20th April, 2020
In the midst of these challenging times, we are delighted to announce that Oraro & Company Advocates has achieved a top ranking in the just released 2020 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA rankings. We have been ranked a Top Tier Firm in the Dispute Resolution and Employment practice areas. In addition, our Banking, finance and capital markets practice area has been highly recommended by the directory.
Legal 500 EMEA affirmed our continued ‘exceptional record in big-ticket disputes’ and noted that our firm remains a notable name in insolvency and tax disputes, in addition to handling major arbitration matters. The directory quoted clients’ testimonials praising our Dispute Resolution practice for providing ‘personalised service, [being] flexible on fees and top-notch lawyers’ with another source adding that the team is ‘solution oriented, [making] commercial sense, [has] a wealth of knowledge, ability to understand issues and draft pleadings within pressing timelines.’
Senior Partner George Oraro SC and Managing Partner, Chacha Odera were ranked as ‘Leading Individuals’ confirming their outstanding reputation over the years. George was highly praised with sources saying ‘George Oraro is available throughout, he is willing to meet and offer advice and solutions. Even when he is not able to take up a matter, he is still willing to see how best he can assist.‘ Additionally, Noella Lubano, Partner, was recognised as Next Generation Partner, with sources saying she is ‘responsive, conducts very good and well thought out research, and is approachable and witty.’
Our Employment practice area also received a Tier 1 rating with the directory noting our strength in handling both contentious and non-contentious employment matters and our experience in handling redundancies, retrenchments, employee benefits and collective bargaining arrangements. Recognised as a leader in employment litigation, Chacha Odera was ranked in the elite group of ‘Leading Individuals’. Georgina Ogalo-Omondi was recognised as an ‘employment specialist’ and ranked Next Generation Partner.
In the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets practice area, Oraro & Company Advocates was also highly ranked,with Legal 500 noting that the firm is a ‘popular choice’ for a number of leading domestic banks and large real estate developers. The practice was recognised for being ‘…partner led, commercial and lean…’ with Pamela Ager who leads the team being noted as a ‘Key Partner’.
Upon receiving the news, Chacha Odera, Managing Partner stated “Despite the difficult time we find ourselves in, this is indeed good news to receive. I am proud of everyone in the firm for their unrelenting effort, support and hard work which lead to such great recognitions. We acknowledge and thank our clients for continuing to choose our firm as their legal and strategic partner.”
The Legal 500 EMEA highlights the practice area teams and experts providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel in over 150 jurisdictions. The rankings are based on feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.
Established 43 years ago by George Oraro SC (one of Kenya’s top litigators), Oraro & Company Advocates is a top-tier, full-service Kenyan law firm providing specialist legal services both locally and regionally with a focus on Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Conveyancing & Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Infrastructure, Projects & PPP, Restructuring & Insolvency and Tax.
Oraro & Company Advocates prides itself in its deeply rooted client relationships by steadily providing quality legal services through its partner-led approach and continues to distinguish itself as an African law firm offering legal services drawing from local knowledge and global perspectives.