Jeanette Gathoni Ngatia


  • Law Society of Kenya


  • Advocate – High court of Kenya
  • Commissioner for Oaths


  • Kenya School of Law – Bar Qualifying Examinations
  • University of Sheffield – LLB (Hons)
  • Cardiff University – LLM in Commercial Law


  • English
  • Kiswahili


  • Made in Africa Newsletter (King & Wood Mallesons) March 2015 Issue 13 – Immigration in Kenya: Kenya’s New Security Law Impacts on Immigration Rules and Foreign Nationals.

Jeanette is a senior associate in the Corporate/Commercial department specializing in Private Client work and Immigration matters. Her work encompasses advising clients on aspects of creation of trusts, wills, probate and administration of estates; providing specialist immigration advisory work; advising on real estate and property matters and preparing documentation for various property acquisitions and disposals; and advising local and foreign clients with business and Trust establishment in Kenya.

Jeanette also advises local and international not-for-profit organizations in Kenya.

Her client portfolio comprises of high net worth local and foreign individuals; local and international corporate clients and local and foreign not-for-profit organizations.

  • Advising various clients on administration of estates and creation of Trusts.
  • Handling various purchases, sales and leases by high net worth individuals and companies
  • Advising various local and foreign not-for-profit entities on a variety of legal compliance matters.
  • Incorporated a charitable trust under the Trustees Perpetual (Succession) Act.
  • Incorporated African Research Collaboration for Health (ARCH) and Syngenta Foundation East Africa as a Company Limited by Guarantee.
  • Drafting legal opinions and applications for various entry permits and providing advice on various general immigration matters.
  • Succeeded in an appeal against the Department of Immigration to overturn a decision to issue a Notification of Refusal to our client.


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