Two leading Kenyan law firms merge

June 26, 2014 Two leading Kenyan law firms have concluded a deal to merge and create a regional powerhouse, so long as they gain the necessary regulatory approvals.

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates and Oraro & Company Advocates both offer legal business advisory and commercial dispute resolution practices. The merged firm will have 16 partners and 34 associates, and will operate under the name HHM Oraro.

George Oraro, senior partner at Oraro & Company, said the merger will position them to service multinationals and domestic firms looking to expand into the East Africa region with Nairobi as their base.“Our clients now require highly specialised legal service that meet global standards and offered across multiple countries on the continent,” Oraro said.

"This merger opens a new chapter in our rich history that will significantly transform the legal landscape in the region," said Adil Khawaja, managing partner at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.

“The consolidation of these two practices will create an institution with the expertise, scale and resources to meet the growing and sophisticated needs of our clients.”

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