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”
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.
Compliments to our Managing Partner, Chacha Odera, for being recognised as the overall lawyer of the year at the Nairobi Legal Awards, hosted by the Law Society of Kenya, Nairobi branch on 31st May 2019 . The award recognised, among others:
Chacha has over the years built a remarkable career acting and advising local and international clients in alternative dispute resolution particularly in arbitration matters, banking, employment law, insolvency, asset tracing, industrial disputes, pensions, land, construction and real estate disputes.
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:
With over 42 years, the firm strives to offer clients innovative legal advice drawing from local knowledge and global perspectives.
The firm’s annual CSR event “leave your mark, do something for someone campaign” took the Oraro & Company Advocates family to the Bishop Luigi Locati Children’s home in Zimmerman.
The children’s home caters for orphaned and abandoned children from the streets and police cells/stations.
The OCO family was delighted to have provided a 10,000 litre tank, custom made double decker beds, beddings and food supplies.
The firm continues to go beyond the courtroom to inspire the next generation of future lawyers to become.
Milly was part of a team that advised Equity Group Holdings Limited (formerly Equity Bank Limited) on a 79% stake of the of ProCredit Bank, a financial institution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, from Belgische Investeringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden, Stichting DOEN and ProCredit Holding AG. The acquisition required undertaking a comprehensive due diligence, drafting and reviewing of the share purchase agreement and undertaking the competition filings at the Competition Authority of Kenya.
Milly has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Moi University and a post-graduate diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.
Sandra has advised an academic institution in formulating Collective Bargaining Agreements. She also successfully defended a company in an employment claim filed by casuals who wanted to be accorded similar employment terms as permanent staff.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Moi University and a post-graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
Our Corporate & Commercial practice provides comprehensive legal advice by combining competition law, employment, financial, regulatory and taxation expertise. Our recent significant involvement includes advising complex mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial contracts for which we are well regarded.
We regularly advise on IPOs, rights issues, medium-term notes, private placement bonds and the set up of new products in the NSE and the Capital Markets. In particular, we have advised:
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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