Walker Kontos was founded in 1988 by Peter Walker and Alexandra Kontos. Today the firm has grown to comprise 9 partners, 4 associates, 4 legal assistants and over 35 support staff offering expert legal advice and support services to businesses, corporate entities, banks and financial institutions (including microfinance institutions), governments, multinationals, state corporations, diplomatic missions, NGOs, development agencies and private clients.
The partners and associates of the firm have varied educational backgrounds and their unique exposure to and qualifications in various jurisdictions enables us to import new views and ideas into our practice in order to meet the changing demands of our clients in a growing, globalised and liberal economy. We aim to better understand our clients' objectives, both locally and from an international perspective, and to find solutions to their needs.
The firm's focus lies in corporate and commercial law in Kenya and the region with particular emphasis in Company Law, M&A, Capital Markets, Corporate and Project Finance, Banking and Securitisation, Privatisation, Conveyancing and Property Law. The firm’s dedicated litigation team handles complex commercial litigation, corporate recovery and ADR matters.
Walker Kontos has built significant industry expertise in the following sectors: banking, telecommunications, transport, agriculture, floriculture and horticulture, company law, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, property development, energy, insurance, aviation, hospitality, among others.
The firm’s offices are housed in Hakika House on Bishops Road in the Upper Hill Area of Nairobi 5 minutes from the Central Business District.
Walker Kontos has been identified as one of Kenya's leading commercial law firms for a number of years. Five of the firm’s partners have been identified as leaders in their field by various independent international legal directories.