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Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews  

Legal Services | Kenya

tel: +254 20 325 8000 | fax: +254 20 325 8222
Delta Office Suites Waiyaki Way | Nairobi | 00100 | Kenya

Main Contacts

Adil Khawaja

Adil KhawajaManaging Partner


Nairobi, Kenya

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews's Overview

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is one of Kenya’s highly acclaimed law firms, with a tradition of excellence dating back to 1902. HH&M has built up a reputation as an innovative, experienced, responsive and highly-skilled firm with the capacity and technical expertise to offer practical legal solutions to both corporate and individual clients.

HH&M has consistently been rated as top tier dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law firm in Kenya by various international legal directories including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500.

The firm is one of Kenya’s largest law firms with a dedicated team comprised of 14 Partners and 24 Associates who are supported by a team of over 80 legal assistants, administrative and paralegal staff. We offer legal services to clients all over Kenya and have our primary office in Nairobi and a second office in Mombasa.

HH&M provides a full range of legal services to an extensive client base which includes local and foreign companies, individuals, state corporations and Non-Governmental Organizations.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1902
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 2
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 38

Languages: English, Swahili


Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Litigation
  • Capital Markets
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Civil/Human Rights
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Conveyancing
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Distributorship Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • General Practice
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Loans
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Legal Remedies
  • Litigation
  • Media
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Patents
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Trademarks
  • Translation
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Workers Compensation

A Brief Outline of the Newly Enacted Movable Property Security Rights Act
Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, July 2017

The Moveable Property Security Rights Act 2017 (the “Act”) was assented to by the President of Kenya earlier this year and came into operation on 16th May 2017.2.0 Objective of the ActThe objective of the Act is to facilitate the use of movable property as security for credit facilities by creating the office of the Registrar of Security Rights providing the mode of registration of security rights in movable property and the realisation process.3.0 General Outline of the ActThe Act is divided into nine parts. Part I provides for preliminary matters such as the title, objective, interpretation and scope of the Act...

Risk Management
Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, May 2017

  With the ever increasing pace of business and life and the ever increasing pressure to generate profit and cut expense there is a risk of neglecting the procedures and practices which are essential to protecting our businesses and our selves from claims and losses. Most business transactions do not end up in disputes or litigation, but unfortunately some do - and we do not know at the outset of a transaction whether it is one of the few that will end up as a dispute. Therefore it is necessary to document each transaction with care in case it is the one that does go to litigation...

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HH&M admits two new partners
Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, January 2016

The Firm of Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is pleased to announce that effective 1st January 2016 we have admitted two new partners to the partnership. This brings the total number of partners at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews to 16...

The Companies Act of Kenya 2015 - Meetings and resolutions by private companies in Kenya
Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, September 2015

Introduction The Companies Act 2015 was enacted on 11 September 2015 and will replace the Companies Act 1948. The commencement of the operative sections of the Companies Act 2015 will be by notice in the Kenya Gazette. As of the date of this review, no notice in this regard had been published and the Companies Act 1948 continues being the applicable law for the time being. In this alert we consider the regime of private company shareholders' meetings and resolutions under the Companies Act 2015...

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