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Global Kenya Corporate/M&A

This section relates to transactions involving different companies, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, shareholder issues. This broad category covers both public company and private equity (including venture capital) matters. The chapter includes company acquisitions, dispositions and capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, securities and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisors, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.

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Band 1
  1. Bowmans (Coulson Harney)
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    Bowmans (Coulson Harney)
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    Bowmans' distinguished Kenyan corporate group has an enviable track record in sophisticated cross-border transactions. The Nairobi-based team is also well regarded for its ability to advise on competition and tax mandates, as well as restructurings. Its lawyers are often instructed on significant private equity investments and possess notable capability in market sectors such as healthcare and technology. The firm is a popular choice among regional and international banks, insurance and investment companies, as well as significant corporations from the telecoms, energy and chemical industries.
  2. Anjarwalla & Khanna
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM)
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    DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM)
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM) is a popular Kenyan business law firm that is sought out for its broad corporate expertise, which includes big-ticket M&A and related competition aspects, as well as fund formation, restructuring and corporate finance. The team is also highly adept in providing regulatory advice with regard to tax and capital markets in addition to other frameworks. The firm maintains a strong client following of private equity and venture capital investment funds, banks and other financial service providers, as well as corporates in sectors such as technology and telecoms. As part of the DLA Piper Africa network, IKM is regularly involved in major transactions across East Africa, often as lead counsel.
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Band 3
  1. Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
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    Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is a well-established Kenyan law firm with a strong corporate group that is well regarded for its handling of multi-jurisdictional transactions. The team advises on capital markets mandates and inbound private equity investments, as well as share and asset deals. The firm is involved in a number of highly regulated sectors, including energy, insurance, healthcare and technology, providing advice to domestic, as well as regional and international clients. The team also benefits from the expertise across the Dentons network of offices, both in Africa and overseas.
  2. Kaplan & Stratton
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    Kaplan & Stratton
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Kaplan & Stratton is an established law firm in the Kenyan corporate/M&A space and is regularly instructed by a diverse pool of clients. The team has a particularly impressive following of overseas PE investors, as well as multinational telecoms companies. The department also has deep experience receiving instructions from international law firms, particularly major names from the London market. The firm's experience encompasses takeovers, de-listings and significant M&A, as well as joint ventures and leveraged buyouts.
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Band 4
  1. CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates
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    CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates is a longstanding law firm with an established presence in the area of M&A and corporate transactions. With offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, the team draws on its deep experience of the local law to service clients seeking to set up companies in Kenya, as well as advising them on listings and capital markets transactions, foreign investments and commercial contracts. Its lawyers act across a broad array of sectors, including TMT, insurance, mining, automotive, and oil and gas. As part of the CMS international network of offices, the team regularly plays a key role in significant cross-border deals.
  2. 4
    ENSafrica (NBMA Advocates LLP)
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    ENSafrica houses a robust and experienced group of corporate practitioners in Nairobi. The team particularly stands out for its cross-border services, backed up by the firm's formidable pan-African platform. Alongside notable clients in energy, hospitality and banking, its lawyers' services are also engaged by a range of external investors, from private equity houses and DFIs to charitable foundations and high net worth individuals.
  3. MMAN Advocates
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    MMAN Advocates
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    MMAN Advocates maintains a well-respected corporate group with a solid reputation for advising on transactional and regulatory issues. The Nairobi-based team continues to be regularly instructed as local counsel on larger M&A deals. Additionally, the group offers experience in commercial contracts and private investments. The firm is also noted for its proficiency in the aviation sector, assisting with acquisitions, finance and leasing. Other areas of focus include financial services and energy.
  4. Walker Kontos
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    Walker Kontos
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Walker Kontos maintains a proficient corporate/M&A practice group and has a particularly solid reputation in the banking sector in Kenya. The firm frequently advises on debt restructuring, as well as possessing a high degree of skill in navigating highly regulated transactions. The department has notable experience advising insolvency administrators on dispositions, and featuring in transactions involving the sale of distressed assets. Furthermore, the team has a strong track record acting as local counsel in multi-jurisdictional deals as a result of its strategic alliance with Norton Rose Fulbright.
  5. Mboya Wangong'u & Waiyaki Advocates
    Corporate/M&A
    Global 2022 | Band 4