Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) has established a partnership with Nairobi-based boutique corporate law firm, Kieti Advocates LLP. The new firm will officially be known as Kieti Law LLP with effect from 1 April 2021.
Through this partnership, and under the CDH banner, both firms will not only expand their service offerings in the region but also benefit from the alchemy of Kieti’s embedded regional expertise and knowledge with CDH’s range of services and resource capability.
Chief Executive Officer at CDH, Brent Williams said this partnership was forged so that both firms could be more responsive to their clients’ requirements for wider geographic support, East Africa being a defined strategic area for growth. “This coming together will allow us both to offer our clients a seamless, efficient and quality service of the kind they have come to know us for in East Africa. And Kieti Law LLP wishes to do the same for its most important clients in Southern Africa.”
Kenya is first rising as a FinTech hotbed with more affordable and accessible tech platforms being developed to revolutionise the financial sector by deepening financial and digital inclusivity in the country. These developments also present huge opportunities and risks that come with blockchain, mobile apps and other important technologies.
Williams concludes that this marks a momentous occasion in the history of both firms. “We are embarking on a great adventure and look forward to seeing what lies beyond the horizon in this shared future. We’re changing the African legal landscape for Africans, by Africans, bringing it to the world in the form of Kieti Law LLP.”