Senior and Managing Partner

Nairobi

+254 (0) 20 4297000

Highly regarded

English


Bar admissions:

England & Wales
Kenya

Jurisdictions:

Kenya

Practice areas:

Banking
Capital markets
Energy and infrastructure
M&A
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Energy
Mining
Oil and gas
Technology and telecommunications


Hamish is the Senior and Managing Partner of the Firm and the Head of the Corporate & Commercial Department. Born and raised in Kenya, he qualified as an English Solicitor and Kenyan Advocate and he is also a practicing Certified Public Secretary. Hamish’s legal practice in Kenya spans over 44 years and the invaluable experience he has gained over the years provides clients with a breadth of information and thorough advice, not only on the legal, but also commercial aspects of any transaction.

  • Advising and acting for De La Rue Plc in respect of a multi-million-pound Joint Venture with the Government of Kenya.
  • Advising on IPOs/Privatizations of various companies, including Kenya Airways, Safaricom, Serena Hotels, Firestone East Africa, Eveready Batteries, Athi River Mining, Britam Holdings and Scangroup.
  • Acting as the lead Partner responsible for advising on the acquisitions by: Old Mutual of UAP Holdings and Faulu Microfinance Bank; AON Group Plc of AON Kenya Insurance Brokers and Britam Insurance of Real Insurance Kenya.
  • Acting as the lead Partner for the sale of the Sadolin East Africa Group of Companies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Burundi to Kansai Plascon.
  • Acting as the Kenyan legal advisor to Vodafone Group Plc in relation to the sale by Vodafone International Holdings BV of an 87.5% shareholding in Vodafone Kenya Ltd, the owner of 40% of Safaricom.

  • Banking
  • Competition
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project finance
  • Tax 
  • FDI

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Social infrastructure
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Hotel and Leisure

  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya- 1975
  • English solicitor - 1973

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (Kenya)

  • Kenya School of Law 
  • College of Law – London
  • Bedford School – England