Peter began his legal career as a trainee in Walker Kontos Advocates (in alliance with Norton Rose Fulbright) in 2017 and proceeded to become an associate in the Corporate, Commercial and Projects/Energy Department in January 2018 through to June 2020. He then joined Sosian Energy Limited, a diversified energy, manufacturing and telecommunications company, in August 2020 as a Legal and Compliance Manager. Peter thereafter transitioned from in-house counsel role to join Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as an associate on May 2021.

  • Assisted, as part of the legal team, in a due diligence exercise in relation to the proposed acquisition Chase Bank (Kenya) Limited (In Receivership) by SBM Holdings Limited. The transaction involved the carrying out of an extensive due diligence of the target bank and preparing a detailed report of our findings and recommendations.
  • Advising Pepperstone Markets Kenya Limited an affiliate of Pepperstone Group on the registration and licensing requirements to carry out online foreign exchange brokerage in Kenya and developing its internal and client facing policies such as client money handling, anti-money laundering et cetera.
  • As part of the firm’s legal team, in acting as local legal counsel to APM Moller in connection with the proposed acquisition of IberAfrica Power E.A. Limited heavy fuel oil plants in Nairobi South. The transaction entailed carrying out a legal due diligence on the plants, preparing a detailed report on the same and advising on the necessary approvals required to implement the transaction.
  • As part of the firm’s legal team, in acting as local legal counsel to Itochu Corporation in connection with a proposed equity acquisition in QPEA GT Menengai Limited – in connection with a green field geothermal project located in the Menengai Crater. The transaction entailed entailed carrying out a legal due diligence on the plants, preparing a detailed report on the same and advising on the necessary approvals required to implement the transaction.
  • As part of the firm’s legal team, in acting as local counsel to Enel Green Power Kenya Limited in connection with a wind power project in Isiolo County. The transaction involved negotiating and advising on the power purchase agreement, the GoK Support Letter and the joint development agreement.
  • As part of the firm’s legal team, advising a project developer in connection with the development of a 40 MW Solar PV Project in Meru County. The transaction entailed advising on regulatory requirements and authorisations required for the project, drafting and perfecting land documents and providing legal opinions.
  • Assisted, as part of the firm’s legal team, in acting as legal counsel to Enel Green Power RSA (Proprietary) Limited in connection with the proposed acquisition and development of various renewable energy projects in Kenya. The transaction entailed carrying out a legal due diligence on the entities, preparing a detailed report on the same and advising on additional authorisations and approvals required.
  • As part of the firm’s legal team carrying out legal due diligence on Alten Solarfarms B.V., the developer of a 40 MW Solar PV Project in Uasin Gishu and preparing a detailed report for Evolution II Fund in connection with the proposed medium-term facility to the solar developer.
  • As part of the firm’s legal team, advising Solar Philippines – SP Africa & MENA in connection with the establishment of project vehicles and their structuring  in Kenya and offering general legal support in relation to various energy projects that the client may undertake in the country.
  • Involved, as a member of the legal team, in advising Prime Bank Limited in relation to the subscription and purchase of shares in the bank by AfricInvest Fund III LLC and Catalsyt Fund II LP. The transaction involved the carrying out of a limited due-diligence on the Bank; advising on regulatory compliance; and reviewing the Share Subscription Agreement and the Shareholders Agreement.
  • Involved, as a member of the legal team, in advising Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank in respect to US$ 40,000,000 trade finance facility to Alliance One Tobacco (Kenya) Limited. The assignment entailed conducting a limited legal due diligence on the borrower; reviewing the corporate authorisations and issuing a legal opinion.
  • As part of the firm’s legal team, advised Tamgo International Limited in the acquisition of all of the issued shares in Blackwood Hodge (Kenya) Limited. The transaction entailed undertaking due diligence of the target company, drafting and negotiation of Share Sale and Purchase Agreement; advising on regulatory compliance and attending to pre-completion and post completion matters.
  • Acting for a client in a pre-bid due diligence in relation to the proposed acquisition of shares in a holding company of an insurance broker in Kenya which assignment included advising the client on the Insurance Regulatory Authority and Competition of Kenya approvals required and anti-money laundering issues.
  • Involved, as part of local counsel team in advising Uber B.V. (Netherlands) in connection with its program to provide personal accident insurance benefits to the local Kenyan passengers. The transaction involved reviewing the partnership, re-insurance and administration agreements between Uber B.V. First Assurance Company Limited and Chubb Insurance South Africa Limited and providing a legal opinion on the soundness of the transaction structure and regulatory approvals required.
  • More generally, acting for both corporate and individual clients on diverse matters including preparation and registration of securities, remedial work on security documentation purchase/sale transactions, the preparation and perusal of leases and tenancy agreements, company formation and dissolution and tax advice.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Honours), University of Nairobi.
  • Certified Secretary, Section 5, Achievers School of Professionals.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law.

 Memberships 

  • Law Society of Kenya