Partner

Nairobi

+254 20 2841000

Highly regarded

English
Kiswahili


Bar admissions:

Kenya

Jurisdictions:

Kenya

Practice areas:

Capital markets
Energy and infrastructure
M&A
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Energy
Oil and gas
Social infrastructure
Technology and telecommunications
Transport


Sam has over 40 years of corporate commercial experience. Sam is the preeminent project lawyer in Kenya and has advised the majority of Kenya’s landmark infrastructure work especially within the energy sector. 

  • Advised on the 100MW Kipeto wind power project in Kenya valued at USD 233,000,000.
  • Advised on the conversion of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company Defined Benefits Scheme to the Defined Contribution involving the closure of the Defined Benefit Scheme to new entrants and establishment of a new Defined Contribution Scheme.
  • Advising Alten Energias Renovables on its USD 45,000,000 development of a photovoltaic cell solar power plant in in Kenya with an installed capacity of 40MW. The project is one of the largest solar power projects in Kenya and East Africa.
  • He provides legal advisory services to pension schemes of a number of insurance companies (including Britam, UAP and Madison), banks (including Barclays, Co-operative, Kenya Commercial and Post Office Savings Bank) and other institutions and companies (including University of Nairobi Pension Scheme, Kenya Pipeline, Kenya Petroleum Refineries, Kenya Airways, Kenya Ports Authority, Unilever Kenya, Oil Libya, Kakuzi, Eastern Produce) and several others.

  • M&A
  • PPP/PFI
  • Project development
  • Project finance

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas

  • High Court of Kenya, 1978

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Certified Public Secretary, Kenya
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
  • The Institute of Trademark Attorneys

  • Kenya School of Law - Bar Qualifying Examinations, 1978
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Laws Honours