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Charles Waweru Gatonye

Senior Partner
Charles Waweru Gatonye

Charles Waweru Gatonye

Senior Partner

With over 40 years of experience, founder of the firm & Senior Partner Mr. Charles Waweru Gatonye is widely regarded as a “high-class and outstanding lawyer” in his field of commercial litigation. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1974 with L.L. B (Honours). He is also an advocate having worked in the office of the Attorney General and rose to become a deputy to the then Director of Public Prosecutions. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the National Advocates’ Disciplinary Committee, East Africa Law Society, international Commission of Jurists as well as the International Chartered In-stitute of Arbitrators. He is also a Certified Public Secretary. He has had the singular honour to be ap-pointed by His Excellency the President of Kenya as an Assisting Counsel to the just concluded Gold-enberg Inquiry investigating the loss of billions of shillings of public funds.

Mr. Gatonye was also appointed by the Central Bank of Kenya as lead counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into the sale and transfer of the Grand Regency, (the Kimunya Commission).

He has a lot of experience in court work and has lit-igated at the highest levels in our country. Some of the big litigations Mr. Gatonye has handled in the past include Central Bank of Kenya Versus Uhuru Highway Development Authority worth KShs 13.5 billion and Block Hotels Holdings Versus Kamlesh Pattni, again worth billions of shillings. He is cur-rently involved in a number of litigious briefs for the Kenya Revenue Authority relating to unpaid taxes for sums of more than USD 45 million.

Professional Membership:

  • Law Society of Ken-ya, East Africa Law Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Munyalo Nthuli

Managing Partner
Munyalo Nthuli

Munyalo Nthuli

Managing Partner

He is also a graduate of the University of Nairobi and the head of General litigation. He is a Partner and has over 15 years post qualification experience in corporate/commercial litigation. He is very good with general commercial litigation and a number of insurance companies that we work for are included in his office portfolio. Munyalo is a capable litigation counsel and arbitrator and has also adroitly dealt with insurance claims and contract negotiations. He is conversant with drafting and registration of bank documents, patents, trademarks and copyrights. Munyalo is also a qualified Certified Public Secretary.

Professional Membership:

  • Law Society of Kenya,East Africa Law Society

Benson Muchiri

Partner
Benson Muchiri

Benson Muchiri

Partner

Muchiri is a partner with the firm. He joined the firm in January 2010 and underwent one year of pupilage at the firm where he was exposed to an extensive, hands-on training and experience in various areas of law. He has meticulous drafting and research skills, which he perfected while undergoing his training in the firm. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2008 with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree, Second Class Honours, Upper Division. He obtained his Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in the year 2011. In November 2016, Muchiri obtained a Masters of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom.

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Contracting in Hydrocarbons with a bias in oil and gas contracts
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative and Public Law Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Conveyance & Property Law

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
  • East African Law Society (EALS)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Associate Member

Paul Wanga

Partner
Paul Wanga

Paul Wanga

Partner

Wanga is a partner with the firm. He joined the firm in January 2010 and underwent one year of pupilage at the firm where he was exposed to an extensive, hands-on training and experience in various areas of law. He has meticulous drafting and research skills, which he perfected while undergoing his training in the firm. He graduated from Moi University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree, Second Class Honours Upper Division. He obtained his Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in the year 2011. Currently he is pursuing a Masters of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Public Finance and Financial Services Law at the University of Nairobi (UoN).

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Employment and Retirement Benefits Law
  • Public Procurement Law & Practice
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Civil And Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative and Public Law Practice
  • Capital Markets & Regulation
  • Conveyance & Property Law

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Law Society of Kenya (LSK) where he is also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
  • Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • East African Law Society (EALS).
  • International Commission of Jurists-Kenya (ICJ-Kenya).

Joanne Wanyenze

Partner
Joanne Wanyenze

Joanne Wanyenze

Partner

Joanne joined the firm in February,2009 as a pupil and was admitted to the bar in the year 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and also holds a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is currently undertaking the Certified Public Secretary course (Section II). Her areas of practice comprise; general legal advisory in areas of commercial law and litigation,drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts; preparation of conveyancing instruments and bank security documents,commercial litigation and arbitration and registration of intellectual property Rights. Joanne also has experience in Legislative drafting and review.

Professional Membership:

  • Law Soci-ty of Kenya, East Africa Law Society,
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (entrant).

Leonard K Rono

Partner
Leonard K Rono

Leonard K Rono

Partner

Rono joined the firm in January, 2013 as a pupil and was admitted to the bar in the year 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Nairobi also holds a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He specializes in Commercial and Civil litigation. He has also taken a keen interest in other areas including immigration law, ICT law, arbitration and general legal advisory. In his spare time, Mr. Rono enjoys writing, reading, and watching football. He is an ardent supporter of Manchester United Football Club.

Professional Membership:

  • Law Society of Kenya