Ochiel Dudley

Ochiel Dudley is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ochiel directly using the contact details listed above.

Endorsed by Advisory Excellence

Ochiel Dudley is a Supreme Court of Kenya regular with many landmark wins. He has developed appellate advocacy expertise by arguing 30+ Supreme Court cases and 100+ Court of Appeal cases.

Ochiel is a Master of Laws (Law Governance and Democracy) from the University of Nairobi. He holds a certificate in Constitution Building in Africa (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary) and a certificate in Policy Formulation and Legislative Drafting (MTI, Nairobi).

He is a trial expert and an alumnus of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (US) and the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (UK). He is a trainer of trainers in the art of Trial Advocacy. Ochiel Dudley is also a Certified Professional Mediator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Ochiel Dudley sits on the National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya Law) Board.

At Bond Advocates LLP, Ochiel Dudley focuses on public interest litigation, constitutional and judicial review, media law, employment law, family law, intellectual property, data protection, digital rights and arbitration.

Ochiel Dudley assists Katiba Institute as a Senior Litigation Counsel on public interest litigation. He is the Law Society of Kenya 2018 PIL/Pro Bono Jurist of the Year Award Winner. Ochiel Dudley is a 2023 Top 100 Litigation Advocate in Kenya according to The Lawyer Africa.

Membership in Professional Bodies

Ochiel’s active memberships include:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • International Society for Public Law (ICON-S)
  • Environmental Lawyers Alliance Worldwide (ELAW)
  • International Lawyers Assisting Workers Network (ILAW Network)
  • African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL)
  • International Commission of Jurists (ICJ, Kenya)
  • Cartoonists’ Legal Advisory Network (CRNI)
  • Legal Empowerment Network (NAMATI).
  • Media Legal Defence Initiative (Media Defence) lawyers’ network
  • Data Privacy and Governance Society of Kenya.
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) licensed patent agents

Career highlights

  • 2nd Runners Up, Litigation Practitioner of the Year, Nairobi Legal Awards, 2023
  • Obtained favourable orders prohibiting adverse regulator action against six TV Kenyan stations censured for their live broadcast of political events
  • Led the team appearing for the International Commission of Jurists as Amicus in the 2022 Kenyan Presidential Election Petition.
  • Conducted the trial of a landmark environmental challenging the construction of a USD 2 billion coal-fired power plant at a UNESCO World Heritage site in Kwasasi, on the shoreline of Manda Bay, Lamu, Kenya.
  • Prevailed in two Supreme Court arguments to compensate 6,000 evicted residents of two Nairobi informal settlements.
  • Advised multiple film-makers on navigating the movie and film classification landscape in Kenya argued the Rafiki film case and obtained orders which enabled the film to be played for a week in Kenya hence qualify for the global Oscars Awards.
  • Struck down, across the years, five pieces of legislation limiting the right to freedom of expression in Kenya through offences like sending offensive messages, criminal defamation, sedition.
  • Successfully litigated data privacy concerns in the USD 78.6 million Huduma Namba digitial identity project.
  • Defended a state corporation manager from prosecution for claims that the USD 13 million 1.7 Kisumu Oil Jetty project was unplanned and payments unapproved.
  • Argued 30+ Supreme Court and 100+ Court of Appeal cases hence developing expertise in appellate advocacy

Firm Overview:

Bond Advocates LLP is a top law firm located at Top Plaza, Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya. Our founding partners boast a combined 50+ years of experience as some of the best lawyers in Kenya. We are a top-notch litigation and commercial law firm serving local and international clients.

The mission of Bond Advocates LLP is to be the best law firm in Kenya by creating meaningful experiences for each client. One client at a time. We uphold excellence, professionalism, integrity, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility in our work.

Bond Advocates LLP has a trustworthy reputation for giving trusted solutions. Our word is our bond.

Bond Advocates LLP has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact. Hence, Bond Advocates LLP commits to align its strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We also commit to take actions that advance societal goals.

Bond follows the Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework and is a woman-owned business.

 

Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch

Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch is our exclusively recommended Mediation expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joyce directly using the contact details listed above.

Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, EBS, CBS (Rtd), is a former Judge and First Vice President of the International Criminal Court, at The Hague, The Netherlands. She is a lawyer and former judge of the High Court of Kenya. Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch is the First Chairperson of the Committee of African Union Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and served as the Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child from 2003 to 2009. She has also served as the inaugural head of the family division of the Kenyan High Court and a member of the Court of Appeal.

As a legal professional, I have had a pivotal role in negotiations between the African Union and the Government of Sudan to ratify the African charter and secure the rights of children, pursued a fact-finding mission to war-torn northern Uganda on the effects of the war on children, and chaired a task-force aimed at handling sexual offences in Kenya through the implementation of the new Sexual Offences Act, 2006.

Professional Awards:

  • International Peace Award from Premio Internazionale Semplicemente Donna in Florence-Italy (24th November 2023)
  • Mediator of the Year Award from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya branch. (8th November, 2023)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Accredited Trainer (Certificate of Accreditation) for Foundation Mediation Skills (Facilit 8TM)
  • Member, Chattered Institute of Arbitrators London and the Kenya Branch
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee of the newly formed Africa-Asia Mediation Association (AAMA)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration
  • African Arbitration Association
  • Mediation Association of Kenya
  • Kisumu Mediation Center

Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, EBS, CBS (Rtd) bears a wide range of extensive experience spanning over 45 years of active legal and judicial service.

Charles Waweru Gatonye

Charles Waweru Gatonye is our exclusively recommended International Dispute Resolution expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Charles directly using the contact details listed above.

With over 30 years of experience, founder of the law firm and Senior Partner Charles is widely regarded as a “high-class and outstanding lawyer” in his field of commercial litigation. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1974 with L.L. B (Honours). He is also an advocate having worked in the office of the Attorney General and rose to become a deputy to the then Director of Public Prosecutions.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Charles Waweru Gatonye and Waweru Gatonye & Co Advocates in Kenya (streetinsider.com)

Charles is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the National Advocates’ Disciplinary Committee, East Africa Law Society, international Commission of Jurists as well as the International Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Certified Public Secretary. He has had the singular honour to be appointed by His Excellency the President of Kenya as an Assisting Counsel to the just concluded Goldenberg Inquiry investigating the loss of billions of shillings of public funds.

Charles was also appointed by the Central Bank of Kenya as lead counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into the sale and transfer of the Grand Regency (Kimunya Commission).

Charles Waweru Gatonye has a lot of experience in court work and has litigated at the highest levels in our country. Some of the big litigations Mr. Gatonye has handled in the past include Central Bank of Kenya Versus Uhuru Highway Development Authority worth KShs 13.5 billion and Block Hotels Holdings Versus Kamlesh Pattni, again worth billions of shillings. He is currently involved in a number of litigious briefs for the Kenya Revenue Authority relating to unpaid taxes for sums of more than USD 45 million.

Firm Overview:

Established in 1985, we are one of Kenya’s finest commercial practice firms.

Our law firm is founded upon client satisfaction. We continue to strive to improve the service we offer and, where appropriate, we work with our clients to establish agreed service standards. We give individual attention to each case & transaction and work as teams of individuals dedicated to give excellent service to our clients.

The 5-partner law firm comprises of 14 lawyers, 5 paralegals and a professional, experienced and dedicated administrative team giving good client care, research capacity and service delivery. Below are some of our highly experienced team members.

Wangoko Njoroge

Wangoko Njoroge is our exclusively recommended Conveyancing Services expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Wangoko directly using the contact details above.

Wangoko is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, having successfully completed her post- graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, a Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public, Certified Legal Auditor, Certified Secretary of Kenya, and a Professional Mediator with the Mediation Training Institute.

She spearheads the Real-Estate Development and Conveyancing, Company Secretarial as well as Legal Audit and Compliance practice areas in the firm and has over the years acquired great expertise in real estate development and conveyancing, corporate and commercial law including but not limited to business start-ups, corporate governance, legal compliance and forensic audits, joint ventures, banking securities, immigration law, and labour and employment law advisory.

She has further successfully defended clients before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the High Court and Tribunals for example, the Sports Disputes Tribunal, Business Premises and Rent Tribunal, and Public Procurement Administrative Review Board.

Wangoko Njoroge has participated in training corporates and various business forums on a wide range of legal topics including but not limited to the importance of legal audits, compliance and good corporate governance practices, wills and succession planning, overview of land law in Kenya and legal formalities of taking security over assets in Kenya.

Firm Overview:

We are a fully digital law firm that – being aware of the needs of modern commercial practice and the ever-developing legal industry, has come together as a team of seasoned lawyers and eager young professionals, who strive to deliver legal and business solutions tempered with creativity, efficiency and integrity.

Our goal is to establish a modern-day legal practice that strives to meet the growing needs of our clients. In a world that is fast changing and constantly growing we intend to achieve a legacy of honest dealing in the legal profession where clients can have an abiding confidence in their legal representatives and where justice and honour will be termed as the building blocks of the practice of our firm.

We have built a reputation of trust, accessibility and transparency in handling our clients matters and we strive to use all the resources at our disposal to ensure client satisfaction.

George Mutua Molo

George Mutua Molo is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact George directly using the contact details listed above.

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya.

From a humble beginning a few years back, our firm has gone through a tremendous journey of transformation to become a preferred provider of practical legal solutions to the business client in Kenya. Our practice and clientele in the areas of banking, commercial litigation, general property conveyancing and advising on commercial transactions have grown exponentially.

We are proud to now represent major banks and financial institutions, corporate entities and distinguished business people in numerous transactions. Most of our clients rate our services highly, as you will see from comments received from some of them which we have, with their permission, included in this profile. We welcome your partnership with us as a client, and assure you of our continued commitment to the stated pillars. We are certain that in us, you will find a law firm that you can rely on, and together we will forge a lasting relationship

George Mutua Molo is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 2002. He is the firm’s Managing Partner and Head, Commercial Litigation and Head, Commercial Litigation. Mr. Mutua holds a Bachelors of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from the Kenya School of Law.

r. Mutua worked in the law firms of Mereka & Co. Advocates and Macharia Mwangi & Njeru Advocates before joining Mutua Waweru & Company Advocates as the Managing Partner and Head, Commercial Litigation & Head, Commercial litigation.

Daniel Muiruri

Daniel Waweru Muiruri is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Daniel directly using the contact details listed above.

Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Daniel is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 2002. He is the founder of the firm. Mr Muiruri holds a Bachelors of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from the Kenya School of law.

Daniel Waweru Muiruri is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Kenya Chapter.

Firm Overview:

The firm has a thriving property conveyancing practice, acting for vendors and purchasers in the acquisition and disposal of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural properties. We act for landlords and tenants in negotiating, drafting, and registering leases and licenses of various properties.

The firm also advises and acts in all the legal aspects of property developments including change of use, conversion of titles, subdivisions and amalgamations, registration of titles for new properties, and related matters. We help clients to replace lost or damaged titles. We also act for clients in property disputes in courts and other forums.