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.

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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.

Samuel Kisuu

Samuel Kisuu is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Samuel directly using the contact details listed above.

Samuel has advised multinational and national companies on their acquisition of local and foreign entities as well as ensuring the most efficient and lean tax outcomes for the clients as well as advising clients in matters regarding tax disputes.

Samuel has been involved in advising clients on tax disputes with the Kenya Revenue Authority, Cross-border VAT implications arising out of various agency agreements and advising offshore companies setting up a presence in Kenya on the tax implications of their intended operations. Samuel has also been involved in providing advice to lenders of funds regarding drafting and negotiating their facility agreements.

Samuel Kisuu holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Strathmore University, a certificate on Principles of International Tax from the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Firm Overview:

Africa Law Partners was founded in 2019. The firm is a boutique law firm whose area of focus is corporate – commercial law. Our grounding in local law enables us to appreciate any challenges faced in the structuring, implementation and litigation of corporate transactions in East Africa while still maintaining a global outlook.

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Njoroge Regeru

NJOROGE REGERU is the founder of the Firm. Mr. Regeru graduated from the University of Nairobi in November, 1985 with a Bachelor of Laws degree (Honours – Upper Division) and, thereafter undertook postgraduate studies at the Kenya School of Law where he qualified in September, 1986 with a Diploma in Law. On 13th October, 1986 he was admitted and enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. For his Masters in Law programme, Mr. Regeru specialised in Company Law, International Economic Law, the Law of Finance and the Law of International Institutions.

Immediately after enrollment as an Advocate, Mr. Regeru went into private legal practice, concentrating on litigation and commercial matters. Over the years, Mr. Regeru has honed his legal skills in practice and gained wide-ranging experience and expertise in different areas of legal practice including Commercial Transactions, Corporate Matters, Arbitration, ADR and Commercial Litigation. During that time, Mr. Regeru has been involved in very substantial precedent-setting commercial litigation at the highest levels of the Kenyan Court system, namely: the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Mr. Regeru is recognized as a seasoned practitioner in constitutional matters and election petitions. In connection with the latter, Mr. Regeru has been in the legal teams that defended successfully presidential election petitions in 2013 and 2017.

In 1995 Mr. Regeru was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators headquartered in London, UK and over the years has been intimately involved in diverse aspects of arbitration either as Arbitrator or counsel to parties. Related to this is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and mediation which are growth areas of dispute resolution and which Mr. Regeru has been closely involved with over the years. As a consequence of the foregoing, Mr. Regeru is associated with the local branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and he has been honoured to serve on its governing committee for two consecutive terms.

In 2005, Mr. Regeru undertook an extensive course in International Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. Upon conclusion of the same, Mr. Regeru was awarded a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration. In addition, Mr. Regeru is a Chartered Arbitrator empanelled as such by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

Mr. Regeru deals on an ongoing basis with top-level government officers and officers of major business and banking institutions in the various spheres in which he has acted for them. Through the local, regional and international clientele that he serves, Mr. Regeru has developed a close network of professional contacts.

Mr. Regeru sits on the Board of Directors of several Companies and also serves as Company Secretary for a number of reputable companies.

Firm Overview:

The law firm of Njoroge Regeru & Company Advocates (hereinafter referred to as “the Firm”) is a reputable medium-sized legal practice based in serene, pleasant and quiet premises located on the outskirts of the City of Nairobi, Kenya. The firm has distinguished itself as a premier law firm rendering sterling legal services, in amongst other fields herein-after listed, Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Financial Services Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Constitutional and Judicial Review Litigation, Public Interest Litigation, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including mediation and expert adjudication, Conveyancing and Securities Law, Corporate Restructuring including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, to a wide spectrum of clients in Kenya, the region and internationally.

As a consequence, the Firm has gained wide recognition as a prestigious and effective purveyor of legal services in a timely, competent and efficient manner. It is a mark of such recognition that the Firm is listed in such prestigious and internationally acclaimed directories as, Chambers Global and IFLR 1000. In addition, the firm is a member of the international society of Primerus Law Firms, an organisation that brings together about 200 member firms in 40 countries. The members of the Firm have wide and varied experience and exposure in the practice of law. Over the years, they have been privileged to represent the diverse legal interests of a wide cross-section of valued clientele ranging from individual persons and small businesses to large multinational corporations, governmental institutions and statutory corporations, international organizations, local and international banks and development institutions.

In the process, the members of the Firm have gained invaluable experience in diverse fields of law as set out below.

Fields of Practice:

  • Incorporation of companies and other business organizations including advice as to the choice of the ideal business organization to be registered, capitalization, structuring and re-structuring, guidance on relevant legislation affecting the new business venture including repatriation of profits and capital, remittances, consultancy fees, import/export laws, immigration law, labour and taxation.
  • Commercial practice includes: acting for banking and corporate clients, both public and private in structuring credit facilities, advising on the law pertaining thereto, creation, registration and perfection of a wide range of securities, re-structuring of loans, realization of securities and assisting in the recovery of debts.
  • Negotiating, drafting and implementing agreements for licensing, distribution, shareholders, stock sales, asset sales, merger and acquisition agreements and assisting in the establishment of joint ventures.
  • Preparation of a wide range of commercial documents including merger agreements, contracts, leases, licences and other related documents.
  • Advising and representing various banks and financial institutions in the establishment of banking business in Kenya including advising and guiding them on local banking laws and regulations, maintaining branches under foreign jurisdictions, capitalizing, repatriation of profits and capital remittance of debt in the light of local cultural, political and legal environments.
  • Participation in privatisation, transfer of ownership of assorted business interests to local interests, disposal of foreign assets and investments and project financing.
  • Representation of major commercial banks in syndicated and single bank loans to governments, international organizations and private borrowers.
  • Representation of locally established branches and affiliates of major international and locally incorporated banks in their day-to-day operations including rendering legal opinions and advice, reviewing security documentation and advising generally on compliance with various legal requirements.
  • Intellectual property matters including trademarks, copyrights and patents resulting in a close and beneficial working relationship with the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI).
  • Commercial litigation before various trial and appellate Courts on a wide range of matters including enforcement/realization of diverse securities such as Charges, Debentures, Guarantees, Bonds etc, Receiverships, Liquidations and bankruptcies.
  • Extensive trial practice at all levels of the Kenyan Court system ranging from administrative tribunals to the Supreme Court on an extremely wide range of civil cases, criminal cases, public interest litigation, election petitions, debt collection, labour matters, judicial review proceedings, contractual claims, inquests, immigration cases, land cases, probate and succession and so on.
  • Extensive experience in Constitutional matters including regular appearance in Constitutional References for assorted clients both private and public.
  • Election petitions at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Levels.
  • Participation in investigative and fact-finding tribunals and commissions such as the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Goldenberg Affair.
  • International and domestic arbitration for local and international clients on a diverse range of disputes mainly of a commercial nature.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) on various commercial and non-commercial maters.
  • Telecommunications in which connection the Firm acts for leading operators in Kenya and in the region.
  • Public Procurement matters including advising clients on the legislation attendant thereto and involvement in the proceedings instituted in the Public Procurement Complaints, Review and Appeals Board.
  • Voluntary, no-charge legal services usually extended to charitable, humanitarian or professional not-for-profit organisations. In the course of rendering the various legal services as summarised herein above, the members of the Firm have acted for and on behalf of a good number of reputable and prestigious institutions, both locally and internationally, public and private.