Kenya’s top lawyers battle for the control of big corporate deals
Posted Saturday, August 17 2013 at 15:31
- Data released by three global ranking bodies show that five law firms— Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kaplan & Stratton, Coulson Harney, Hamilton Harisson & Matthews, and Walker Kontos Advocates—scooped most of the country’s biggest deals over the past 12 months.
- Law firms have been increasing their capacity in-house as well as extending their reach across the East African region, through networks.
- Growing investments into Kenya in the infrastructure, oil and gas and financial services as well as a rising number of foreign investors eyeing the M&As market has created fresh opportunities in project finance, venture capitalism, business formation and due diligence investigation that require professional support.
“These rankings may not exactly depict the real picture on the ground, as they do not have a way of competently assessing the capacity of individual lawyers,” says Mr Mutua.