MMA Advocates LLP is the go-to law firm in Nairobi City for those seeking all-round proven legal expertise that combines entrepreneurial innovation, court room prowess, specialist and legal intellectual authority. The law firm is home to many discerning private and corporate clients who have come to appreciate its bespoke legal services at par with what the big law firms but coupled with personalized attention to detail only a boutique law firm like MMA Advocates can provide its clients.
MMA Advocates stands out as one of the few boutique law firms whose lawyers have successfully represented many of their clients against the best lawyers from even the biggest law firms in Kenya and international law firms and won. The secret of the firm is being the one Law Firm in Kenya where you find young, dynamic and energetic lawyers who are both recognized leaders in their area of practice and celebrated legal intellectuals who have reached the pinnacle of legal education.
MMA's team is comprised of young lawyers with different skills, specialties and strengths in various areas of law. The firm's lawyers are acknowledged for their deep understanding of law as well as the prevailing political, social and economic circumstances which enables them to provide perspective-based advice on a wide array of legal, regulatory, reputational, political and public policy issues. Indeed, it is true to say that MMA Advocates provides clients more than just legal expertise.
In addition to having the best of Kenyan lawyers, MMA Advocates in the quest to consistently deliver on its commitment to provide quality services to its clients has forged partnerships with Senior Counsel (SC) in Kenya as well as major law firms in the region. This has enabled the firm to avail the best possible legal representation and seamless cross-border transactional services to our clients across the region.
Purpose Beyond Law
According to firm's Founder and Managing Partner DBM Mosota, what makes MMA Advocates different is agility, efficiency and accessibility. He explains:
"We are geared for agility, efficiency and accessibility through our geographic footprint, the range of legal services we offer, and the way we structure them and how we interact with our clients."
MMA Advocates clients appreciate the firm for its "out of the box" approach to the practice of law which is professional business-centric as opposed to the traditional legal-centric. This MMA approach places emphasis in using the law to confer clients competitive advantage through application of perfectly legal way and business savvy strategies. Indeed, it is this approach that informed the adoption of the MMA Advocates guiding maxim; "Purpose Beyond Law."
The firm is organized in the following practice groups to serve its clients better: Dispute Resolution Group, Real Estate Practice Group, Media, IT and Intellectual Property Law Group, Government Practice Group, Corporate and Commercial Law Group. Recently, the firm was in the news for acting for Shaffie Weru, the Homeboyz Radio Head of Programmes who was suddenly terminated by Radio Africa Group for unclear reasons. The firm's top lawyers include DBM Mosota (the Founding and Managing Partner), Dr. Nabil M. Orina, PhD, Faith Odhiambo, Moses Owuor, David Ohenga, Rebecca Mogire and Mirriam Ng'ang'a.
MMA Advocates Top Partners
DBM Mosota is a commercial and public litigation rising star in Kenya with proven courtroom experience in successfully represented clients in high-stake, contentious and complex cases. He has more than ten years' legal practice experience specializing in Commercial and Public Law Litigation, Real Estate, Public-Private Partnership, and Direct Foreign Investment. He is a DBM Mosota is an avid negotiator who is recognized as a deal maker in the Industry having successfully negotiated several high-value business deals and graduated of the Oxford University (Said Business School) Negotiation Program.
In addition to legal practice, DBM Mosota has served as an Elected Council Member of Law Society of Kenya, the premier association of lawyers in Kenya; as an Associate Editor of the Nairobi Law Monthly, a premium publication of Law, Politics and Business and is a member of the Education Board of the County Government of Mombasa where he plays a key role in the development of curricula on prevention and countering violent extremism as part of giving back to the community. Currently, DBM Mosota is undertaking a Masters of Public Policy and Management at the Strathmore Business School.
Dr. Nabil M. Orina is a leading legal practitioner, academic and arbitrator with focus on constitutional law, international criminal law, criminal litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients before international criminal tribunals and courts including the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. He has also presided over complex domestic and international commercial disputes as a litigator, arbitrator and mediator. He was part of the Judiciary Technical Committee that produced the Bench-book on Criminal Proceedings. He holds a Ph.D. in law and is a law lecturer at the Moi University School of Law.
Faith Odhiambo is an expert in Media, IT and Intellectual Property Law Legal Practitioner who is very highly experienced in commercial law, competition law, telecommunications law, financial services law, securities law, consumer protection law and commercial arbitration. She has worked for Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) in developing a framework for spectrum management and was part of the team in the preparation of the Product Market Review report to analyze the competition concerns in the various sectors of the economy in Kenya. She teaches Securities Regulation, Labour Law, Insurance Law and Business Law at the University of Nairobi School of Law.
Moses Owuor is an Advocate of over 10 years' standing who holds a Master of Laws and has extensive experience in constitutional, commercial, financial and regulatory law having advised multinational corporations and governmental institutions on legislative drafting, constitutional compliance, financial regulation, corporate governance, capital markets, international trade and economic law. Previously, Moses he has acted for the Kenyan Government advising on legislative development and KPMG in developing structures and schemes of service, including tax obligations of the IEBC.
MMA Advocates Top Associates
David Ohenga is an expert in Civil and Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Private Equity, Reputation Management, Real Estate law and Legislative Drafting. He has advised governmental entities and private investors in Employment and Labour related matters, Real Estate development, and Joint Ventures and was involved in the drafting of the Mining Bill. Recently, he won an award of Ksh. 34 Million for a claimant in an employment claim against a Major Bank. He has also defended high stake employment claims against corporations such as Bamburi Cement and Kenol Kobil Limited.
Rebecca Mogire is a lawyer who has extensive experience in Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Transactions and Litigation and has served as a Member of the Competition Tribunal. She has advised multinational, governmental and non-governmental corporations in complex commercial transactions regulatory compliance. She is also an avid litigator and has appeared for clients before Superior Courts and Specialized Tribunals in Civil and Criminal matters.
Miriam Ng'ang'a is a specialist in conveyancing, Project Advisory, Telecommunications Law, Competition Law, Corporate Advisory, Financial Advisory, and Maritime & Admiralty Law. She has undertaken specialized courses from the renown Groupe Special Mobile (GSMA) in global telecommunications regulations and compliance. She has consulted with the Competition Authority and Centre for Competition Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) in the review of Anti-Competitive practices and Cross-Mergers & Acquisition assessment and regulation within East Africa and COMESA.