Projects (Energy and Infrastructure)


Growth in Kenya’s energy and infrastructure sector is on the rise. This in turn has created immense opportunities and attendant challenges for government, investors and other interested parties doing business in Kenya. Kiptinness and Odhiambo Associates (“K&O”) has cut a niche for itself in the PPP market in offering quality legal advisory services. In addition, KO is a member of PraeLegal, a vast network of established and independent law firms in 141 countries providing global resources in cross-border transactions.
This practice profile highlights our expertise and experience in PPP projects, energy and infrastructure projects and public procurement.


We seek to be the preferred counsel of our clients by our expert legal advice and our capacity to deliver on most complex transactions. Our clients rely on our ability to get on the same wavelength as them by investing time to understand their business and the world that they operate in.
We view our practice through the lens of the following sectors:
• Corporate and Financial Services
• Technology, Media and Telecommunications
• Projects (Energy and Infrastructure) and Real Estate Development
• Tax and Investment
• Intellectual Property
• Dispute Resolution and Administrative Processes
• Private Client Practice

Hands-on Approach

Projects in energy and infrastructure require lawyers who understand the right balance between the concerns of the private sector stakeholders, including the shareholders of the project company and the funders, and the needs of the public sector through government agencies or local authorities. We aim to help our clients, including commercial lenders, development banks, export credit agencies, governments, international financial organizations, project sponsors and suppliers and purchasers and contractors, to respond effectively to the changing shape of the energy and infrastructure sector, brought about by market liberalization and its implications – including market consolidation and restructuring.
Our Services
We advise clients on all legal aspects of energy and infrastructure transactions from project structuring, joint development arrangements to bidding and contraction especially on Public – Private Partnership Projects. Specific areas of our expertise that are of particular relevance include:

  • Concession agreements and related performance regimes;
  • Construction agreements;
  • Facilities management / operating agreements;
  • Equipment leasing / procurement arrangements;
  • Joint venture, consortium and other partnering arrangements;
  • Financing arrangements, including transactions financed on a non/limited recourse basis;
  • Privatizations;
  • Contractor arrangements and outsourcing;
    Public tendering, including advising on and participating in the evaluation of tenders for public contracts, and;
  • Public procurement rules and regulations.

The Projects (Energy and Infrastructure) practice provides innovative legal advice, including expertise in capital markets, corporate, construction, environment, litigation, /PPP, project finance, restructuring, real estate and tax. We specialize in the specific requirements of the energy and infrastructure sector, specifically within the telecommunication infrastructure, mining and resources, petroleum, power and transport sectors. We are committed to helping clients keep pace with market and regulatory developments including, for example, trends in carbon capture, emissions and energy trading and geothermal and wind power developments, as well as enabling them to enter new markets, protect their interests and manage risk.

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Crispine Odhiambo

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Caroline Maina

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Rajab Mwachia

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