Oraro & Company Advocates Shines Again in the 2020 IFLR 1000 Rankings

Posted on September 30th, 2019

Oraro & Company Advocates has, once again, been recognised among the regional leading law firms in the Financial and Corporate Transactional Practice in the 2020 IFLR 1000 rankings. The firm was praised for having, “…...a knowledgeable and diverse team of lawyers who are experienced and competent in diverse fields. The firm is able to call upon this expertise at any one time….”

The research was conducted by IFLR 1000, a leading legal directory that is fully dedicated to ranking law firms and lawyers based on Financial & Corporate transactional work.

IFLR 1000 ranked the firm Tier 2 in Project Development: Infrastructure and Project Development: Mining practice area. Oraro & Company Advocates further received a Tier 3 rating in Project Development: Power and a Tier 4 ranking in Financial and Corporate. The firm was commended for its good research skills, sound legal advice and professionalism. Clients commended the firm's practice noting that “The firm provides quality work and sound legal advice. They are professional and provide commendable services.”

Three of our Partners solidified their positions from the previous rankings by being recognised as Leaders in their respective fields. George Oraro SC, Senior Partner, was ranked a ‘Highly Regarded’ lawyer in Project Development, M&A whereas Pamella Ager, Partner, was ranked ‘Highly Regarded’ in Banking, M&A. Moreover, Nelly Gitau, Partner, was also ranked ‘Highly Regarded’ in Banking (Real Estate). IFLR1000 also noted Noella Lubano’s expertise with clients speaking highly of her saying that “Noella is a very competent and knowledgeable lawyer, who is very deep at research and analysis. Her client handling skills are very good, and she is very skilled at arbitration and insolvency matters in the region.” Another client also lauded Noella saying that she is "very knowledgeable and provides good and sound legal advice. She is also very responsive, accessible and reliable. Her work is commendable." Noella is a Partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team advising clients in a wide range of areas such as energy, financial services, manufacturing & industries, public sector and private clients.

Chacha Odera, Managing Partner was pleased to receive the good news and said “This is a good indicator of the continuous growth in our Corporate and Commercial practice and also solidifies our stand and belief as a firm which is to offer exceptional service to our clients while upholding the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards. We are grateful and have taken note of the feedback provided  by our clients who have continously believed and supported our firm. We take the feedback seriously and find it usefull as a tool to serve our clients better

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Profile

Established 42 years ago by George Oraro SC (one of Kenya’s top litigators), Oraro & Company Advocates is a top-tier, full-service Kenyan law firm providing specialist legal services both locally and regionally in Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Conveyancing & Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Infrastructure, Projects & PPP, Restructuring & Insolvency and Tax. The firm has been consistently ranked by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 and its partnership includes well-recognised advocates who are regarded for their expertise in their respective areas as well as their significant contribution to Kenyan jurisprudence.

 

Kosgei Kipkirui

Head of Business Development

T: +254 709 250 000/735

E: gkosgei@oraro.co.ke

The Nairobi Legal Awards 2019

Posted on July 16th, 2019

Oraro & Company Advocates was recognised as the 1st runners up in the large law firm of the year category during the Nairobi Legal Awards which were hosted by the Law Society of Kenya, Nairobi branch on 31st May 2019. The Awards are an initiative of the Law Society of Kenya, Nairobi Branch which seeks to recognize excellence in legal practice and are meant to promote benchmarking of best practice standards in the Kenyan legal profession. The award seeks to recognise:

  • Exceptional client care practice
  • Quality legal services
  • Human resource policies
  • Consistency in the firm’s pupillage program
  • Effective data management

With over 42 years, the firm strives to offer clients innovative legal advice drawing from local knowledge and global perspectives.

Kosgei Kipkirui

Head of Business Development

T: +254 709 250 000/735

E: gkosgei@oraro.co.ke

Oraro & Company Advocates “Top Ranked” in the 2019 Edition of Chambers Global

Posted on February 19th, 2019

February 19, 2019

Oraro & Company Advocates is delighted to be recognised as a top Kenyan law firm in the recently released 2019 Chambers Global rankings. The rankings are conducted annually by Chambers and Partners, a leading legal directory that identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers worldwide. The firm continues to be at the forefront of Dispute Resolution in Kenya having been ranked in Band 1. The firm was also recognised as a Band 2 firm in Employment and for the very first time, the directory recognised the firm’s Banking & Finance practice, ranking it in Band 4. The 2019 edition of the rankings saw six of our Partners recognised, namely;

Referring to the firm as a Dispute Resolution powerhouse, the directory ranked four of our litigation lawyers led by our Senior Partner, George Oraro SC who was ranked as a Band 1 litigator and also as a Band 1 Arbitrator. Further to lauding him as a “brilliant legal mind”, a client interviewed by the directory identified him as one of the most well-rounded lawyers with exceptional client care adding that “…in terms of client care, I've never seen someone so willing to go the extra mile.” Also ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Dispute Resolution was our Managing Partner, Chacha Odera who is highly regarded as a leading commercial Dispute Resolution lawyer with a strong track record in Banking and Insolvency-related disputes. Chacha was also ranked Band 2 in Employment where he was recognised for his contribution and activity in the Employment courts “when things get very serious.”

Walter Amoko retained his Band 1 position as a pre-eminent Employment litigator with expertise in class action defence and union disputes. Chambers Global remarked that “He's top tier for the high calibre of disputes that he handles and his preparation.” Walter is also highly commended for his disputes practice with the directory ranking him in Band 2 saying “He's excellent on his feet in court. He's a very fine lawyer, even in his paperwork” and “extremely bright.

Following last year’s recognition as “...one to watch”, Georgina Ogalo-Omondi was ranked Band 3 in Employment. To this, the directory described her as “energetic and articulate,” adding that she is “very well versed in employment matters.”

Noella Lubano was ranked as an Up and Coming in the Dispute Resolution practice area. She was praised as “a good strategist” with “extensive knowledge of ICC arbitration and an investigative approach.” Noella was commended for her excellent reputation in handling commercial disputes as well as banking and insolvency cases. The directory remarked that “She's an expert in arbitration and a force to be reckoned with in cross-examinations.

Jacob Ochieng, a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial practice area was also cited as an Up and Coming in the field and recognised for his experience in M&A, Joint Ventures and Microfinance with the directory noting that he is a brilliant fellow with big capital markets expertise.”

Commenting on the rankings, the firm’s  Managing Partner, Chacha Odera, was delighted with the  report saying, “I am proud and pleased with the 2019 Chambers Global rankings which have seen my colleagues and various areas of expertise of the firm getting recognition. Moreover, I am thankful to our clients who have continued to walk with us and support us within their various capacities.

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Profile

Oraro & Company Advocates is a market-leading African law firm with a history spanning 42 years. The firm has a strong focus on dispute resolution and corporate and commercial law, with a highly respected dispute resolution practice in Kenya and a strong bench of litigators. The practice group has in-depth experience in advising clients on international arbitration, employment and labour disputes, insolvency and restructuring, and tax disputes. The firm also has a robust team of corporate and commercial lawyers who have proven expertise in corporate, banking and finance transactions. This encompasses capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking and securities, private equity, regulatory compliance, competition law, commercial contracts, restructurings and all aspects of intellectual property. In addition, the practice group undertakes all aspects of commercial, private conveyancing, leases and licenses.

Oraro & Company Advocates prides itself in its deeply rooted client relationships by steadily providing quality legal services through its partner-led approach and continues to distinguish itself as an African law firm offering legal services drawing from local knowledge and global perspectives.

Kipkirui Kosgei

Head of Business Development

T: +254 709 250 000/709 250 735

E: gkosgei@oraro.co.ke

Legal & Kenyan

Posted on June 28th, 2018

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Expertise

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

Practice Areas

Sectors

Construction

In the construction sector, we see the bigger picture ...

Education

Our lawyers understand the pressures faced by educational and training organisations

Energy

We are at the forefront of providing our clients with legal advice in a complex regulatory environment

Financial Services

We deliver legal advice that is technically sound, practical and commercially effective.

Manufacturing & Industries

We deeply understand our clients' businesses in this vast and vital sector of the Kenyan economy.

Public Sector

We deliver meaningful legal advice, through our deep understanding of how the public sector works.

Careers

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

We are driven to offer outstanding career opportunities for legal and non legal staff to develop their true potential.  

Here at Oraro & Company Advocates, we are passionate about our people and foster a collaborative culture that enables rewarding and challenging careers.

Our story began in 1977 with 1 table, 1 chair, 1 secretary and big dreams by our Senior Partner George Oraro SC.  Through the years, the hard work of talented men and women has built a firm foundation making us internationally recognised as a top-tier African firm. The old adage - "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together" is truly the culmination of how we work. Why not be part of us?

Stella Kyeba

Human Resources & Office Manager

T: +254 709 250 000/709 250 726

E: legal@oraro.co.ke

Our People

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

Partners

George Oraro SC
Chacha Odera
Pamella Ager
John Mbaluto, FCIArb
Noella Lubano
Jacob Ochieng
Cindy Oraro
Lilian Renee Omondi
Daniel Okoth
James Kituku

Senior Associates

Milly Mbedi
Sandra Kavagi
Sheila Nyakundi
Anne Kadima
Claire Mwangi
Daniel Kiragu

Associates

Erastus Rabut
Eva Mukami
Meshack Kwaka
Wanjala Opwora
Rosemary Chepkorir
Radhika Arora
Nancy Kisangau
Anna Kandu
Hellen Mutua
Nzioka Wang’ombe

Lawyer

Paul Kamara

About Us

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

Who we are

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, 4 senior associates, 10 associates, 1 lawyer and 36 support staff, the Firm has been consistently ranked by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 as a top-tier firm in Kenya.

We provide specialist legal services both locally and regionally in Arbitration, Asset Tracing & Recoveries, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Conveyancing & Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, FinTech, Infrastructure, Projects & PPP, Private Client, Restructuring & Insolvency and Tax. Over the years, we have represented both local and foreign clients, governments, regulators, and not-for-profit organisations from target industry sectors including retail, construction, education, energy, financial services, manufacturing & industries and the public sector.

We provide both local and cross-jurisdictional legal services, either directly or through the extensive relationships that we have established with leading firms across the globe. Oraro & Company Advocates is a full Affiliate 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.

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.

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About Us

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, 4 senior associates, 10 associates, 1 lawyer and 36 support staff, the Firm has been consistently ranked by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 as a top-tier firm in Kenya.

Oraro & Company Advocates is an affiliate member of AB & David Africa.

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Oraro & Company Advocates
ACK Garden Annex, 6th Floor, 1st Ngong Avenue
P. O. Box 51236 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
T: +254 709 250 000
E: legal@oraro.co.ke | W: www.oraro.co.ke

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