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Global Guide 2022
Kenya Dispute Resolution
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Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by TripleOKLaw Advocates

TripleOKLaw LLP acts for both Kenyan and international clients in a broad variety of disputes. The litigation team is the first port of call for most blue chip companies when faced with urgent or complex disputes. The firm is acknowledged for its expertise in several areas of law including commercial law, arbitration and mediation, administrative law, banking and finance, competition law, construction law, public procurement law, tax law, defamation law, sports law, among many others.

The department brings together experience in the diverse fields of dispute resolution with unique courtroom presence and a huge team to provide clients with stellar dispute resolution services.

The department has a robust Alternative Dispute Resolution team with three Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and two Chartered Arbitrators of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya and UK, each specializing in different aspects of ADR. It also has Accredited Mediators and is therefore able to offer holistic and tailored advice on the best dispute resolution avenues available to each set of disputes.

The department has a track record in precedent setting tax disputes having recently successfully represented an edible oil manufacturer in the Tax Appeals Tribunal. The firms argument for the client was upheld by the Tribunal agreeing that the customs value of goods should be made using the price actually paid for the goods and not the sum assured.

Chambers Review

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Dispute Resolution - Kenya
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Band 2
What the team is known for

TripleOKLaw Advocates acts for a roster of notable Kenyan companies, including high-profile financial institutions, energy companies and professional associations. The firm is respected for its handling of bank insolvency and corporate fraud litigation matters. The  team further exhibits a strong grasp of all aspects of alternative dispute resolution. It earns recognition for its handling of contractual and employment claims, as well as contentious mandates in the energy sector.

Work Highlights

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  • A team led by John Ohaga represented Mount Kenya Bottlers in an appeal challenging the decision of the High Court which upheld the Kenya Revenue Authority's judgment regarding the client's liability concerning the payment of excise duty on returnable containers.

Notable Practitioners

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James Ochieng' Oduol
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Band 1

Nairobi-based James Ochieng' Oduol has a long-standing track record of acting on constitutional disputes, as well as contentious tax and banking mandates. He is held in high regard for his advocacy work and is additionally singled out for his alternative dispute resolution expertise.
"He goes above and beyond to not only provide solutions to problems but also recommends ways in which clients can improve processes to avoid future exposure."

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John M Ohaga SC
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Band 1

John Ohaga displays an astute understanding of dispute resolution processes, notably in employment and labour, banking, administrative, public procurement and constitutional matters. He operates from the firm's office in Nairobi.
"He is very strong in court process and advises clients well to help them make the right decision. He is a great litigator in court and very eloquent." "He is especially strong in constitutional petitions and commercial litigation."

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Dispute Resolution

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James Ochieng' Oduol
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John M Ohaga SC
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Dispute Resolution: Arbitrators

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John M Ohaga SC
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Members

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Bryan Muindi

Cynthia Opakas

Elias Masika

Isaac Kiche

James Ochieng' Oduol

Head of Department

John M Ohaga

Head of Department

Justus Obuya

Kenvine Odhiambo

Leyla Ahmed

Marysheila Oduor

William Muthee

Clients

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Absa Bank Kenya PLC (Absa Group Limited)

CIC Insurance Group Limited

Equity Group Holdings Limited

HFC Limited

Janus Continental Group

Kenya Airways PLC

MultiChoice Kenya

OLA Energy (OLA Energy Holdings Limited Group)

Safaricom PLC

Standard Group PLC

Industries

Provided by TripleOKLaw Advocates

Banking and Finance

Construction

Consumer Products

Eneregy and Natural Resources

Financial Services

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Logistics and Transportation

Manufacturing and Industrial

Media and Entertainment

Oil and Gas

Power

Private Clients

Private Equity

Professional Services

Real Estate

Technology, Media and Telecommunications