Martha Mbugua

Partner

Martha Mbugua is a Partner in our Corporate & Commercial practice. Martha has more than 13 years, in three globally ranked law firms in Nairobi and her combination of wide-ranging experience in both corporate law firms and as in-house counsel, has provided Martha with a wealth of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital structuring and investments, M&A, corporate and debt restructuring, and general corporate and commercial law.

Martha Mbugua

About Martha

About Martha

Martha trained and moved through the ranks from pupillage to partner in 3 top law firms in Nairobi, Kenya. She also worked briefly in the legal departments of Barclays Bank of Kenya (now Absa Bank Kenya Plc) and East Africa Breweries Limited. In 2018 Martha formed and was Managing Partner at Martha Mbugua & Associates LLP (t/a Law3Sixty) . She merged her firm with CDH Kenya in September 2022. 

Credentials

Credentials

Education

  • LLM International Commercial Law (Financing International Trade, International Oil & Gas Law, and International Commercial Arbitration), University of Birmingham.
  • LLB - Second Class Honours (Upper Division), University of Nairobi
  • Advocates Training Program Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

 

 

About Martha

Martha trained and moved through the ranks from pupillage to partner in 3 top law firms in Nairobi, Kenya. She also worked briefly in the legal departments of Barclays Bank of Kenya (now Absa Bank Kenya Plc) and East Africa Breweries Limited. In 2018 Martha formed and was Managing Partner at Martha Mbugua & Associates LLP (t/a Law3Sixty) . She merged her firm with CDH Kenya in September 2022. 

Credentials

Education

  • LLM International Commercial Law (Financing International Trade, International Oil & Gas Law, and International Commercial Arbitration), University of Birmingham.
  • LLB - Second Class Honours (Upper Division), University of Nairobi
  • Advocates Training Program Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

 

 

News

Market recognition

  • IFLR 1000 2021 and 2022 ranked Martha as a highly regarded lawyer Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 she was as a rising star in Private Equity/Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018 recognised Martha as a recommended lawyer in the Kenyan market.
  • Ranked by the Business Daily newspaper as one of the Top 40 under 40 Women for the year 2017 and noted as one of the youngest female partners specialising in private equity/mergers and acquisitions. 

Market recognition

  • IFLR 1000 2021 and 2022 ranked Martha as a highly regarded lawyer Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 she was as a rising star in Private Equity/Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018 recognised Martha as a recommended lawyer in the Kenyan market.
  • Ranked by the Business Daily newspaper as one of the Top 40 under 40 Women for the year 2017 and noted as one of the youngest female partners specialising in private equity/mergers and acquisitions.