Christine Mugenyu is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department

Credentials

Education

  • University of Nairobi, Faculty of law. Bachelor of Law (LLB) (2011 – 2015)
  • Kenya School of Law (2016)

Professional Qualifications

  • Law Society of Kenya

Key experience

  • She has assisted in representing the country’s Electoral and Boundaries Commission in the election petitions resulting from the 2017 general elections most particularly the presidential election petitions and also engaged in research rendering opinions on various electoral law matters.
  • She has also assisted in various arbitrations that the firm is handling. She has played a key role in the research of various international commercial issues and assisted in the drafting of key legal documents used in arbitration of construction disputes.
  • She has assisted a partner in acting for various clients in defending claims relating to employment law which includes work injury claims, wrongful dismissal and termination, redundancies. The brief also entailed rendering advisory opinions on termination procedures and negotiating out-of-court settlements.
  • She was involved in defending a well known Kenyan Company against liquidation proceedings by seeking the appointment of an administrator which was the first application of its kind in Kenya under the new Insolvency Act, 2015. She assisted a Partner and Senior Associate in the research of these novel issues and in the rendering of opinions to the client.
  • She has been involved in defending claims against leading media companies for defamation. She has also assisted in the drafting of defences and the rendering of opinions to these institutions.
  • She has assisted in public procurement matters before the Public Procurement Review Board in which the public procurement process in the award of tenders was being challenged.
  • She has been part of the team assisting in debt recovery litigation. She has assisted in the rendering of legal opinions, preparation of pleadings, filing of suits in court and negotiation of out of court settlements.
  • She has also been involved and assisted in defending banking institutions in the exercise of their statutory power of sale. She has also assisted in successfully opposing the grant of injunctions halting the exercise of the statutory power of sale. This has entailed the rendering of legal opinions and the negotiation of out of court settlements.
  • She has assisted a partner in defending companies in various intellectual property rights especially trademarks.
  • She has gained tremendous knowledge in insurance litigation claims. She has assisted in the prosecuting and defending of negligence claims for their insured. She has been involved in the drafting of legal opinions and negotiating out of court settlements on the behalf of insurance companies.

Experience record

  • 2014

    Legal Research Assistant at Kenya Red Cross Society, South C, Nairobi (Headquarters)

  • 2015

    Legal Assistant at Andrew Kariuki & Co.Advocates, Nyeri

  • 2017

    Pupilage at IKM

  • 2018

    Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department.

Languages spoken

  • 100
English - Excellent
  • 80
English - Good