Dennis Gathara is an Associate in the Commercial and Corporate practice at IKM.



  • Kenyatta University Law School, Bachelor of Law (LLB) (2010 – 2014)
  • Kenya School of Law (2015)

Professional Qualifications

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2017)

Key experience

  • Assisted in the registration and renewal of trademarks locally for IKM’s local and international clients.
  • Assisted clients in proceedings such as oppositions and expungements at KIPI involving disputes over various Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Involved in advising clients on data protection, cyber security and privacy laws in Kenya.
  • Assisted various NGOs regularize their status in accordance with the provisions of the NGO Act, the Regulations and the policies of the NGO Board. The scope involves carrying out a search at the NGO Board, reviewing and amending the constitution, reconstituting the board, filing of annual returns and general advice on NGO matters.
  • Advises clients on various aspects of employment law including recruitment and termination of employment, review and drafting of employment contracts and human resources manuals, and advising on all aspects of labour law generally.
  • Makes applications on behalf of clients and follows up on the issuance of work and residence permits, special passes, dependant and student passes, research and internship passes, visitor and business visas on behalf of clients.
  • Advises clients on various options of setting up in Kenya and thereafter assists in the preparation of the registration process including drafting and/or review of the registration documents and following up for issuance of the registration certificate
  • Assists clients in the drafting and review of various types of commercial agreements.

Experience record

  • 2013

    Legal Assistant at Gulf African Bank

  • 2016

    Pupil at IKM.

  • 2017

    Associate in the Corporate Commercial Department.

Languages spoken

  • 100
English - Excellent
  • 100
Kiswahili - Excellent