Munyao, Muthama & Kashindi (MMK) Advocates has been ranked as one of the leading law firms in dispute resolution in Kenya by the prestigious global legal directory, The Chambers Global Guide 2021 Edition.
MMK was ranked in Band 4 alongside Anjarwalla & Khanna, MMC Asafo and Walker Kotos Advocates. Only 12 law firms were recognized by Chambers Global Guide in the 2021 Edition as having leading dispute resolution practices in Kenya.
The Guide also recognized MMK Partner George Kashindi as the firm's notable legal practitioner in dispute resolution. George was ranked as one of the top 37 lawyers in Dispute Resolution in Kenya for his savvy in civil and corporate litigation matters.
Chambers Global Guide describes Munyao, Muthama and Kashindi (MMK) "as a progressive and fast growing firm known for its vibrant and result oriented dispute resolution and employment teams that are increasingly being trusted with complex and high value mandates."
According to the findings of Chambers Global, MMK has a "Strong team with in-depth knowledge of complex mandates across multiple industry areas" including "tax, banking, corporate insolvency and government affairs."
Chambers notes that the highlight work in Dispute Resolution for MMK is its continuing "representation of Mumias Sugar Company in international commercial arbitration proceedings brought by a French development finance institution and relating to a credit facility provided for the development of a cogeneration plant."
MMK Clients interviewed by Chambers Global were were full of praises for their dispute resolution team: Interviewees appreciate that "they have a formidable dispute resolution team that is in tune with public/government sector representation," adding that "they are very strong on regulatory and compliance aspects." Another interviewee said: "My impression of the team is that it is professional and exudes stellar customer service."
Chambers Global Guide noted that MMK Head of Dispute Resolution Practice George Kashindi "is experienced across a whole host of mandates, providing advice on tax, public sector and corporate insolvency litigation matters. His clients include government regulators, major corporations, educational institutions and charitable organizations."
A client said of George Kashindi: "He has a penchant for details. He is able to move nimbly on issues and not just to respond but anticipate," adding that he is "thorough in his work and up to date with the law and its practice."
The firm has 6 Partners and 6 Associates. chambers Global noted that MMK Partner Irene Kashindi "is widely lauded as one of the employment law's most prominent lawyers, with a practice encompassing contentious (dispute resolution) and non-contentious work" and "is regularly instructed by notable regional employers in sectors including telecoms and consumer goods in connection with executive dismissal and labour disputes."
In addition to dispute resolution, MMK Employment Law Practice has bagged exemplary ranking. In addition, Chambers Global Guide states "The firm has also developed key competencies in other key practice areas such as aviation, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, energy and natural resources, telecommunication media & technology, insolvency, regulatory work and tax."
In terms of clientele, the Guide states: "The firm serves key players in Kenya including leading banks, blue chip companies, multinational corporations and government agencies." Some of the MMK leading clients in the private sector in Kenya include Safaricom PLC, Henkel Limited, Uniliver, New KCC, Kenya Commercial Bank, Red Court Hotel and KCA University among others.
Some of the regulators and public sector players represented by MMK inlcude Communications Authority, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Agriculture and Food Authority, Export Processing Zones Authority, Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Engineers Board of Kenya, Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) among others.
The firm also counts among its clients International Businesses, Humanitarian Organizations and Non-Profit Entities Vitrociset S.p.A, Mildmay International, Export Trading Group, Swedish School, Kenya Airline Pilots Association and Diadalos International CY Limited.