Muri Mwaniki Thige & Kageni LLP

by Wakili Liam

Muri Mwaniki Thige & Kageni (MMTK) LLP Advocates is one of the most outstanding medium-size commercial, conveyancing and dispute resolution boutique law firms in Kenya today. The firm has not only come of age, it has also built a strong reputation in legal practice over the last 21 years as a law firm whose lawyers have practical experience and deep knowledge of the law in corporate and commercial, banking and securities and litigation and arbitration areas that clients can trust and count on for the best results and legal outcomes.

MMTK Law commits to offer professional legal services with a personal touch and to work innovatively and collaboratively with every client in crafting personalized legal solutions which are creative and flexible to anticipate the marketplace. The firm is known for its consistency and effectiveness in upholding the best practices in the legal industry and providing quality legal services with a focus on corporate and commercial law, conveyancing (banking and real estate), commercial and civil litigation and arbitration.

MMTK Law has a wide client base with many of its clients having grown with, trusted and relied on the firm since its formation in 2000. They include local, foreign, private and public companies, major commercial banks and leading financial institutions, insurance companies, government parastatals, investment vehicles like chamas and saccos, industries and private individuals. The firm offers clients lasting relationships, unparalleled quality of legal services, affordable legal fees, reliability in turnaround and speedy delivery and practical legal solutions and value.

MMTK main offices are in Nairobi CBD at Rehani House (HFCK) on the junction of Kenyatta Avenue and Koinange Street but the firm has an elaborate network of select correspondent law firms in Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Eldoret and the country and East Africa. The firm also has a very competitive fee structure guided by the Advocates (Remuneration) Order and the needs of each particular client for affordability. It also maintains a Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover of Ksh. 100,000,000.00 per claim to cushion clients against any loss.

MMTK Law Excellence in Legal Practice

MMTK Law Corporate and Commercial Practice entails a dedicated team of specialist lawyers who are experts in various aspects of commerce and enterprise. They offer corporate legal advice, services and solutions to businesses including help in set up and registrations, employment contracts, legal reviews and audits, business and transactional due diligence; setting up of trusts, asset acquisitions and disposals, structuring shareholders’ agreements, reorganizations and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and intellectual property services.

MMTK Law Banking and Conveyancing Practice is a recognised and trusted advisor to local and international financial institutions in major transactions including securing general corporate loans and overdrafts, guarantees, working capital financing, asset financing, hire purchase and mortgages, facility agreements, security documentation, regulatory and compliance. It is also involved in all aspects of construction, property development and real estate deals and transactions. The firm also assists in the division, distribution and registration of family and inherited property.

MMTK Law is also recognized for its Litigation and Arbitration Practice and represents corporate clients including banks, statutory corporations, insurance companies and private companies and individual clients in all courts, tribunals and arbitrations. The firm undertakes commercial litigation, civil litigation including land disputes and labour law disputes, family law disputes, succession and inheritance matters, professional negligence and insurance claims and public law litigation including judicial review, public procurement, tax appeals, arbitration and mediation.

MMTK Law Team of Legal Experts and Specialists

The firm has a team of 4 partners, namely, Njunguna Muri, Martin G. Mwaniki, Eric Thige and Kageni Kimathi. In addition, it has 9 qualified associates and lawyers who are specialists and experts in the firm’s three practice areas. These include Dellah Mwanzile and Eric Mose (associates in the Litigation and Arbitration) Catherine Nyambura, (Conveyancing Associate) and Valerie Cherono Letich (Corporate, Commercial and Conveyancing Associate). MMTK lawyers include Olive Muchoki, Joy Imali, Charity Wamuyu, Karambu Mugambi and Salome Waithera.

Njuguna Muri is an advocate of more than 24 years standing and the Senior Partner at MMTK who handles banking securities, finance, real estate transactions and corporate commercial work. He has wide experience acting for banks, financial institutions and companies in a wide range of lending and financing transactions, debt restructuring, inter-lending, take-overs and advising and acting for receivers-managers. He is also engaged in legal securities audits, estate planning and asset management, protection of intellectual rights and all types of business formations.

Martin G. Mwaniki is also an Advocate of over 24 years and a Senior Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice. He is involved in representing clients at various levels of the Kenyan court system and tribunals, principally in civil, commercial and public law litigation as well as in arbitration and mediation. He also advises individuals and entities in setting up and aligning their transactions, products and processes with industry specific laws in various areas including banking and finance, securities, employment and human resource management, pensions and construction.

Eric Thige is the Managing Partner of MMTK and a Partner in the Dispute Resolution where he is actively involved in commercial litigation and arbitration matters being a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has represented local and international clients in consumer protection, tax, banking, insurance, employment, environment, medical negligence, land and public procurement law at the Court of Appeal, the High Court, Environment & Land Court, Employment & Labour Court, Lower Courts and Tribunals and Domestic and International Arbitral Tribunals.

Kageni Kimathi is a partner in Corporate & Commercial Practice where she works with business of all sizes and levels from fast growing and high net worth business to small startups in providing practical solutions to their day to day business challenges and legal issues. She is recognized as a resourceful and innovative lawyer whose areas of specialization include Intellectual Property (IP) such as Trademarks and Patents, Employment Law Advisory, Retirement Benefits and Pensions, Business Transactions and Contracts and Company Secretarial being a Certified Secretary (CS).

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