Introduction to the Firm
Kaplan & Stratton is a premier law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services and solutions for domestic and international clients. The firm has a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the East African region. International and cross-border work forms an important part of our business.
The firm was established in 1927. The firm comprises 22 partners, all of whom are Kenyan citizens. Thirteen partners form the Commercial Department and seven partners practice in our dispute resolution department, supported by a team of over 40 associates. A number of interns and para-legal staff make up our full complement. This makes us the largest legal practice in East Africa.
Our clients are private and public companies from Kenya and abroad, local and international banks, development finance agencies and non-government organisations in all sectors of the economy. We advise on business law, corporate finance and capital markets, project finance, financial services, banking, power, telecommunications law, infrastructure, transport, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and horticulture. We represent clients in litigation and provide dispute resolution advice in all of these areas. The firm also works as Kenyan counsel for many international law firms and their clients mainly from Europe, North America, Asia and South Africa.
To meet the expectations of our clients we have arranged our practice so as to provide teams of lawyers for large-scale transactions, when needed. Our transaction teams are led by experienced partners who stay closely involved in all aspects of the matter. In addition to being Kenyan advocates, Kaplan & Stratton provides notary and commissioner services. A number of our lawyers are English trained, having gained experience as barristers or solicitors before coming to Kenya. With Kenya’s commercial laws drawing on laws from Commonwealth jurisdictions, and particularly the English system, there is a distinct advantage in having dual-qualified partners and associates in the practice.
Kaplan & Stratton is a founder member of Lex-Africa, a leading network of independent law firms spanning 28 African countries.
Our objective is to provide high quality legal and commercial advice through an efficiently managed professional practice that will facilitate our clients’ business dealings in Kenya and elsewhere in the East African region.
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