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Top 10 law firms in Kenya

In this article, you will find a list of the top10 law firms in Kenya.

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is an organization that was founded in 1992. The LSk oversees and advises all members of the legal profession, the general public, and the government in matters of justice and legal administration. The LSK has over 17,000 practicing advocates. Most of these lawyers are affiliated with law firms in Kenya. Below is a list of the top 10 law firms in Kenya.

 Law Firms in Kenya

1. Anjarwalla & Khanna

Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) is a leading law firm in East Africa that has helped many businesses set up in Kenya. With over 50 advocates and offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, the firm has a distinguished track record in many sectors.

A&K’s partners are considered the best in several commercial sectors including Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources, Tax, Banking and Finance, Litigation, and Dispute Resolution.Its clients include banks, private equity funds, real estate developers, government and public organizations, and many others both locally and internationally.

2. Coulson Harney Advocates

Coulson Harney is a Kenyan corporate and commercial law firm providing legal advice and transaction services to a wide range of international clients and local Kenyan clients. At Coulson Harney, the aim is to assist clients in achieving their objectives as smoothly and efficiently as possible whilst minimizing the legal and regulatory risks, both within Kenya and further afield around Africa.

The Firm is ranked in international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners (Tier 1 in 2013 & 2014), Legal 500 (Tier 1), and International Financial Law Review. Coulson Harney is the only law firm in Kenya with three lawyers in Band 1 of Chambers & Partners for Corporate Commercial. We have also earned several accolades such as Gold Category, World Trademark Review (2013 and 2014), Deal of the year 2012 (Africa Investor), and Cross-Border Law Firm of the Year in Kenya (Global Law Experts 2012).

The main areas of practice are corporate and commercial, banking and finance, capital markets, energy and resources, real estate, intellectual property, and dispute resolution.

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3. Daly & Inamdar Advocates

Daly & Inamdar Advocates (“D&I”) is the merged firms of Daly & Figgis, Advocates and Inamdar & Inamdar, two of the oldest legal firms in Kenya, Daly & Figgis established in 1899 and Inamdar & Inamdar established in 1926. D&I brings together the expertise of lawyers working in diverse areas of practice that are not only complementary but extend the areas of specialization offered by the firm.

Daly & Figgis was well known for its corporate commercial practice and Inamdar & Inamdar brings additional strength and experience to the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice and increased capacity and support to the property practice. As a result, D&I is able to offer their clients comprehensive legal services and support to meet their legal requirements. D&I offers its clients wide-ranging legal services in all areas of corporate, commercial, and property law as well as civil litigation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution.D&I’s mission is to provide its clients with sound, practical legal advice, expeditiously and cost-effectively.

4. Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is one of Kenya’s highly acclaimed law firms, with a tradition of excellence dating back to 1902. HH&M has built up a reputation as an innovative, experienced, responsive, and highly skilled firm with the capacity and technical expertise to offer practical legal solutions to both corporate and individual clients.

HH&M has consistently been rated as a top-tier dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law firm in Kenya by various international legal directories including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500.

The firm is one of Kenya’s largest law firms with a dedicated team comprised of 14 Partners and 24 Associates who are supported by a team of over 40 legal assistants, administrative and paralegal staff. We offer legal services to clients all over Kenya and have our primary office in Nairobi and the second office in Mombasa.

HH&M provides a full range of legal services to an extensive client base which includes local and foreign companies, individuals, state corporations, and Non-Governmental Organizations.

5. Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates (IKM)

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates (IKM) was founded in 1987 by the late Michael J Iseme. IKM  is a leading law firm in Nairobi, Kenya. Through its alliance with DLA Piper, a global law firm, and DLA Piper Africa, a regional alliance across Africa. IKM is in a unique position to act on local, regional, and international legal matters.

The firm is built pn four main pillars:





6. Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

Kaplan & Stratton was established in 1938. The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services and solutions for domestic and international clients. Kaplan & Stratton Advocates has a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the East African region. International and cross-border work forms an important part of our business.

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates has 17  partners who are Kenyan citizens. More so, the firm has 15 partners in the Commercial Department and 7 partners in the Dispute Resolution Department. The firm also has support from over 40 associates to ensure they deliver quality services to Kenyans. Kaplan & Sreatton Advocated offers legal advice on corporate finance, business law, project finance, capital markets, banking, financial services, infrasture, and much more. The frim is also the proud founder of Lex-Africa and it has independent law firms in 28 countries across Africa.

7. Mohammed Muigai Advocates

Mohammed Muigai is a leading law firm based in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Comprising 6 Partners, 5 Associates and with the finest legal and administrative support staff, the firm’s reputation as a market leader derives from a tradition of excellence that spans over two decades. Our areas of practice are wide-ranging divided into four principal departments, namely: Litigation and Arbitration, Conveyancing and Property Law, Commercial Transactions, and Legal Advisory and Consultancy, under which there are several specialists sub-categories.

Mohammed Muigai’s client base is as diverse as it is large involving individuals and corporate entities- both local and international. We understand our clients’ needs and work relentlessly to ensure the delivery of innovative solutions, sound representation, and pragmatic commercial advice based on our knowledge and experience cutting across business and legal practices.

8. Muthaura Mugambi Ayugi & Njonjo Advocates (MMAN)

MMAN Advocates is a leading Kenyan Corporate law firm that aims to provide innovative and meaningful legal solutions for its clients. Central to the firm’s culture is a commitment to deliver a superior experience for clients by understanding their needs and exceeding their expectations.
MMAN offers general advisory and transactional legal services, notably in banking and finance, corporate commercial, employment and pensions, infrastructure and projects, intellectual property, litigation, arbitration, and real estate.

The law firm caters to individuals, SMEs leading companies, and the public sector. The firm also advises both local and foreign clients, many of whom are drawn from the firm’s target industry sectors of agribusiness, financial services, energy, engineering and construction, integrated marketing communications, retirement benefits, telecommunications, and transport.

9. Oraro & Co Advocates

Oraro & Company Advocates is a top-tier, full-service Kenyan law firm. The firm’s areas of strength include Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Conveyancing & Securities, and Tax. Its partnership includes some of Kenya’s best legal minds and its lawyers are recognized by several international leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500.

Oraro & Co Advocates a is well-recognized for its contribution to Kenyan jurisprudence (through its formidable dispute resolution team), work on some of Kenya’s largest deals, and its significant contributions to Kenya’s legal profession. Established 39 years ago, by George Oraro SC (one of Kenya’s top litigators), the firm offers clients on-the-ground insights and a door to the strong business connections it has built locally, regionally, and globally.

10. Prof. Albert Mumma and Company Advocates

Prof. Albert Mumma & Company Advocates is a medium-sized Nairobi-based law firm with an excellent reputation in legal, professional, and consultancy circles for the high quality of its work, its integrity, and its responsiveness to clients’ needs. Prof Albert Mumma & Company Advocates was registered in 1995. In 1998 the firm merged with another and practiced as a partnership before resuming practice under the original firm name.

The firm’s professional team has excellent academic credentials and a good rapport with a broad range of clients within the public sector, civil society, and the business community. The firm has a unique reputation among Kenyan law firms for its unrivaled expertise in the field of legal consultancy services at international, regional, and national levels and has advised many national and international non-governmental organizations, including the World Bank, the IFC, UNEP, and the East African Community.

The Law Society of Kenya continues to support leagal administration in Kenya by offering help and advice to law firms and idependent advocates. Reach out to Bizna Kenya today to be featured on our press release or our website.


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