The Award-winning Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of MMC Asafo has been again ranked in the 2021 Edition of the Chambers Global Guide among the top 14 law firms in Dispute Resolution in Kenya. At the same time, the firm's Dispute Resolution Partner Peter Munge Murage was recognized among the 35 leading dispute resolution lawyers in Kenya in 2021.
According to Chambers Global Guide, MMC Asafo team is a "well-regarded team that covers commercial disputes involving debt recovery, procurement and insolvency matters. The team also possesses considerable proficiency in public sector litigation and has featured in several election petitions. The team also advises on IP, employment, and probate and succession litigation matters. Additionally, it is well placed to handle arbitration."
In terms of strengths, sources interviewed by Chambers praised the strength of the firm's "dispute resolution division that allows the team to provide personalised and specialised attention in specific areas." The highlight case in the Dispute Resolution category for MMC Asafo was acting for the Kenya Medical Research Institute on a claim brought by local doctors relating to the employment contracts for foreign doctors and their impact on the employment terms for local doctors.
The firm's Partner Peter Munge Murage who was ranked among leading lawyers was noted "for his knowledge of public procurement and commercial disputes," as well as being "an excellent mediator." Sources described him as a "workhorse" and "an energiser," adding that "he is always thinking about the client and how to best move forward."
MMC ASAFO's dispute resolution and international arbitration team has been one of the key beneficiaries of the firm's association with global firm Asafo & Co. as it is now able to provide seamless coverage and handling of clients' disputes, whether before national courts, community courts of justice, regulatory bodies or international arbitral tribunals.
MMC Asafo won the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Award in the Africa Legal Awards in 2019. The firm's litigators in Kenya and beyond have extensive experience before the national courts of all major African Anglophone and Francophone countries and abroad. The firm boasts the skills to counsel clients in collecting on judgments and awards in a wide variety of jurisdictions in Africa and at the global stage.
The firm has also built an inviable domestic and international arbitration team to handle local and global matters on behalf of its clients. The team which is located in Nairobi and Paris has vast experience advising clients in both commercial and investment arbitrations, in both common law and civil law systems, in both the English and French languages, in all the world's major places of arbitration.
Peter Munge Murage who is one of the Senior Partners of MMC Asafo is well-respected by clients and peers for his skill and experience in commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on commercial disputes, labour disputes and public procurement disputes. He also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, legislative drafting and Estate's planning and administration.