Member: Meritas Law Firms Worldwide
Number of lawyers: 23
Languages:English, Swahili, Swedish, French, German, Spanish
Firm Overview: TripleOKlaw Advocates is one of the leading law firms in Kenya established over 13 years ago. The firm comprises of seven partners, namely James Ochieng’ Oduol, Tom Odhiambo Onyango, Jinaro Kipkemoi Kibet, John Ohaga, Eugene Nyamunga, Marysheila Onyango- Oduor, Elias Masika Juma. There are also a growing number of associates currently standing at sixteen whom together with the partners, form a skilled team of lawyers with considerable expertise in a wide variety of practice areas, and are known for being meticulous, hardworking, ethical and professional. The firm is a member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide(www.meritas.org) an established global alliance of independent full service law firms with geographical presence across 237 markets globally. It is through this membership that the firm is able to provide seamless services across the world.
The firm is structured to provide a wide range of specialised legal services in different practice areas and while we encourage our lawyers to concentrate on their areas of expertise, we also train them to ensure that they are flexible enough to undertake new and challenging work that may not be in their primary area of specialisation
Main Areas of Practice:
In their jurisdiction, the firm is primarily known for their litigation and dispute resolution practice and has built a well-earned reputation for excellence in this area. Through the firm’s involvement in numerous landmark cases over the years, they have contributed immensely to the development of the jurisprudence in Kenya. The reason for the firm’s success is the fact that their advocates are serious creative thinkers, strong negotiators, and forceful litigators, backed by top quality strategic case management skills and their hard practical experience for which they believe there is no substitute in a legal practitioner.
Corporate & Commercial Law:
TripleOKlaw provides advice and legal solutions to several blue chip companies, state corporations and numerous local companies. More recently they have also provided advice and direction to foreign companies in the establishment and registration of their investment enterprise locally. Due to the new commercial trends they now regularly deal with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliance, management buyouts and agreements. One of the things the firm strives to be mindful of when dealing with the commercial aspect of a transaction is to always act in the client’s best interests and to do so expeditiously.
Conveyance & Property:
The firm’s conveyance and property practice has rapidly grown in tandem with the Kenyan real estate sector that has experienced a boom in the recent years. The firm handles a substantial amount of conveyance and property transaction purchases, transfers and leases. The firm also advices numerous banks on securitisation and prepares security documentation including mortgages, charges, debentures, chattel mortgages and other agreements.
ICT Law & Intellectual Property:
Like in other parts of the world, there have been enormous strides reached with regard to technology and innovation. Kenya being one of Africa’s ICT hub’s, , the industry is constantly developing and has made significant leaps and bounds in regard to product development application and digital establishment. The firm has identified the new legal implications and requirements that this tool brings to business and sector development and are working with its clients as they integrate their products, services and operations to digital compliancy. The firm handles numerous ICT and intellectual property matters for a growing number of clients.
The latest frontier and deposits found in oil and gas in Kenya has led to increased interest and development of the sector, which in turn has driven the need for legal services by private companies and government institutions. The firm has built resource capabilities in this area and provides services to upstream, midstream, downstream and integrated companies in oil and gas. In addition it is also involved in several projects in the Kenyan renewable energy and mining industry which is proving to have potential for rapid growth and development.
The firm’s clients include: banks and financial institutions; insurance companies; telecommunications companies; manufacturing companies; aviation companies; property owners and developers; government agencies; state corporations; non-governmental organisations; energy, oil gas and mining companies