Hamilton Harrison and Mathews Advocates law firms has entered into an agreement to merge with Oraro and Company Advocates, an influential player in commercial dispute resolution and litigation in the country.
The merged firm to be known as HHM Oraro, brings together, George Oraro S.C. (pictured) and Ken Fraser S.C., two of Kenya’s sharpest legal minds, deal makers, litigators and senior counsel under one roof, and creates a regional legal powerhouse offering the services of 16 partners and 34 associates.
Both firms have over the last three decades handled the highest capital raising and merger and acquisition deals in Kenya.
“This merger opens a new chapter in our rich history that will significantly transform the legal landscape in the region,” said Mr Adil Khawaja, Managing Partner at Hamilton Harrison and Mathews Advocates.
“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.”
“As Nairobi has come of age as the regional business hub for both local and foreign firms wishing to expand across Africa,” said Mr George Oraro, Senior Partner at Oraro and Company Advocates.
“Our clients now require highly specialised legal service that meet global standards and offered across multiple countries on the continent. By joining hands with HHM, we are able to not only bulk up and avail more resources for specialisation, but also create a firm with a stronger heritage.”
Both HHM and Oraro and Co are celebrated in the Kenyan business circles for having handled some of the landmark corporate and commercial transactions and litigation in the market including merger and acquisitions, IPOs, privatisations, corporate restructurings and financing projects.