Nairobi, Kenya, February 21st, 2018 – Oraro & Company Advocates has been ranked in Chambers & Partners 2018, a global legal guide based in London. The firm has been recognised in Dispute Resolution (Band 1) and Employment (Band 2) referring to Oraro & Company Advocates has been described as a “top player” in litigation. Further, the guide lauded the firm for having “great litigators” and ranked six advocates. The Senior Partner, George Oraro SC was ranked in Band 1 in Dispute Resolution for being a “very, very good courtroom lawyer” involved in novel cases in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He was also ranked in Band 1 as a Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.
The Managing Partner, Chacha Odera also ranked in Band 1 has been widely recognised as a leading disputes lawyer in banking and finance and employment. To this, the guide said that “[he is] very strong, particularly in employment cases.’’
Top of Band 2 rankings was Walter Amoko, a Partner at the firm, who has been recognised in Dispute Resolution for handling significant cases relating to private-public partnerships (PPPs) and public procurement. Walter has also been ranked in Band 2 in Employment Disputes as the guide reported that, “When he comes to the Employment Court, you know something very serious is happening and you are sure that he will fight your employment disputes all the way.’’
Noella Lubano, a Partner at the firm, was for the first time recognised as “Up and Coming” for her practice in arbitration and her notable role in several important fraud and asset recovery cases. With this the directory affirmed that, “She’s definitely a talent for the future.”
For the second year running, Georgina Ogalo-Omondi a Partner at the firm, has been recognised as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in Employment Disputes. The guide described her as “a bright spark and definitely one to watch.”
The firm’s growing corporate and commercial practice area got recognition in the 2018 global rankings. Jacob Ochieng, a Partner was highlighted as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in the corporate and commercial space, the guide cited Jacob as “really great” and a “top guy” in handling commercial agreements, share purchases and asset transactions.
Upon receiving the news, the Managing Partner Chacha Odera was very pleased saying, “What a way to start the year 2018. I would like to particularly thank the entire team at Oraro & Company Advocates and further congratulate our younger lawyers Noella, Georgina and Jacob who really deserved the recognition for the hard work they have put into their legal practice. Also, not to forget our clients who always believe in us and give us an opportunity to assist in our different capacities. Congratulations to everyone who has received recognition. Let’s keep working together to reach the sky’s limit.’’