Nancy Kihiu is an Associate in the Commercial and Corporate practice at IKM.



  • University of Nairobi School of law, Bachelor of Law (LLB) (2010 – 2015)
  • Kenya School of Law (2015)

Professional Qualifications

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

Key experience

  • Nancy was part of the team acting for Fanisi Capital in setting up a private equity fund in Mauritius. The brief entailed assisting in the setup of the fund and its manager, acquiring the necessary approvals and licenses in Mauritius, carrying out due diligence on the companies to be invested in, preparation of relevant transaction documents and acquiring the necessary approvals in Kenya.
  • Nancy was part of the team that acted for Cellulant Corporation in an investment transaction by three private equity investors, namely Stichting Administratiekantoor TBL Management, Velocity Private Equity B.V (both based in The Netherlands) and Progression Eastern African Microfinance Equity Fund (based in Mauritius).
  • Nancy formed part of the team that acted for a leading financial institution listed on the NSE which was proposing to raise its capital levels through a rights issue. The brief entailed, among other things, carrying out a legal due diligence on the financial institution.
  • Formed part of the team acting for a company seeking to set up a mobile money transfer network in an Eastern African country. This brief entailed preparation of the relevant transaction documents and engaging in negotiations with the equipment and software license suppliers.
  • Nancy has been involved in various transactions involving undertaking legal due diligence investigations and preparing legal opinions. She has also assisted in the preparation and review of a number of commercial contracts including shareholders’ agreements, subscription agreements, loan agreements and has advised on several areas of corporate commercial law and regulatory compliance.

Experience record

  • 2016

    Pupil at IKM

  • 2017

    Associate in the Corporate Commercial Department.

Languages spoken

  • 100
English - Excellent
  • 80
Kiswahili - Good