Ashitiva Advocates Ranked Among Top 8 Law Firms in Projects & Energy in Kenya
The Chamber Global Guide 2021 has named Ashitiva Advocates LLP among the top 8 law firms in the Projects & Energy Practice in Kenya. Ashitiva Advocates LLP Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Department is ranked alongside Anjarwalla & Khanna, Bowmans (Coulson Harney) DLA Piper Africa (IKM Advocates), Dentons Hamilton, Harrison & Mathews, Kaplan & Stratton, Walker Kontos and Mboya, Wangond'u and Waiyaki Advocates.
Chambers & Partners describes Ashitiva Advocates LLP as having a "robust practice group with a keen focus on oil and gas, providing expert assistance on all manner of regulatory and advisory issues in the sector." As Ashitiva Advocates explains: "We have resident international consultants on power and renewables. We advise on the complex legal, financial and commercial issues associated with Projects, Energy, Infrastructure and Financial Services in East Africa."
Chambers & Partners notes that the firm's Energy Practice "provides counsel on a range of matters, including environmental reform and EPC contract negotiations, with a considerably deep practice providing expertise on the country's oil, gas and nuclear regulatory regime." The firm has a "particularly notable public sector practice, advising various government bodies and parastatal companies."
At the same time, Chambers recognized Nelson Ashitiva and Doris Mwirigi as notable practitioners in Projects and Energy in Kenya. Nelson Ashitiva is the founder of Ashitiva Advocates LLP, Senior Partner and the Head of Strategy and the man who is credited with building the firm with nothing and from nothing in 2010 to where it is today. Nelson's expertise besides energy, oil and gas includes mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, corporate/commercial transactions and investments.