Walker Kontos was founded in 1988 and has grown to comprise 5 partners, 9 associates, 4 legal assistants and over 40 support staff offering expert legal advice and support services to businesses, corporate entities, banks and financial institutions, DFIs, governments, multinationals, state corporations, diplomatic missions, NGOs and private clients.
The partners and associates of the firm have varied educational backgrounds and their unique exposure to and qualifications in various jurisdictions enables us to import new views and ideas into our practice in order to meet the changing demands of our clients in a growing, globalised and liberal economy. We aim to better understand our clients' objectives, both locally and from an international perspective, and to find solutions to their needs.
The firm's focus lies in corporate and commercial law in Kenya and the region with particular emphasis in M&A, Capital Markets, Corporate and Project Finance, Energy, Banking and Securitization, Privatization, Conveyancing and Property Law. The firm also has a dedicated litigation team which handles complex commercial litigation, corporate recovery, debt recovery and ADR matters.
Walker Kontos has built significant industry expertise in the following sectors: banking, telecommunications, transport, floriculture and horticulture, energy, manufacturing, aviation, capital markets, hospitality, insurance and real estate. We are currently involved in most, if not all, IPP energy projects in Kenya.
Walker Kontos is regognised as top-tier law firm and its partners, including Alexandra Kontos, Michael Kontos, Peter Mwangi, Allen Gichuhi and Deepen Shah, are all ranked as leaders in their field by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR1000. We maintain close associations with leading law firms across Africa and in Europe with relevant deal experience, enabling us to tap into the best local advisors on cross border transactions.
The firm's offices are housed in Hakika House on Bishops Road in the Upper Hill Area of Nairobi; 5 minutes from the CBD with easy access to Nairobi's commercial centres and airports.