If you ever open a business account in any of the leading banks in Kenya, chances are your bank will instruct the firm of Mbaluka & Company Advocates to do due diligence on you and your business as part of its Know Your Customer (KYC) in compliance with CBK requirements. It is no wonder the firm of Mbaluka & Company Advocates has been recognized by the Daily Nation as one of "Top-Notch Law Firms" and as one of "the preferred law firms for corporate and commercial transactions in Kenya."
The firm of Mbaluka & Company has acted for many leading financial institutions in Kenya in numerous commercial and conveyancing transactions. In the banking and financial sector, Mbaluka & Company Advocates is a trusted Legal Services Provider for Equity Bank of Kenya Limited, Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited, National Bank of Kenya Limited, Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited, Sidian Bank Limited, Family Bank Limited, Spire Bank Limited, Rafiki Microfinance Bank Limited, Mayfair bank Limited, Africa Banking Corporation (ABC) Limited, Unaitas SACCO Society Limited and Faulu Microfinance Bank Limited among others.
In its 18 years of existence, the firm of Mbaluka & Company Advocates has come to increasingly dominate Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution and Family Law practice areas. The firm's lawyers led by the Founder and Managing Partner Joel Kyatha Mbaluka are experts in commercial and recoveries transactions including debt collection and insolvency law, corporate law including due diligence, business formation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate secretarial and local and international business transactions.
Today, the firm of Mbaluka & Company Advocates is living proof that middle-sized law firms can win and impress blue chip companies and leading corporate clients by providing quality legal services excellently and cost-effectively. The firm has managed to win the trust of dozens of leading corporate clients, gained a foothold in corporate and commercial law practice and become a case study on how emerging law firms can cut and dominate a niche to grow their legal practice.
The firm has a wide range of clients comprising state corporations, multinationals, listed companies, county governments, private enterprises and individual clients including Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation, Nairobi County Government, Kitui County Government, Catholic Diocese of Machakos, Bishop Urbanus Kioko Hospital, Nolturesh Water & Sanitation Company Limited and a host of financial institutions and their valued customers.
The firm of Mbaluka & Company Advocates has won over these sought after clients by distinguishing itself as a provider of quality and excellent legal services and recognizable leader in most aspects of corporate and commercial law. The firm also has specialist lawyers in conveyancing and real estate matters, civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, family and children law matters, environment and land law, public procurement law, intellectual property law, tax law and employment law.
Mr. Joel K. Mbaluka, the Founder and the Managing Partner is a leading lawyer in Kenya with immense experience in handling and leading complex transactions and litigation. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 19 years standing specializing in Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Civil Litigation and Environmental Law. Mr. Mbaluka is a Commissioner for Oaths, Certified Public Secretary (CPS), Notary Public and regular Legal Commentator who has been interviewed by leading media houses including Associated Press (AP), Daily Nation and EBRU TV as a legal expert.
Besides steering the rise of Mbaluka & Company Advocates to where it is today, Mr. Mbaluka has over the years earned widespread recognition as a Corporate Law Expert and Corporate Governance Leader for his committed service as official Legal Advisor of numerous State Corporations Boards and CEOs. Previously, he was appointed and served as Director of Water Services Regulatory Board and was exposed to numerous trainings in Board Management and Corporate Governance. Mr. Mbaluka has also been recognized as one of the Notable Alumni of University of Nairobi School of Law.
Mr. Mbaluka holds Master of Laws (LL.M) in Financial Services Law from University of Nairobi, an LLB (Hons) from the same University and a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law. He has published numerous papers on law and legal reforms including his LL.M Thesis titled: "A Critical Analysis of the Regulation of Personal Property Securities in Kenya" which has been cited in the Doing Business in Kenya, a publication of World Bank.
Mbaluka & Company Advocates is one of the few firms with the most expansive regional and branch reach across Kenya. Besides its strategically located Head office in 12th Floor, Bruce House, next to 680 Hotel in Nairobi CBD to ensure ease access by its clients, the firm has striven to be found everywhere it needs to be to serve its clientele better. It has physical presence in five counties including Nairobi (Head Office) and branch offices in Machakos County (Hebron House, 2nd Floor, Machakos Town), Kitui County (Ilako Building, 1st Floor, Kitui Town), Kiambu County (Nellion Centre, 2nd Floor, Thika Town) and Nakuru County (Equator House, 4th Floor, Nakuru Town).
The firm also collaborates with numerous partner law firms in major towns across Kenya including Mombasa City, Kisumu City, Eldoret City, Kakamega Town, Mwingi Town, Matuu Town, Tala Town, Bungoma Town and Garissa Town. Over the years, Mbaluka & Company Advocates has also built an elaborate professional networks across East Africa Region and across the world to enable it serve its international and multinational clients across the borders better on need basis.
In addition to being the Managing Partner, Mr. Mbaluka is the Head of Commercial and Conveyancing Legal Practice at Mbaluka & Company Advocates. Mr. Mbaluka is supported by three other practice leaders in managing the firm. Janet Mwende Muvindye, Advocate is in charge of Dispute Resolution (Litigation & ADR) and Debt Recovery Department, Miriam Wangui Kamunya, Advocate in charge of Family Law Practice including Children Matters, Divorce, Succession and related Family Law Matters and Jacinta Ndanu Martha, Advocate in charge of Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks and Copyright law) and Criminal Defense Litigation.
In total, Mbaluka & Company Advocates boasts a team of twenty members including 15 paralegal and support staff trained and equipped to deliver market-leading legal services to its growing clientele. The firm has taken Professional Indemnity cover worth Ksh. 0.5 Billion to cushion its clients and uses the latest legal software to serve to enhance efficiency. It is also LSK, KRA Tax, NHIF and NSSF Tax Compliant ensuring its clients can count on its stellar professional reputation.
"We are strongly committed to constantly looking at smarter and more effective ways to provide optimal legal services. We are glad that our commitment to providing quality legal solutions at affordable prices is well-known and acknowledged by our stakeholders, peers and clients" says Mr. Joel Mbaluka, Mbaluka & Company Advocates Managing Partner to assure prospective clients.