CDH welcomes two new esteemed Partners to the Nairobi office

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) Kenya, a leading pan-African corporate and commercial law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of two distinguished legal professionals to key positions within the firm. As of April 2024, Stella Situma, Partner in Finance & Banking, and Lena Onyango, Partner in Tax joined the Nairobi office.

12 Apr 2024 2 min read CDH Alert Article

Brent Williams, CEO of CDH, states, “As we grow our East African capability, we are proud to welcome such talent to the CDH fold. There is no doubt that Stella and Lena are going to make a significant impact in the region, and we look forward to the benefits that they will bring to our clients.”

Stella Situma joins CDH as a Partner specialising in finance and banking. With over a decade of experience, Stella has a proven track record of advising numerous banks in Kenya on various transactional aspects, including loan agreements, security drafting, and conveyancing matters. Stella handled repeat lending documentation for various clients based outside the Kenyan jurisdiction on account of their ability to integrate Kenyan law and practice by providing robust legal advice through well-researched legal opinions.

Lena Onyango assumes the role of Partner in the Tax practice. Recognised by Chambers Global as an ‘up & coming: Tax expert,’ Lena brings extensive experience in both domestic and international tax advisory and dispute resolution. Lena was also recognised as a ‘Leading Woman in Tax in Kenya’ during the commemoration of International Women’s Day in 2021 and 2022 by KRA.

Sammy Ndolo, Managing Partner of CDH Kenya says, “We are delighted to have Lena and Stella join the firm. Their reputations precede them and this, together with their exceptional legal abilities will enable our firm to evolve with the needs of our clients across the continent.”

With these new additions, Williams believes this affirms CDH’s commitment to building a deep bench of experts, each bringing unique skills and perspectives to the firm. “These appointments are a testament to our resilience and dedication to helping our clients succeed in unpredictable times. We are proud of our growth in the region, and it all comes down to an extensive talent pool that showcases a commitment to an unsurpassed cross-Africa capability,” Williams concludes.


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