Daniel Ouma

 

Position: Senior Associate

Email: daniel@oraro.co.ke

Telephone: 020 – 271 3 636/271 1 480

 

Background

Daniel’s practice focuses on dispute resolution in the following areas: Commercial and Corporate Law, Constitutional and Administrative law, Employment Law, Environmental law, Land law and Succession Law. Daniel has been exposed to extensive and complicated litigation work in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as well as specilaised tribunals.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • East African Law Society
  • Law Society of Kenya

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • LLB(Hons.), Moi University

Employment

  • Oraro & Co. Advocates
  • K’opot & Co. Advocates

Top matters

  • Representing a bank in a dispute regarding advance payment guarantees of hundreds of thousands of dollars, granted in relation to a construction agreement
  • We successfully represented Stanchart in a rare application seeking to have the Court of Appeal re-open, re-examine and set aside its decision. In addition, we sought to have the Court of Appeal declare its earlier decision a nullity and direct that the appeal be heard afresh
  • Currently representing a landlord in arbitration proceedings for a claim in excess of KES 100 million (USD 1 million) arising from the termination of a car park licensing agreement
  • Representing a landlord in ongoing proceedings to a claim for a recovery of outstanding rent in excess of KES 15 million (USD 150,000), together with mesne profits
  • Part of a team that is representing a multinational bank in a representative action challenging the levying of increased bank charges
  • Defending the CBK over claims arising from its regulatory and supervisory duties
  • Representing Telkom Kenya Limited (one of the largest Kenyan telecoms companies) in an employment dispute arising from a redundancy carried out by the client in 2006 where approximately two thousand and six hundred (2,600) employees were retrenched
  • Successfully represented a large private tea management agency in an application seeking to set aside an arbitration award of KES 1.6 billion (USD 16 million)
  • Part of the team that represented a foreign multinational company in an appeal (before the Court of Appeal) arising from a High Court judgment in a claim for over USD 40.3 million (approximately KES 4 billion) in damages for breach of duty as bailee by attornment arising from an international financing agreement
  • Part of the team that successfully represented leading local investment company in various litigation proceedings relating to the multibillion takeover offer/bid of Rea Vipingo Plantations Limited. This was at the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Capital Markets Tribunal
  • Part of the team currently representing an international company in three (3) disputes arising from the award of a tender to operate duty-free shops at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Part of a team that successfully represented a construction company in arbitration proceedings, arising out of a breach of a construction contract. The claim was for VAT on the contract works and the cost of additional works and variations
  • Part of the team that successfully opposed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking for a review of the judgment and decision of the Court of Appeal arising from the contested winding up proceedings in respect of a multibillion (family-owned) company
  • Part of the team that successfully represented Kenya Airways in an appeal (regarding its widely publicised redundancy exercise affecting its employees) at the Court of Appeal
  • Advising and reviewing the draft charter of a private university seeking accreditation in regard to compliance with the then newly enacted Universities Act, 2013
  • Successfully represented Moi University (the second University to be established in Kenya), in a suit challenging the decision by the Council of Legal Education to close its School of Law

Practice Areas