Chacha Odera

Managing Partner

 

T: +254 20 271 3 636/271 1 480

E: chacha@oraro.co.ke

 

 

       

Chacha is the Managing Partner at Oraro & Company Advocates and practices in the dispute resolution practice group. He specialises in arbitration, mediation, and litigation. With over 30 years of experience,  Chacha has represented local and international clients in banking & commercial litigation, constitutional law, electoral law, employment & labour disputes, and property law.

Chacha has been ranked by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for his expertise in employment and labour disputes.  In 2018, The Global Guide lauded Chacha saying that “[he is] very strong, particularly in employment cases.

Chacha has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. In addition to being an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Chacha is a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public.

Aside from his legal practice, Chacha is an adjunct lecturer at the Strathmore Law School; he has chaired two ad-hoc committees of the LSK namely, the committee for In-house Counsel and the Code of Conduct for lawyers. He has also served in various capacities in the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal and the Council of Legal of Education.

Chacha is a passionate philanthropist and is currently an Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Milimani as well as a Paul Harris Fellow. He serves as a trustee of the Matibabu Foundation and Masada Trust.

Experience

"[he is] very strong, particularly in employment cases."

Chambers Global, 2018.

  • Advising the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation in the negotiations and recovery of depositor’s money from a debtor with an estimated value of USD 20 million. (Ongoing)
  • Acted for various commercial banks including Barclays Bank of Kenya, Central Bank of Kenya, Diamond Trust Bank, Housing Finance Company of Kenya, National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Providing legal advice to an international non-governmental organisation on the alleged unfair termination of contracts of employees on fixed-term contracts that were coming to an end. ( Ongoing)
  • Representing a leading commercial bank against three separate class action claims in the Employment and Labour and Relations Court for the recalculation of terminal benefits arising from voluntary early retirement worth USD 8 million. ( Ongoing)
  • Representing an International Research Institute in a suit by three self-help groups claiming adverse possession over their land worth USD 44 million. ( Ongoing)
  • Advising the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation in the negotiations and recovery of depositor’s money from a debtor with an estimated value of USD 20 million. (Ongoing)
  • Acted for various commercial banks including Barclays Bank of Kenya, Central Bank of Kenya, Diamond Trust Bank, Housing Finance Company of Kenya, National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Providing legal advice to an international non-governmental organisation on the alleged unfair termination of contracts of employees on fixed-term contracts that were coming to an end. (Ongoing)
  • Representing a leading commercial bank against three separate class action claims in the Employment and Labour and Relations Court for the recalculation of terminal benefits arising from voluntary early retirement worth USD 8 million. (Ongoing)
  • Representing an International Research Institute in a suit by three self-help groups claiming adverse possession over their land worth USD 44 million. (Ongoing)