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Managing Partner: Paul Mutua Munyao
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Munyao, Muthama and Kashindi (MMK) is a progressive and fast growing firm known for its vibrant and result oriented dispute resolution and employment teams that are increasingly being trusted with complex and high value mandates. The firm has also developed key competencies in other key practice areas such as aviation, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, energy and natural resources, telecommunication media & technology, insolvency, regulatory work and tax. The firm serves key players in Kenya including leading banks, blue chip companies, multinational corporations and government agencies.

Main Areas of Practice:
Aviation Law:

2 partners 5 fee earners based in Nairobi — Kenya
■ Local counsel assisting American law firm on the helicopter accident at Lake Turkana
■ Acting for Kenya Airports Authority in an air accident claim at Manda Airport in Lamu
■ Acting for Diadalos International CY Limited on grounding and de-registration of an aircraft
■ Counsel for Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA)
■ Counsel for Kenya Civil Aviation Authority on an array of matters
Key Clients: Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya Airline Pilots Association
Contact: George Kashindi  Tel: +254 722554407
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
4 partners; 8 fee earners based in Nairobi & Mombasa — Kenya
■ Representing Export Processing Zones Authority in high value and important litigation involving a dispute on water infrastructure amounting to K.Shs. 1.3 Billion
■ Representing Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority against representative/class action public interest and consumer protection related claims made against the regulator and other players such as Kenya Power and Lighting PLC
■ Acting for Kenya Ports Authority in high value litigation relating to key infrastructure seeking to halt the then ongoing development and construction of Lamu Port Component of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia- Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project
■ Defending the Agriculture and Food Authority in matters before the Constitutional Court and the Judicial Review Court challenging the exercise of legislative powers of the Authority to regulate the agricultural sector.
Key Clients: Agriculture and Food Authority, KCB Bank Kenya Limited, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Power
Contact: Irene Kashindi  Tel:+254 720 248416
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Labour Relations:
3 partners; 6 fee earners based in Nairobi & Mombasa — Kenya
■ Acting for a five star hotel in multi-million contentious appeal in the Court of Appeal relating to claims made by over 70 claimants
■ Acting for Safaricom PLC in defending a number of employment claims relating to termination of employment in various courts
■ Representing the Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) in various multi-million employment and labour relations matters in various courts
■ Successfully defended a County Assembly in proceedings instituted by a member of County Executive to challenge his impeachment
■ Advised various clients on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment relationship including on redundancies, alternatives to redundancies, unpaid leave, salary cuts, re-assignment and redeployment among others
■ Advising a wide portfolio of clients on many aspects of employment and labour relations including, terminations, summary dismissals, mass redundancies, constructive dismissal, CBA negotiations, collective barging, policy and contract drafts and reviews etc.
Key Clients: Henkel Limited, Safaricom PLC, Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission, Kenya Airline Pilots Association, National Hospital Insurance Fund, Unilever
Contact: Irene Kashindi   Tel:+254 720 248416
Email: [email protected]

Insolvency & Restructuring:
Represented creditors in the following insolvency proceedings: Mumias Sugar Company Limited (in Receivership), Tahir Sheikh Said Grain Millers Limited (Under Administration), Red Court Hotel Limited, Nakumatt Holdings, Uchumi Supermarkets, Tuskys Supermarkets
Key Clients: New KCC, Kenya Commercial Bank, Kenya Tea Development Agency, Red Court Hotel
Contact: George Kashindi   Tel: +254 722554407
Email: [email protected]

2 partners; 6 fee earners based in Nairobi & Mombasa — Kenya
■ Representing a leading export trading company at the High Court and Court of Appeal in successfully challenging a tax assessment approximately K.Shs. 400 million.
■ Acting for a leading international school in challenging tax assessment in excess of K.Shs. 1 billion
■ Conducting due diligence for a Kenyan subsidiary of a leading Chinese promoter of large-scale high-end medical equipment as part of the listing requirements in China. The due diligence included a tax review and compliance audit
■ Represented a leading Italian company headquartered in Rome Italy running a space project in Malindi to successfully challenge enforcement action by KRA of freezing the company’s bank accounts
■ Acting for Mildmay International which is related to the leading Mildmay Mission Hospital based in the UK relating to project work carried out in Kenya. The tax dispute relates to tax treatment of certain eligible costs paid to an entity in the UK for provision of technical services and administrative expenses
■ Providing tax guidance to an international humanitarian medical non-governmental
Key Clients: KCA University, Vitrociset S.p.A, Mildmay International, Export Trading Group, HelpAge International, Swedish School
Contact: George Kashindi   Tel: +254 722554407
Email: [email protected]