Claire is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution department and specialises in litigation, arbitration and mediation.
With over ten years’ experience, she has advised both local and international clients in arbitration, constitutional and human rights law, judicial review and administrative law, capital markets law, succession, mining, banking and finance, defamation, insolvency and bankruptcy, employment and labour law and land disputes.
Claire has been involved in various notable matters including being part of a team in a landmark constitutional law dispute at the Supreme Court of Kenya that successfully challenged the statutory overlap of the dual investigative and enforcement power of the Capital Markets Authority.
She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Nairobi, where she specialised in International Trade and Investments Law. In addition, Claire is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Moi University and a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is also a Certified Secretary and a member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICS).
Prior to joining Oraro & Company Advocates, Claire was involved in the following matters:
- Part of a team that represented APM Terminals BV at the Public Private Partnerships Petitions Committee at Nairobi in a Petition challenging the compliance of the Kenya Ports of Authority with the Public Private Partnerships Act 2021.
- Part of a team that represented the 2nd Defendant in a claim for breach of a construction contract claiming inter alia, a sum of KShs.66,475,542.21 which was successfully settled by way of mediation.
- Part of team that represented the co-administrator in a contentious succession dispute that resulted in the successful confirmation of Grant.
- Part of a team that represented the Respondent in an employment dispute valued over USD443,000.00 that resulted in a successful Mediation Settlement Agreement.
- Part of a team working in a landmark Constitutional and Human Rights Petition at the Supreme Court of Kenya that successfully challenged the statutory overlap of the dual investigative and enforcement powers of the Capital Markets Authority.
- Part of the team that acted in an arbitration for a leading parastatal in a case for breach of a construction contract in a claim and counterclaim amounting to over KES. 512 million.