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DLA Piper Africa, Kenya takes home Leading Case Counsel of the Year and Young Arbitration Practitioner of the Year awards at the Africa Arbitration Awards

DLA Piper Africa is delighted to announce that DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM Advocates) won the Leading Case Counsel of the Year Award, with associate, James Kariuki named Young Arbitration Practitioner of the Year at the Africa Arbitration Awards held on Friday June 17.

The awards aim to shine a light on exemplary leadership and success in Africa Arbitration by recognising and honoring outstanding practitioners and leaders in the Africa arbitration ecosystem. The awards comprise of five categories where, in each category, individual nominees must be of African nationality, and nominee organisations must have incorporated offices located in Africa. The awards are organised by GBS Africa, an advisory firm working to promote business and Investment relations between Africa and the rest of the world.

James Kamau, Chair, DLA Piper Africa said: “These awards are testament to the strength of DLA Piper Africa’s Litigation and Regulatory practice in Kenya which, under the leadership of Karori Kamau, has had another strong year advising on complex arbitrations on behalf of local and multinational corporations, as well as state authorities. The team displays first-class advocacy skills and an unwavering commitment to client service and it is wonderful to see this recognised with such a prestigious award.”

Peter Somekh, Managing Partner, DLA Piper Africa said: “We would like to thank our clients for their support and recognition, constantly challenging us to continue to strive for excellence in our work across the continent, and our colleagues who continue to exemplify our core values to Be Supportive; Be Collaborative; Be Bold and Be Exceptional in everything we do. Congratulations to the DLA Piper Africa, Kenya team and to James Kariuki for this exceptional performance.”

About DLA Piper Africa

DLA Piper Africa operates in 20 countries across the continent, offering unrivalled local skill and presence, backed by the resources of one of the world's largest law firms. The wider global Africa team is based in key hubs such as London, New York, Paris, Washington D.C., Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing.

DLA Piper Africa is a Swiss verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with DLA Piper.


Janet Muthoni, Senior Marketing & Business Development Manager – DLA Piper Africa
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