Quinter Okuta

Associate

 

T: +254 709 250 000/709 250 721

E: quinter@oraro.co.ke

 

Quinter is an Associate in the Litigation Department and specialises in Dispute Resolution and Employment & Labour. She has been part of teams that have represented local and international clients from various sectors such as manufacturing & industrials, healthcare, retail and banking on unfair termination claims, trade union disputes, redundancies, contract disputes, judicial reviews, constitutional disputes and fraud & asset tracing.

Quinter was part of the team that represented the Kenya Association of Manufacturers in a claim in which it was contended that local manufacturers were not extensively consulted on the decision to effect the ban on plastic bags contrary to the Statutory Instruments Act.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a post-graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.

“Quinter specialises in dispute resolution.”

Experience
  • Part of the team that represented the Kenya Association of Manufacturers in a claim in which it was contended that local manufacturers were not extensively consulted on the decision to effect the ban on plastic bags contrary to the Statutory Instruments Act which states that any regulation-making authorities should undertake appropriate consultation and impact assessment before issuing a policy directive, especially if the directive is likely to have direct or substantial effect on business.
  • Part of the team that represented Dufry International AG in a dispute revolving around the award of the contract to operate duty-free shops at Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Part of the team representing the receiver of a Kenyan bank under receivership against 3 companies. The claim seeks the tracing and recovery of approximately USD 300,000 from third parties which had fraudulent unlawful advances that caused the bank to go down and be placed under receivership.
  • Part of the team acting for a Kenyan bank under receivership in a claim seeking the recovery of USD 40 million. The team successfully obtained a mareva injunction/freezing order, which is currently in force to preserve the subject matter of the suit. We also successfully defended the client against a claim by the shareholders.
  • Part of the team acting on behalf of a Kenyan healthcare institution in an appeal challenging the decision of the Supreme Court that held that the client’s proposed redundancy exercise and in particular the notices contravened the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the union and the client and Section 40 of the Employment Act.
  • Part of the team acting for a Kenyan commercial bank on various claims of unfair termination.