MMC Africa Law (“MMC Africa”) is an established Kenyan law firm specializing in Banking, Capital Markets & Financial Services; Telecommunications, Energy, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, Insurance, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Tax and Property/ Conveyancing Law and Public Interest Consultancy & Litigation. The Firm was established as Muriu Mungai and Company Advocates in 1995 and its headquarters is in Nairobi, with a branch office in Mombasa.
As at January 2018, the Firm has 12 Partners, 17 Associates and 24 Lawyers, with expertise in a wide variety of legal matters. The Advocates are supported by a staff of 52 Paralegals and Office Assistants. MMC Africa Law also has a professional indemnity insurance cover of KShs 1 billion, among the highest coverage for law firms in Kenya, and the East African Region. We are, therefore entrusted by clients to handle the most sensitive and complex legal work.
In terms of volume of business and deals, the Firm is again in the top tier of Kenya’s leading law firms and has been listed in the Chambers Global Listing of the World’s Leading Law Firms. The International Financial Law Review has also recognised MMC Africa Law as one of the leading law firms in Kenya. One of its Senior Partners, Mr. Njoroge Naani Mungai, has been rated as a leader in the commercial field by this internationally recognised publication.
The Firm has also been listed in the prestigious law business guide; The Legal 500 -Europe, Middle East and Africa, as a leading light in Africa in the commercial, banking and capital markets law fields. The leading international group on Intellectual Property, Managing IP, has also ranked the Firm as a leading trademark and patent firm in Kenya based on global interviews with Intellectual Property law firms and Multinationals.
MMC Africa Law is part of a developing seamlessly integrated legal service delivery platform, the “Transafrika Law Group” (“TLG”), through which the Firm and its affiliated law firms in the TLG Network, aim to deliver the highest quality legal services to clients who operate across national boundaries in Africa and around the world. MMC Africa Law is also has a teaming agreement with the leading global firm, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (“Orrick”), which gives MMC Africa Law access to Orrick’s global technical resources in Europe, Asia, North America and West/ North Africa.
The services offered by the commercial transaction lawyers are complemented by the world-class legal services offered by the lawyers in the Civil Dispute Resolution Department (“CDR”) as well as the Property Departments (“PD”). The Advocates of the CDR are veterans of the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Kenya, where they appear frequently on complex appellate matters, most notably the 2013 Presidential Election Petition. Lawyers in all departments collaborate closely on a regular basis to give the Firm’s clients legal services of the highest quality, which are result-oriented, efficient and innovative. MMC Africa Law was the first Kenyan law firm to be ISO 9001:2001 Certified.
MMC Africa Law offers its clients the close collaboration of a boutique Kenyan firm, and together with its affiliate network of firms, they offer the depth and breadth of legal talent found in leading international law firms. The Firm’s experience in commercial and corporate law is reflected in the scope of matters handled, the diversity of the client base, and in the many emerging practice areas that MMC Africa Law Lawyers have expertise in. While all the Firm’s lawyers are qualified to practice in Kenya, some are qualified in East Africa, the United States of America and other jurisdictions.