IKM has an outcome-focused approach which is directed at creating solutions that help clients to achieve their objectives in better, more cost-effective and time efficient ways.
IKM’s Commercial and Corporate law practice comprises a solid team of acclaimed partners noted for their wealth of experience. Furthermore, IKM is a member of DLA Piper Africa – an alliance of leading independent law firms working together across the Continent. This places IKM in a competitive position to counsel clients on intricate domestic and cross-border transactions.
The practice cuts across several industries, including financial services, capital markets, telecommunications, energy, mining and infrastructure, education, NGO’s and technology.
IKM’s key mandates comprise all manner of transactional assignments, assuring clients of well-rounded representation.
Chambers Global 2015
The 2015 Chambers Global Guide cited IKM lawyers as being “very thorough – you can rely on their advice” and “they are responsive and look at issues in their totality”.
Notable quotes from clients in the 2015 Chambers Global guide include:
- “Reliable and diligent”
- “Brings a commercial view of the entire transaction”
- “They are very detailed and their opinions are well constructed and logical”
- “They have a wealth of experience and their understanding of issues is very good”
James Kamau was ranked in Band 2 for Corporate and Commercial. James is recognised for his “clear view of the commercial angle” and for being “very practical and solution-oriented”. His practice areas include Joint Ventures, M&A and Tax.
William Maema is ranked in Band 2 for Corporate and Commercial. He is considered a foreign expert on South Sudan. Clients describe William as “very knowledgeable” and “level-headed”.
Beatrice Nyabira is recognised for her project work, including Public-Private Partnerships (PPP’s). Clients say: “She asks the right questions and gives a variety of options.”
Anne Kinyanjui and Amrit Soar are also ranked. Clients said this about Anne: “She delivers and is very focused on the customer.”
Chambers Global 2014
Partner William Maema is the head of IKM’s Corporate and Commercial Law practice. He is recognised for his expertise in the fields of corporate work, intellectual property, competition, employment and immigration matters. Clients rate him highly for Intellectual Property (IP): “He’s very reliable and is the person I run to.” He is also recognised for his expertise in the South Sudan market.
Partner Beatrice Nyabira has a strong reputation for commercial matters, particularly relating to project-based transactions. Wind and geothermal energy are recent areas of engagement.
IKM is ranked as a First tier firm (Top Tier recommendation) in Banking and Finance, Commercial and Corporate, and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). The firm is noted as “extremely responsive” and the lawyers as “knowledgeable in their respective areas”.
James Kamau, William Maema and David Lekerai received recognition in Commercial and Corporate, as well as M&A.
James is recognised as “extremely sharp”.