ability to quickly grasp facts, draw out pertinent issues and frame appropriate pragmatic strategy." "She is very calculated and an excellent person to have on your side as she is well connected within the market."

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Kenneth A Fraser SC
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Kenneth A Fraser SC
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Kiragu Kimani SC
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Kiragu Kimani SC
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Michi Kirimi
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Michi Kirimi
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