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Kananu Mutea

Kananu Mutea

Partner
Lawyer

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates
ABC Towers
ABC Place, Waiyaki Way, Westlands
00100 Nairobi
Kenya
Languages English

Kananu is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 10 years’ experience in Dispute Resolution. She was admitted to the bar in 2007. Kananu has had work experience at White & Case, Slaughter & May and Stephenson Harwood in London and was previously with Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates.

Kananu represents clients in all areas of Commercial Dispute Resolution. She acts as a party representative and also conducts Arbitrations and Mediations.

She has particular expertise in tax claims and general commercial dispute resolution.

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Relevant experience

  • Successful negotiation of payment by the KRA of a tax refund claim worth KES 1 billion due to a multinational horticultural farm having initiated proceedings against the authority.
  • Representing a global cement manufacturer in an international arbitration against a Kenyan importer for KES 103 million.
  • Winding up of a local oil company indebted to a Dubai based investor for the recovery of a debt of KES 103 million.
  • Successful negotiation of a settlement of a dispute between a developer and transactional advisor in respect of a mixed-use development valued at KES 1 billion.
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Education

  • 2007 – Admitted as Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Bachelors Degree in Law, Nagpur University (First Class)
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Memberships

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (Kenya Branch)
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