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Whether you need a corporate lawyer, capital markets lawyer, banking and finance lawyer, employment lawyer, or almost any other specialist business lawyer, Coulson Harney is guaranteed to exceed your legal expectations.
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Coulson Harney is a Kenyan corporate and commercial law firm providing legal advice and transaction services to a wide range of international clients and local Kenyan clients. We have 9 partners, a Director of International Legal Services, and 28 post qualified advocates with qualifications and work experience drawn from private legal practice and both the public and private sectors in Kenya, the United Kingdom and Australia.
The commitment and skill of Coulson Harney’s team of advocates has moved Coulson Harney up the rankings of the international legal directories such as Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR. The most recent of these was the recognition of the firm as Tier 1 in Corporate and Commercial by Chambers Global. We have also earned several accolades such as: Gold Category, World Trademark Review (2013 and 2014), Deal of the year 2012 (Africa Investor), and Cross-Border Law Firm of the Year in Kenya (Global Law Experts 2012). Various members of our team have also been recognised individually in Tier 1, Tier 2 and as Rising Stars.
The main areas of practice are in corporate and commercial, banking and finance, capital markets, energy and resources, real estate, intellectual property and dispute resolution.
At Coulson Harney we advise clients from the public and private sector doing business in Kenya and across the African continent. These include banks, insurance and financial services institutions, manufacturing and services companies, technology and telecommunications companies, infrastructure, transport and construction companies, property development companies, agriculture and farming concerns, hotels, tourism and conservation organisations, local businesses, companies listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, government and non-governmental organisations and private individuals.
We also work with many international law firms and other consultants and their clients on Kenyan and regional matters and transactions.
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Coulson Harney has nine partners, a Director and a wealth of talented senior lawyers and associates with qualifications and work experience in Kenya, the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada and Australia. Our lawyers are diverse and multi-talented and work on Kenyan domestic matters and transactions, and on international and cross-border advisory mandates for a wide range of clients.
The staff at Coulson Harney are an energetic and enthusiastic group of people who enjoy their work and the clients they work for. Good humour and a determination to deliver high-quality advice makes for a positive working atmosphere. We are a modern firm made of seasoned lawyers and eager young professionals. We are not hidebound by the past but are also wise enough to know that what clients want from their law firm is excellence, efficiency, creativity and integrity.
Our partners are knowledgeable and well-versed in the local legal and business environment. Through our association with Bowman Gilfillan and the other members of the Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group we seek to expand our ambitions beyond Kenya’s borders – to the East African region and the continent beyond. We have worked on projects in Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon.
At Coulson Harney our aim is to ensure that the legal advice and services we provide to our clients is not only accurate and relevant but is also delivered in a friendly and client-oriented manner. Our advice seeks to be:
Our size, resources, combination of breadth of skills, communications, facilities and geographic spread enable us to handle the largest and most time-critical transactions when required. We are fully aware of the need for legal advice and legal structures to be compatible with the needs of modern commerce, industry and finance.
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group includes approximately 400 lawyers across five countries. The Group has offices in Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala and Nairobi. Our relationship firm in Nigeria, Udo Udoma & Bela-Osagie, has offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.