Energy, Infrastructure, Projects & PPP

  • Legal advisor on the government to government collaboration between GOK and China National Petroleum Corporation (a state corporation based in China) in a proposed project to develop up to 350MW of geothermal power
  • Advising the GoK in an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of shares in KenGen (Kenya’s largest electricity generating company). Conducting a due diligence exercise covering legal, environmental and complex land issues as part of the broader transaction, where we advised (as part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of among others, finance auditors) the GOK and KenGen in the sale of thirty per cent (30%) of its stock in KenGen through an IPO at the NSE
  • Advising an international energy company on project structures, project documents as well as legal compliance issues in regards to a proposed 40 MW solar power project
  • Advised a social impact business on the provision of water to county governments through PPP structures
  • Part of a team that advised a county government in Kenya regarding possible project structures for the provision of ferry services
  • Part of the review team that reviewed legislation affecting the energy sector on instructions by the GoK
  • Advised an IPP in Kenya in relation to the establishment of a 360 MW dual diesel and solar generating plant
  • Currently advising on a 2000 km Kenyan PPP road project
  • Successfully acted for one of the bidders with respect to Lot 6, of the 10, 000 km Kenyan annuity road project, before the PPP Petition Committee (the second matter before the newly formed tribunal)
  • Assisted a team advising the developer of a 250 MW onshore wind farm in Kenya which was in part financed by the forward sale of CDM Mechanism credits
  • Advised an IPP in respect of a USD 146 million PPA (involving a syndicated loan with international financiers)
  • Advising a private limited liability company engaged in the business of advanced medical care that was undertaking the construction of a hospital on land in Kiambu. For the purposes of financing the construction project, the Company entered into an arrangement with a development bank to grant it facilities amounting to USD 30.5 million. Our tasks involved a review of the following security documentation: the Facility Agreement, the Sponsor Support Agreement, the Recourse Agreement, the Memorandum of Deposit of Shares, the Irrevocable Stand by Letter of Credit, the Consent Letter, the Charge and various Project Documents
  • Worked with an American firm to review and recommend an appropriate legal and institutional framework in the energy sector and thereafter overseeing the legal aspects of the restructuring of Kenya Power Company and Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited in particular, the assets and liabilities transfer in respect of power generation and transmission/distribution


A “right” to light: a look at the key provisions in Kenya’s proposed Energy Bill, 2015

On the way: A look at Kenya’s new Road Annuity Programme

A matter of “competing” principles: Confidentiality and disclosure in PPP procurement

“More power” to investors: Kenya’s promising renewable energy market

“May as well”: Additional renewable sector updates for May 2016

On matters energy: A review of some key developments in Kenya’s Energy Sector (Q2-2016)

Got power?: Salient aspects of Kenya’s new Energy Bill, 2015

“Bidding” system changes ahead – the new Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2015

Building a strong “national” foundation: Local content in Kenya’s construction industry

Full of activity: A review of developments in Kenya’s Energy Sector (Q1-2016)

Key Contacts

George Oraro SC

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Chacha Odera

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Walter Amoko

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Geoffrey Muchiri

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Cindy Oraro

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