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Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates (IKM)

Projects & Energy

2 ranked lawyersBand 2KenyaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Distinguished practice offering an array of projects and energy expertise, acting for lenders and developers on renewable energy projects, social infrastructure developments and petrochemical mandates. Engages in a wealth of project policy and regulations advice, and through its alliance with DLA Piper Africa provides clients with continental and international support. Well versed in PPP frameworks, EPC contract negotiations and mining regulations, as well as advising oil and gas companies on restructurings. Its experience spans healthcare, housing and power plant development and transmission, as well as related M&A.

Strengths

Commentators regard IKM as "an excellent law firm" whose "integration and quality of work is consistently high."

Sources refer to the team as "brilliant, top-notch lawyers with a keen and focused legal eye."

Work highlights

Acted as Kenyan counsel for CDC group and Proparco in connection with the financing of the 50 MW Chania wind power project in Kajiado.

Notable practitioners

Head of the firm's projects, energy and restructuring practice, Beatrice Nyabira is regarded by sources as an "energy expert with unmatched expertise, nuance and the requisite legal know-how on energy projects."Nyabira is particularly active on renewable power development and financing, and wins praise for her "strong commercial orientation and excellent judgement," as well as being "key in getting to desired outcomes."

Firm managing partner James Mburu Kamau "provides exemplary leadership, solutions and support in mobilising resources,"enthuse sources. Revered for his expert handling of matters pertaining to infrastructure, energy development and project finance, he is further sought out for his experienced navigation of PPPs, PPAs and other project agreements. He also serves as the chair of DLA Piper Africa.

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Kenya

Projects & Energy


Beatrice Nyabira
Band 3
James Mburu Kamau
Band 2