George Muchiri

About George

George is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department of the Firm, and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is a qualified Arbitrator and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).

George obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi in the year 2009, undertook his pupillage at Daly & Figgis Advocates (now CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates) and was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 2011.  He became a Partner at the Firm in 2014.

Over his years of practice, George has engaged in significant dispute resolution for both municipal and international clients, including handling litigation cases of jurisprudential value in Kenya. He has appeared for clients in the Supreme Court of Kenya, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Employment and Labour Relations Court, the Environment and Land Court and, in particular instances, the Subordinate Courts.

George also represents clients before Quasi-Judicial bodies, including but not limited to the Business Premises Rent Tribunal, the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board, the Public Private Partnership Petition Committee, the Competition Authority and the Tax Appeals Tribunal.

Areas of Practice

George is primarily involved in Civil, Commercial and both Public & Private Law Litigation.

Professional Qualifications

  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • Member of the East Africa Law Society
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Indicative Work Experience

  • Successfully litigating complex and high value landlord – tenant disputes on behalf of the Firm’s corporate clients including Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya Limited, PDM Kenya Limited and ABC Limited.
  • Successfully defending a former Managing Director of Equatorial Commercial Bank Limited (now Spire Bank Limited) against allegations of breach of his employment contract.
  • Appearing before the Competition Authority of Kenya on behalf of one of the country’s leading cement manufacturers – the East African Portland Cement PLC and successfully shielding the company from liability (financial or otherwise) on allegations that it had engaged in restrictive trade practices under the Competition Act.
  • Appearing, before the High Court, on behalf of a building and construction Company – Vil Limited, and successfully obtaining interim measures of protection against the Kenya National Highways Authority which sought to terminate one of Vil’s road contracts worth Kenya Shillings Two Billion Five Hundred and Five Million Nine Hundred and Twenty-Four Thousand, Five Hundred and Thirty-Six Shillings (KES 2,505,924,536).
  • Appearing before the Malindi High Court and successfully representing one of our corporate clients, Madeteni Limited, in a land dispute involving a high value beach front property. The High Court held that Madeteni Limited was the bona fide owner of the suit property and proceeded to nullify the Defendants purported title.
  • Appearing in a Judicial Review matter, where one of the Firm’s corporate client, Twiga Chemicals Industries Limited successfully opposed an Agency Notice issued by the Kenya Revenue Authority in respect of tens of millions of Kenya Shillings.
  • Successfully representing the International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) –  a leading international port developer and operator, in a dispute relating to the Selection of the Concessionaire for Phase 1 of the Second Container Terminal Port of Mombasa, Kenya. The Firm obtained the setting aside of a decision through which the Kenya Ports Authority disqualified ICTSI’s technical bid in the tender.
  • Successfully defending De La Rue Currency and Security Print Limited in the Court of Appeal in the oft quoted employment dispute case of – Thomas De La Rue (K) Ltd. –Vs.- David Opondo Omutelema 2013 eKLR. This case has become a reference point for lawyers and courts in adjudications of termination of employment disputes where the said termination relates to a redundancy.
  • Currently engaged in a high value succession dispute where the validity of a will is highly contested.
  • Currently engaged in an arbitration where one of the Firm’s client is alleged to have breached a supply contract. The Claimant seeks in excess of US$ 1,000,000 in damages.
  • Currently advising one of the Firm’s leading corporate clients on an anticipated redundancy of various positions in its workforce.
  • Currently defending an insurance claim (founded on breach of contract and duty of care and or negligence) against one of the Country’s leading insurance brokers.
  • Currently defending an international oil and gas company in respect of disputes relating to supply contracts over activities carried out in Lamu County.

 

Education

2012 – Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

2011 – Admitted as Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

2009 – University of Nairobi – Bachelor of Laws (LLB.)

Languages

English

Swahili

Memberships

Law Society of Kenya

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

East Africa Law Society

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Nairobi Head Office

ABC Towers, ABC Place, 6th Floor

Waiyaki Way

P.O. Box 40034

Nairobi-00100

Tel: (+254) 20 – 4297000 or 0711064000

Fax: (+254) 20 – 4448907

Mobile: (+254) 722/734 – 310304

 

Mombasa Office

Sea View Plaza, 1st Floor

Mama Ngina Drive

P.O. Box 80483

Mombasa–80100

Tel: + 254 (0) 716 430 651, 734 606 070 202 443 829

 

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