October 17, 2017
One of the world’s leading legal directories IFLR 1000 (which has its focus on financial and corporate work), has once again ranked Oraro & Company Advocates in its 2018 rankings that were released on 13th October 2017. Commending the firm, the directory said, “They have a fast turnaround time, good individuals and thorough quality of work.” The rankings also saw the recognition of three (3) of the firm’s lawyers George Oraro SC (Senior Partner), Pamela Ager(Partner) and Nelly Gitau (Partner) which is a testament of the firm’s growing strength in transactional work.
Pamella Ager, Head of the Commercial and Real Estate teams was ranked for the second consecutive year as a Highly Regarded lawyer in the areas of Banking, (M&A). IFLR 1000 recognised her expertise saying, “[She has] superb quality, easily reachable with great communication skills and has the ability to get along well with all clients.” Pamella who has been part of various Kenyan ground-breaking commercial transactions for instance; she acted in a floatation exercise by KCB Bank Kenya Limited (Kenya’s biggest bank) responded saying, “The IFLR quote is not just mine or about me, the affirmation is well-earned by everyone in my team who do their best everyday and evidently the efforts are continuing to bear fruit.”
Nelly Gitau was recognised as a Rising star in the Banking (Real Estate) practice area. Nelly who has vast expertise in complex real estate and finance transactions said, “I am excited to be recognised again this year. This is just an indicator of our capabilities in the two sectors and we will keep working towards even greater heights for our clients. We thank IFLR 1000 for the recognition.”
George Oraro SC who was cited as a Highly Regarded lawyer in Project Development and M&A, was more than glad to receive the ranking news. He said, “I am really happy to get this international recognition. It is a win not just for us but for our financial and corporate clients.” Chacha Odera (Managing Partner) congratulated the three lawyers and said, “These rankings are proof of our firm’s hard work and dedication towards the bolstering of our corporate and commercial capacity. I am particularly pleased with our recognition in some of the emerging and key sectors in Kenya like energy and infrastructure.”
IFLR 1000 also highlighted the firm’s recent developments such as the lateral hire of Jacob Ochieng (Partner) who is now part of the corporate and commercial team. Jacob who has been ranked by another legal directory Chambers Global (2017 & 2016) as a lawyer to watch, has experience advising on a variety of commercial agreements, including, shareholders agreements, asset and share acquisitions, employment law, agency arrangements, property law and conveyancing.
To read more about the IFLR 1000 review, Oraro & Company Advocates and the highlights in the report, please visit the IFLR 1000 website here.
Established forty (40) years ago, by George Oraro SC (one of Kenya’s top litigators), Oraro & Company Advocates, is a top-tier, full service Kenyan law firm. The firm’s areas of strength include Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Conveyancing & Securities and Tax. Its partnership includes some of Kenya’s best legal minds and its lawyers are recognised by several leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500. The firm is also well recognised for its contribution to Kenyan jurisprudence (through its formidable dispute resolution team), its work on some of Kenya’s largest deals and its significant contributions to Kenya’s legal profession.