22nd February 2021
The Chambers Global Guide, one of the most prestigious global legal directories, has just released its 2021 rankings in which Oraro & Company Advocates bagged exemplary rankings in four of its key practice areas – Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Banking & Finance, and Real Estate.
Chambers Global noted our Dispute Resolution heritage noting that the firm has a front-running team that is best placed to represent domestic and multinational clients across a spectrum of big-ticket disputes, including complex banking, tax, constitutional cases, procurement, employment and energy-related disputes. It further interviewed clients who enthused that our team “…do not compromise on the quality of legal representation they offer, no matter the importance of value of a matter.”
Our lawyers equally received outstanding rankings with our Senior Partner, George Oraro SC retaining the prestigious ‘Star Individual’ accolade in Dispute Resolution which is accorded to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. George remains the only lawyer ranked in this category in Kenya. He is also ranked a Band 1 lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Arbitrators, receiving a plethora of praise from the Kenyan legal community for being “one of the best lawyers Kenya has” and “without a doubt among the leading individuals in litigation and arbitration.”
The Firm’s Managing Partner, Chacha Odera, was also highly ranked by the directory, receiving Band 1 rankings in both Dispute Resolution and Employment categories. He was commended for being a “fantastic individual” and “an extremely able advocate and a gentleman in all manner of the word.”
Chambers Global has also highly ranked other lawyers from the firm including, Noella Lubano, who was ranked in Dispute Resolution with clients lauding her for “being “extremely professional and approachable,” and others saying “her level of subject matter knowledge, especially corporate law matters, is exceptional.” Georgina Ogalo-Omondi is highly recognised in the Employment category. She is commended for her “excellent grasp of employment matters,” with clients noting that “she seeks to fully understand a situation and what the client hopes to achieve before offering her input.”
Jacob Ochieng is ranked as one of the leading lawyers in Corporate/M&A in Kenya. Chambers noted that he is well regarded in the space by peers, who comment, “[Jacob is] thorough in his thinking and extremely detailed in his output“. Pamella Ager is recognised in Banking & Finance with Chambers Global also noting her expertise in real estate and property law.
Each year, Chambers Global Guide independently identifies and ranks top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the globe. The rankings are based on extensive research and one-on-one client interviews. The Guide assesses the quality and magnitude of cases or transactions handled by each firm, technical ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness and commitment to providing solutions to clients, among other qualities.
Commenting on the rankings, the firm’s Managing Partner, Chacha Odera remarked that “these rankings come at a time when the world is still grappling with a lot of uncertainties. For us, they are a reminder of the value of excellence that we uphold as a Firm and the strong and longstanding client relationships. We are grateful to our clients for continually choosing our firm as their legal support partner.”
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 in Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Conveyancing & Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Infrastructure, Projects & PPP, Restructuring & Insolvency and Tax. The Firm has over the years developed a distinguished reputation which has seen it and its Partnership secure international recognition from Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.