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Adams Baya

Adams Baya

Associate, IKM Advocates

Adams Baya advises on the full spectrum of capital markets, corporate mergers & acquisitions, private equity and competition law workstreams which include among others, transaction structuring, conducting due diligence, advising on share and asset acquisitions, and licensing & regulatory compliance.

Adams advises financial institutions, private equity funds, development finance institutions, publicly listed entities, and privately owned companies which operate on a domestic, regional or international level.

He has also acted as part of teams that advise on corporate bond issuances, issuance of medium-term notes, rights issues, corporate reorganizations of tier one banks, and a series of equity investments and divestitures.

Adams is also a team member within the competition practice and has advised clients during investigations by the Competition Authority of Kenya and the COMESA Competition Commission.

Experience has included advising:

  • As a team member within a consortium, a Malawi based development finance institution on capital raising
  • As a team member, an international financial institution in its investment in a corporate bond in Kenya
  • As a team member, an international school in its business and asset sale to a privately-owned educational management company.
  • As a team member, a privately owned hospital in its acquisition by a private equity fund based in Mauritius
  • As a team member, the internal reorganization of two tier-one investment banks
  • As a team member, a London Stock Exchange-listed company in its investigation by the COMESA Competition Commission
  • As a team member, a Kenyan bank in its acquisition by an Egypt-based publicly listed bank
  • As a team member, the establishment and licensing of an asset management company

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Kenya (2022)


  • University of Nairobi, School of Law, LL.M (Ongoing)
  • Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (Best Overall in the Bar Examination, 2020/2021)
  • University of Nairobi, School of Law, LL.B (First Class Honours, 2019)

Prior Experience 

  • 2022 to date, Associate, IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • May 2021 to April 2022, Trainee Lawyer, IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • January 2020 to March 2020, Forensics Intern, Nairobi based law firm
  • July 2019 to December 2019, Legal Assistant, Nairobi based law firm
  • January 2017 to June 2017, Intern, Malindi based law firm


  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya