MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • International Bar Association
  • Law Society of England & Wales – International Division
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA).

ADMISSIONS

  • Advocate – High court of Kenya
  • Certified Patent Agent, Kenya Industrial Property Institute
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • Notary Public

EDUCATION

  • Advanced certifications in Intellectual Property Laws – WIPO Academy, Geneva
  • Kenya School of Law – Bar Qualifying Examinations
  • University of Nagpur – LLB
  • University of Nagpur – BA Political Science

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

COUNTRIES IN WHICH PRACTICED

  • Kenya
  • England
  • India

PUBLICATIONS

Mahesh advises clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, internal re-organisations, share and asset sales, joint venture arrangements, capital markets and due diligence assignments. Mahesh also practices intellectual property law with a bias in e-commerce, electronic payments and computer contracts.

His clients include Syngeta, Prudential Alliance, Safaricom, Samsung, PesaPoint, Kenya Airways, Serena Hotels, FMO, L’Oreal, IFC and several local and multi-national corporate clients in finance, telecommunications and investment sectors and private equity funds.


  • Advised Norfund and Norfinance on their USD 220 million acquisition of a minority interest in Equity Bank Limited
  • Advised Diageo and East African Breweries Limited on their disposal of Central Glass Industries
  • Advised Brookside Dairies and Danone on their acquisition of Uganda’s largest milk processing plant.
  • Advised AfricInvest and a consortium of investors on their exit from Brookhouse Schools.
  • Advised the Paynet Group on its sale to Nigeria’s Interswitch Limited
  • Advised Prudential plc on its acquisition of Shield Assurance Limited becoming the only 100% foreign owned insurer in Kenya
  • Advised Syngenta Foundation on its social enterprise project (Kilimo Salama) – East Africa’s largest weather risk based insurance surveyor
  • Advised Nairobi Women’s Hospital on a multi-million USD investment by Swedfund and Abraj Capital
  • Acted for L’Oreal on its multi-million USD acquisition of one of Kenya’s largest consumer cosmetics manufacturer
  • Acted for NSE listed Serena Hotels on a multi-million USD acquisition of the Kampala Serena Hotel
  • Advised Norfund, FMO and AfricInvest on a multimillion shilling exit from Family Bank
  • Advising IFC on its multi-million USD investment in Gulf African Bank
  • Acted for Serena Hotels on a USD 40 million acquisition of the Movenpick Royal Palms Hotel in Tanzania
  • Acted for Aramex on the acquisition of One World International Couriers and and a local loop courier operating company
  • Acted for Australian listed Base Iron Limited on its acquisition of Kenya’s largest titanium, ilmenite, rutile and zircon mineral excavation project from TSX-listed Vaaldiam Mining (previously  Tiomin Resources)
  • Advised a consortium of investors on a multimillion shilling investment in Family Bank
  • Advised Serena Hotels (NSE listed) on a multimillion shilling rights issue and the acquisition of four operating safari properties in Tanzania


RANKINGS AND ACCOLADES

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  • Expert-Guides
  • CorpIntl-Legal-Awards
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  • WTR-2014