18th February 2022
Leading legal directory Chambers Global, in its latest rankings, has yet again recognised Oraro & Company Advocates in four practice areas: Dispute Resolution (Band 1), Employment & Labour (Band 2), Banking & Finance (Band 3) and Real Estate (Band 3).
With a long-standing reputation as a dispute resolution powerhouse, we are honoured to announce that our Founding Partner – George Oraro SC, retained his ranking as a ‘Star Individual’ in Dispute Resolution and as a Band 1 lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Arbitrators. Chambers noted that ‘George is widely recognised as a luminary advocate in Kenya,’ further adding that ‘his background as counsel to clients in landmark disputes and arbitration cases has advanced Kenya’s jurisprudence over his four decades of practice.’
Our Senior Partner Chacha Odera, equally maintained his Band 1 ranking in Dispute Resolution and Employment. Chacha was commended by clients as being “a very good communicator; he is structured and straightforward, crisp and a candid gentleman.” Other clients remarked that “he is full of wisdom, he is courteous, very respectful, hard-working, a team player and a man of high integrity. He also maintains his cool and is highly efficient.”
Managing Partner, Pamella Ager, was also ranked in Banking & Finance and Real Estate, where her rich expertise was noticed as being “deeply appreciated by clients‘. Clients also rightfully commented that “she is one of the best advocates for handling conveyancing,” and “she is diligent and thorough in her work, very efficient, effective and responsive.”
Noella Lubano, a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution team was also ranked in Dispute Resolution. She was lauded as being “reliable, always available to speak on short notice and provides satisfactory advice. Similarly, Noella was complimented for having “an exemplary knowledge of the law and its application, and is thorough and client-oriented.”
Lead Corporate & Commercial Partner Jacob Ochieng was ranked in Corporate/M&A and cited by clients as being “excellent in his delivery and has a detailed approach to handling our issues.” Clients also added that he “is very analytical and strategic and has excellent negotiating skills.”
Upon hearing the news on the rankings, Managing Partner, Pamella Ager remarked that “We are proud that Oraro & Company Advocates centres itself around its continued commitment to high-quality legal services, bustling and highly competent transactional practice as well as its rich legacy in the litigation space. Our pool of skilled lawyers who are well-versed in a diverse range of practice areas is also something we take immense pride in. I heartily congratulate everyone for their recognition and say a big thank you to all our employees for their commitment to the firm’s pillars”
About Oraro & Company Advocates
Oraro & Company Advocates is a full-service, market-leading African law firm established in 1977 with a strong focus on dispute resolution and corporate & commercial law. With a dedicated team of 10 partners, 16 associates and 40 support staff, the firm and its lawyers have been consistently ranked by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 as a top-tier firm in Kenya in areas such as Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Real Estate and Project Development.
Oraro & Company Advocates prides itself in its deeply rooted client relationships by providing quality legal services through its partner-led approach, drawing from local knowledge and global perspectives.
Additionally, Oraro & Company Advocates is a full Affiliate Member of AB & David Africa, a Pan-African business law network committed to ensuring that businesses and projects succeed in Africa by helping clients minimize the risks associated with doing business on the continent. This enables us to offer cross-jurisdictional legal advice in a seamless manner while maintaining the highest professional standards.