Senior Partner


+254 020 3258 000

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets : Debt
Capital markets : Equity
Project development

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Government and public policy
Social infrastructure

Richard Omwela has been a qualified advocate for 40 years and is one of the most prominent and senior corporate and commercial law lawyers in Kenya. He has advised on a number of local, multi-national and cross-border transactions including financings, acquisitions and privatisations, Public Private Partnerships Projects as well as capital markets transactions.

  • Advised Talanton with respect to a facility of USD1,071,000 offered to Educor Kenya limited.
  • Acted as local counsel to Mobisol in obtaining competition law approvals in respect of its takeover by French energy company ENGIE

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Transport

Council of Legal Education of Kenya. Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya - 1980

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Institute of Certified Secretaries

  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Council of Legal Education of Kenya (1979 – 1980)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Nairobi, (1976 – 1979)