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MMC ASAFO

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 2KenyaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Frequently involved in the structuring of complex development projects, as well as handling land use planning and environmental approvals. Acts in the mixed-use space, leading hospital projects and residential developments. Demonstrates strong capability in real estate finance, joint ventures and other commercial agreements in the sector. Further adept in traditional sales and leasing. Provides advice to mixed-use and residential development companies, as well as banks and other financial institutions.

Strengths

Market participants highlight the firm's "real understanding of the real estate world," adding: "They have been extremely useful in finding solutions to complex situations, particularly in relation to large-scale, mixed-use developments."

Other sources similarly praise the group: "The team is solid, diverse, and they work well together, which is their key strength."

Work highlights

Advised Urban Renewal Housing Development on various aspects of its residential development project in the Pangani Estate, including joint venture agreements and financing.

Notable practitioners

Esther Omulele acts across a plethora of real estate transactions including the acquisition of both property and land. She is lauded by sources as being "extremely approachable" and "excellent in the property section," and they add that she "can be relied on to pick up a situation and be able to unpack things quickly."She is additionally active assisting with development projects.

Jessica Mwenje leads the firm's property and real estate practice. She is frequently called upon by commercial developers and companies, as well as public authorities and municipalities, to provide counsel on project finance and development, conveyancing and leasing. Clients appreciate that she is "extremely thorough."

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Kenya

Real Estate


Esther Omulele
Band 2
Jessica Mwenje
Band 3