Kaplan & Stratton


9th Floor, Williamson House, 4th Ngong Avenue
PO Box 40111 - 00100
Nairobi 00100

+254 20 284 1000

Key contacts:

Partner: Mahesh Acharya
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: over 60
Network memberships: Lex Africa
Languages: English, Swahili, Hindi

With more than 60 qualified lawyers, including partners and paralegals, K&S is the largest legal practice partnership in East and Central Africa providing a comprehensive range of legal services to domestic and international clients. K&S has an outstanding reputation in the region and is involved in several of the precedent setting deals and cases in the country.

"High quality and error free. They have the best drafting skills in this market, clearly capturing the commercial intentions of the parties in simple understandable language that fits in well with the rest of the documentation."

"The team has a good coverage from partners to associates, and can handle cross-border deals diligently and with quality. They are honest in terms of billing, and very much impressive."

  • Banking 
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High Yield
  • Financial Restructuring
  • M&A
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Project Bonds
  • Project Development
  • Securitisation
  • Trade Finance
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Project finance
  • Competition

Banking & Finance 
Binti Shah 

Kenneth Kamaitha 

Mahesh Acharya 

Samuel Wainaina 

Intellectual Property
Peter Hime 

Nigel Shaw 

Real Estate
Rachel Mbai

  • Oliver Fowler, Peter Gachuhi, Nigel Shaw and Amar Grewal-Thethy advised on the first ever contested takeover of a listed NSE company;
  • Oliver Fowler, Binti Shah and Ruth Kirunga advised the Joint Lead Managers on the Kenyan government sovereign bond listing on the LSE;
  • Mahesh Acharya advised Safaricom Plc on the roll out of airtime credit services in Ethiopia, the first ever to be offered in Ethiopia.

  • Oil and gas
  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Insurance
  • Mining
  • Aviation
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Investment management
  • Natural resources
  • Pharm and life sciences