Private Equity


Our arbitration practice is recognised for its excellence in this area. The firm has always been at the forefront of both domestic and international arbitration in Kenya, providing recourse from the onset of a dispute through to an enforcement of an award.

We have represented clients in local and international arbitration tribunals including International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in energy, financial services and construction sectors.

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George Oraro SC

Founding Partner

Jacob Ochieng


Cindy Oraro



    Some of our recent experience in this area includes:

  • Advising and assisting Prime Bank Limited, AfricInvest Group and Catalyst Principal Partners in applying for regulatory approvals from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) in relation to the acquisition of up to twenty five percent (25%) of shares in Prime Bank Limited by AfricInvest Azure SPV. AfricInvest Azure SPV is a Special Purpose Vehicle established by AfricInvest Group and Catalyst Investment Partners. Our role was advising and assisting Prime Bank Limited, AfricInvest and Catalyst in applying for regulatory approvals from the CBK, CAK and IRA.
  • Acting for Art-Caffé Coffee & Bakery Limited (the Company) and the shareholders in relation to the sale of the entire share capital of the Company to Emerging Capital Partners. Our role included reviewing and negotiating the Share Purchase Agreement, applying for the regulatory approvals, assisting with fulfilment of the conditions precedent to completion of the deal, and drafting, reviewing and negotiating the completion documents.
  • Advised Ascent Rift Valley Fund Ltd (a Mauritius based private equity fund) that invested in Kisumu Concrete Products Ltd which deals with the manufacture and supply of building materials.
  • Advised a Mauritius based private equity fund in a potential acquisition of a manufacturing company that is valued at USD 6.5 million company.
  • Advised Rentworks (East Africa), on the tax aspects of their share restructuring and group reorganisations in regard to significant capital investment by global private equity investors.
  • Advised a major American private equity fund on their legal options and remedies against former directors and shareholders of a leading East African civil engineering and construction company with a view of recovering an arbitral award of USD 23.2 million from the London Court of International Arbitration.

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