The firm of Ngeri, Omiti & Bush Advocates LLP is a rising star among corporate and commercial law firms in Kenya as confirmed by the recent IFLR1000 31st Edition rankings where it featured prominently among the leading financial and commercial law firms in Kenya. IFLR1000, the guide to the World’s Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms, ranked the firm as a top tier law firm in Financial and Commercial Law.
Based on transactional evidence, client feedback and peer reviews, IFLR1000 Rankings present one of the most accurate snapshot of a firm’s standing in any given practice area in finance and corporate law. Therefore, it is testament of the rising stature of Ngeri, Omiti & Bush Advocates LLP as a boutique law firm that it was ranked among the top 20 financial and commercial law firms by the prestigious law directory above even well-known and established large law firms in Kenya.
In addition, Ngeri, Omiti & Bush Advocates LLP was recognized as a Notable Law Firm in Energy and Power Project Practice Area. The firm was not only ranked among the top 18 law firms in the Projects Development: Power category, it was placed at the same level with ENS Africa (NBMA Advocates) and TripleOKLaw Advocates in the specialist practice area, quite a feat for a mid-size law firm.
Ngeri, Omiti & Bush Advocates LLP is a full-service law firm based in Nairobi comprising of a dynamic team of experienced and dedicated advocates and support staff who are passionate about the legal profession and sold on making a difference for its clients. The firm’s multi-skilled and diverse legal team provides legal services to clients in diverse sectors including Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial Law, Employment & Labour Relations, Media, Technology & Intellectual Property, Energy, Natural Resources and Climate Change, and Policy & Legislative Drafting.
The firm comprises a team of over a dozen top lawyers and legal professionals led by its three partners Tom Ngeri, Senior Partner and Head of Real Estate, Banking and Finance Department, Herman Omiti, the Partner in Charge of Finance and Strategy and Head of Dispute Resolution Department and Collins Bush Wanjala, the Managing Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Department. Other notable members of the legal team include Catherine Kamau, Martha Gichuki, Hanifah Mohammed Said and Job Musembi Titus.
Some of the Financial and Commercial Transactions the firm has handled include acting for Stanbic Bank of Kenya Limited in a take-over of banking facilities for the cumulative sum of Kenya Shillings Fourteen Billion Three Hundred and Seventy-Nine Million (KShs 14,379,000,000). In addition, the firm represented KCB Bank Tanzania Limited in pursuing the defaulted loan amount of United States Dollars Eleven Million Only (USD 11,000,000) to Nakumatt Tanzania Limited.
In energy and power sector, the firm, together with international consultants, advised the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) on the requisite legal structure to support the installation of Nuclear Power Plants in Kenya and the use of Nuclear Energy as a source of Energy. The firm also represented Kenya Power and Lighting Company in a Court-Mandated Mediation in an employment dispute against the Company’s former employees (332 employees) who sued the Company for unlawful termination after being declared redundant and claimed about Kenya Shillings Three Billion (KShs. 3,000,000,000.00).
“We are proud to be ranked by the reputable IFLR1000’s Financial & Corporate law rankings for Kenya as a top tier law firm in Kenya,” said NOB Advocates LLP in a statement send out to the media.
The Firm has also previously received various accolades signaling its rise in the legal industry. The Firm was recognized as finalists, among other notable firms in the Continent, under the IP Team of the Year and African Law Firm of the Year- Small Practice categories in the African Legal Awards, for two years in a row, which celebrate ‘excellence, achievement and innovation in the legal profession’. The firm was the first runners-up under the SME Law Firm of the Year 2020 category in the Nairobi Legal Awards.
The firm has also continued to attract leading client corporate clients and now acts for leading banks and financial institutions, top Government agencies and several blue-chip and listed companies.
Top 25 Law Firms in Kenya 2024: Githuku & Githuku Advocates LLP
GITHUKU & GITHUKU ADVOCATES LLP
Established in 2016| Partners: 2 | Principal Office: Nairobi
Contacts: Kose Heights, 3rd Floor, Apartment F 3.4, Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham, Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: (+254) 725 759 887 / (+254) 723 634 410
Githuku & Githuku Advocates LLP is a full-service law firm that constitutes of several advocates, legal consultants and a number of paralegal and administrative staff. The firm was established in April 2016 by the founding partners Hannah Wangui Githuku and Dianah Wanjeri Githuku. The firm’s vision is to provide legal services to all businesses, institutions or persons, to offer practical solutions to our clients and to be universally recognized as a full-service law firm.
The firm undertakes to embrace client’s needs and address them soundly by offering turn-around time, to enable them make informed decisions. The firm has a reputation for providing exceptional legal services. The firm lawyers are renowned for their commitment to excellence and for ability to find innovative solutions to the most complex of legal problems which clients recognize and value.
The firm currently has offices in the prestigious environs of Hurlingham area at Kose Heights Building 3rd Floor Suite F3.4 located on Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi. It has associate lawyers and consultants to enable the firm deal with matters across the country under one umbrella. The firm stands out for its resolve to provide amicable and effective solution-oriented services in a timely manner to its clients and offers the full spectrum of legal service and aid to a diverse clientelle base.
Githuku & Githuku Advocates LLP offer a diversity of expertise in all areas of major practice. The firm lawyers offer a full complement of Legal Services in the following practice areas: Property and Conveyancing Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Tax Law, Constitutional/ Administrative Law, Competition Law, Contracts Law, Labour and Employment Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Law, Notarial Practice, Family Law, Administrative and Public Law, Banking and Finance Law, Energy Law, Legal and Governance Audit, Probate, Succession and Trusts, General Litigation/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Consultancy on matters of law and Entertainment Law.
Hannah Wangui Githuku is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 15 years standing and the Partner in charge of Legal Research, Conveyancing and Commercial Department. She holds a Masters Degree in International Studies from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelors of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and one in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management. She is also a qualified Tax Agent. She has extensive high-level experience in Commercial matters, Conveyancing, Civil and Criminal litigation, Company Secretarial and Preparation and Reviews of Agreements for Sale, Leases, Transfers, Charges, Discharges of Charge, Chattel Mortgages, Debentures and Registration of Documents. She has recognized as one the top 100 lawyers in Real Estate and Finance Law in Kenya.
Dianah Wanjeri Githuku is the Partner in charge of Litigation, Consultancy, Taxation and Legal Audit Department, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 14 Years standing, a Tax Agent, a Patent Agent, a Notary Public and Commissioner of Oath. She holds Bachelors of Law Degree from Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is pursuing her Masters in Leadership and Governance. She has broad experience in litigation and commercial law gained working for leading firms and the legal department of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) where she prosecuted complex and high value tax cases on behalf of KRA in Commercial, Constitutional and Judicial Review Divisions and Tax Appeal Tribunal. She has vast training and exposure in negotiation, drafting and management of contract, oil and gas contracting and trial advocacy.
Top 25 Law Firms in Kenya 2024: John Bwire & Associates
John Bwire & Associates Advocates
Established in 2016
Number of Partners: 3
Number of Associates: 3
Principal Office: Mombasa
Download PDF: John Bwire & Associates Advocates Law Firm Profile
Practice Areas and Expertise
John Bwire & Associates Advocates is one of the most vibrant and well-established upcoming law firms in Kenya with rich diverse legal practices and a highly knowledgeable and experienced legal team. The firm specializes in Real estate law, International law, Matrimonial and family law, Personal injury and medical malpractice, Debt collection, Tax services, Aviation law, Commercial law, Insurance law, Conveyancing, Appellate Litigation, Law Tort and General negligence, Human rights law and practice, Employment and Labour Law and Practice, Arbitration and alternate dispute resolution, Admiralty and Maritime law and Judicial review of administrative and government action. The firm also offers specialist legal services including Patents and Copyrights, Trademarks, mining and prospecting, tax planning and establishment and registration of pension and provident funds.
John Bwire & Associates Advocates provides a comprehensive range of legal services to all its clients that spans across various sectors. The firm’s expertise spans across a number of industries and sectors, including leading corporate, banking and financial institutions, government parastatals and regulators, as well as high net-worth entrepreneurs.
John Bwire & Associates Advocates is structured into two departments – The Litigation Department which deals with all litigation and The Commercial and Conveyancing Department which deals with all non-litigation work. Clients’ work is allocated and supervised by the partner in charge of the Department in which the work is done. Where the client wishes to have a contact partner to whom all their work is referred in the first instance, the firm is glad to arrange for that.
The Firm’s Approach and Facilities
John Bwire & Partners Advocates is always driven by the commitment to ensure excellence in provision of legal services and strives to provide a complete legal and advisory solution to clients through tailormade insights and experience. John Bwire & Associates Advocates keeps close contact with clients to reman connected to them and intimately understand their individual and business legal needs to offer added value.
The firm has also built enviable connections with local regulators and accumulated wealth of experience of and insights in dealing with and handling local issues, regional and cross-border legal services in all business aspects across jurisdictions using a “one-stop shop” approach. In addition, the firm lawyers have cultivated commercial legal skills in specialist areas to serve local and international clients better at national, regional and global stage.
The has modern office facilities that include computerized word processing and accounting systems. The firm has invested to take advantage of the digital revolution and remote access and is accessible online and offline in maintaining the advocate-client relationship. The firm’s clientele entails local, regional and international businesses including listed companies, banking and financial institutions, insurance companies, private equity funds, venture capital and institutional equity investors, telecommunication companies, project developers and financiers, multilateral lenders, industrial and commercial companies, real estate developers, professional firms as well as government and public organizations.
The Firm’s People
John Bwire & Associates Advocates team comprises Managing partner and three (3) senior partners supported by 3 legal assistants and about a dozen support staff. The Managing Partner Hon John Bwire previously he worked as a partner at Kithi and Company Advocates and as an associate at the firm of Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates and the firm of Nchogu, Omwanza & Nyasimi Advocates. His practice mainly focuses on Civil and Commercial litigation in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment and Labour Relations Court, Subordinate courts, Business Premises Rent Tribunal and quasi-judicial bodies with a bias in land matters, labour /employment disputes, public law, banking and commercial disputes, insurance and personal injury claims, arbitration, family and succession and admiralty, maritime and shipping claims. The Other Partners of the firm are Patience Tumaini Lugo and Daniel Chokaa Muliro.
Contact John Bwire & Associates Advocates
Physical Address: Palli House, 4th Floor Nyerere Avenue
Postal Address: P.O Box 98731-80100 Mombasa
Telephone: +254 412 222 035 | +254 (0) 722 629 941
Cellphone: +254 (0) 726 003 750
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Lex Mundi strengthens Global Reach with Two New Member Firms
Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, has strengthened its African experience with the addition of Bennani & Associés LLP and AF Mpanga as member firms for Morocco and Algeria, and Uganda respectively. The network’s expansion in Africa reflects the growing importance of the continents markets, internationally.
Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, has announced the addition of two prestigious member firms in Africa to its global network covering three markets. Bennani & Associés LLP has been appointed as the Lex Mundi member firm in Algeria and Morocco. AF Mpanga, has also joined Lex Mundi as the exclusive member firm for Uganda, further enhancing the network’s comprehensive coverage on the African continent.
Bennani & Associés LLP is a highly regarded independent law firm in French-speaking Africa, operating in North, West, and Central Africa. With a team of accomplished legal professionals, the firm offers leading legal expertise to listed and unlisted companies, public entities, and international law firms.
Bennani & Associes is a full-service firm advising on general corporate law and corporate transactions, finance matters and dispute resolution, providing comprehensive legal solutions to foreign investors for complex issues. Bennani & Associés LLP’s strong presence in Algeria and Morocco positions Lex Mundi strategically to offer clients first class, comprehensive legal support in these important North African markets.
Mehdi Bennani, Managing Partner of Bennani & Associés LLP, expressed his pride in the Lex Mundi membership: “We are honoured to become a part of Lex Mundi, the world’s premier network of independent law firms. This collaboration will enable us to provide even greater support to our clients in Algeria and Morocco, as well as offer our expertise to clients seeking legal services in our jurisdictions through Lex Mundi’s global platform.”
Top Ugandan Firm AF Mpanga has also joined Lex Mundi. AF Mpanga is a distinguished full-service law firm with a rich legacy of serving clients in Uganda and the East African region since its establishment. The firm’s expertise spans various practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, energy and natural resources, and dispute resolution. With a deep commitment to excellence, a strong presence in the region and its legacy within the network, AF Mpanga brings valuable local insights and legal acumen to Lex Mundi.
David F.K. Mpanga, Senior Partner of AF Mpanga, expressed his enthusiasm to be part of the Lex Mundi network: “Joining Lex Mundi is a significant milestone for AF Mpanga. We are excited to work alongside Lex Mundi member firms, contributing our local expertise to this global network. Together, we will provide clients with unparalleled legal services in Uganda and the East African region.”
Helena Samaha, President & CEO of Lex Mundi, expressed her enthusiasm about these new additions to the network: “We are delighted to bring Bennani & Associés LLP and AF Mpanga to the Lex Mundi family. Their commitment to excellence and deep understanding of their local legal landscapes makes them valuable additions to our global network. As Lex Mundi continues to grow, we are better positioned than ever, to serve our clients with top-tier legal expertise in key African jurisdictions.”
These new member firms strongly align with Lex Mundi’s mission to connect clients with trusted, high-quality legal services and networks worldwide, due to their unmatched footprint in the legal sector. The networks’ strength lies in its ability to provide clients with access to local expertise backed by its extensive global network of legal professionals.
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