7th June 2021
Leading law firm, Oraro & Company Advocates has announced new partner promotions and changes in its management.
Pamella Ager, a top ranked lawyer and head of the firm’s Banking & Finance, Conveyancing and Real Estate practice areas is the new Managing Partner with top litigator, Chacha Odera, who has been at the helm for the past 12 years being promoted to a Senior Partner role. Pamella will be assisted in overseeing the day to day operations of the firm, among other management roles by Partner, John Mbaluto FCIArb, who will now hold a role of the Deputy Managing Partner. Prior to his new role, John had steered the firm’s IT and Publications functions.
George Oraro SC remains as a Senior Partner at the firm focusing more on client assignments and his dispute resolution practice.
Jacob Ochieng, one of the leading corporate/M&A lawyers in Kenya, has been admitted to the firm’s equity partnership. Together with Noella Lubano, they will play defined roles in the firm’s operational committees supporting practice growth and ensuring continued quality of work and service to clients.
The firm is equally delighted to announce organic growth with the admission of Senior Associate, Daniel Okoth to its partnership. Daniel joined the firm in 2013 as a trainee and has over the years worked his way up the ranks to take up increasingly senior roles.
The promotions and changes take effect 1 June 2021.
In response to the appointments, Mr. Oraro SC remarked;
“Congratulations to Chacha, Pamella, John, Noella, Jacob and Daniel on taking up new roles. This is a testament that there are opportunities for vertical mobility and growth within the firm” and added that “I am confident that this competent team will do a fantastic job and take our firm to even greater heights.”
Chacha Odera commented as follows;
“We owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Oraro SC. We have drawn a lot from his immense knowledge. I can honestly say that we have learnt much more from him than from any school, and that gave Noella and I the strength to push the firm further. We were privileged to oversee the firm at the time it was going through a lot of transformations. We are grateful for the support that we have received from our partners, staff, and our valued clients and peers. Change is constant and we are excited and look forward to working with the new management.”
Pamella Ager and John Mbaluto, FCIArb welcomed their appointment saying;
“We are grateful to the leadership of the firm for bestowing us with these roles. It is our priviledge and honour to serve the firm in our new capacities. We shall continue the great work done by Chacha and Noella that has seen us become a tier 1 firm in Kenya.”