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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Employment

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What the team is known for

Highly respected firm with an impressive employment practice in Kenya. Particularly strong contentious employment practice, representing employers in trade union disputes, single and multi-claimant unfair dismissal cases, discrimination cases and various other disputes. Demonstrates particular strength in immigration and work permitting for foreign nationals, and remains a popular choice of counsel for large-scale redundancies following company reorganisations. Represents a diverse pool of clients featuring energy suppliers, research agencies, healthcare and security companies, among others.

Strengths

Interviewees comment: "The team is reliable, professional and always there to give advice on any matter, big or small."

"The firm's capability and co-ordination is remarkable,"lauded another source.

Work highlights

Successfully defended a client against proceedings filed by a trade union seeking an order of reinstatement and damages for 358 former employees.

Notable practitioners

Lorna Mainnah "is professional, knowledgeable, quick to respond and gives you clear advice with conviction," praise sources. She is active across a range of advisory mandates, including compliance and contractual advice, as well as disciplinary proceedings. Interviewees appreciate that she is "always ready to assist in challenging situations."

Revered practitioner Michi Kirimi handles a suite of employment mandates for domestic and international clients operating in Kenya. Possessing a wealth of contentious experience, she is particularly sought out for her handling of high-profile employee terminations. Sources refer to working with her as "exceptional from start to finish" and describe her as "responsive, available and extremely knowledgeable."

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Overview

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is one of the leading firms in Kenya that provides a full range of employment and labour relations legal services in all areas of contentious and non-contentious matters. Our team has given advice on several complex employment matters including trade union disputes and negotiations, termination and redundancies, managing employee exits, contract, and policy, transfer of employment among others. The team also advises on ESOPS and Phantom Share Schemes for both listed and private companies.

We have a strong record of handling complex disputes and represent clients in various courts and tribunals. We also advise on collective bargaining agreements, union recognition, and the registration procedures.

Our team also handles all immigration aspects including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, visa requirements, work permits applications, permanent residency citizenship, and related procedures. 

We have an extensive client base across major industries including Kenyan and foreign financial institutions, foreign and local investors, industry bodies, oil companies, airlines, insurance companies, foreign embassies and missions, tour and travel operators and agents, hotel groups, religious and missionary organisations and international aid organisations among others.


Members

Fraser, Kenneth

Kirimi, Michi

Mainnah, Lorna

Makori, Ezra

Clients

Acumen Fund

Airtel Networks (K) Limited

British Army Training Unit Kenya

G4S Kenya Limited

Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya

Kenya Power

Lufthansa German Airlines

Nairobi Stock Exchange Limited

Swiss International Airline

Telkom Kenya Limited

Industries

Banks

Commercial and Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer

Education

Energy

Government

Healthcare

Insurance

Media

Not for Profit / Charities

Telecommunications

Employment

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

Employment


Lorna Mainnah
Band 3
Michi Kirimi
Band 1