John Mwangi is an Associate in the Commercial & Corporate practice at IKM Advocates.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Nairobi-School of Law, Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree (2009 – 2013)
  • Kenya School of Law (2014)
  • Strathmore University, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (2011)

Professional Qualifications

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • ACCA Affiliate
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2016)

Key experience

  • Formed part of the team acting for a leading private equity fund proposing to invest in one of the local banks. The brief entailed carrying out a legal due diligence on the bank and preparing the relevant transaction documents.
  • Formed part of the team acting for a global engine manufacturing company looking to enter into a joint venture with one of the leading suppliers of generators, motorbikes, tuk tuks, marine engines, construction equipment and a wide range of automotive and engineering products in the region. The brief entailed carrying out a legal due diligence on the local company and preparing the relevant transaction documents.
  • Involved in the successful application by a low cost airline for a Kenyan air service licence. The brief involved a restructure of the company to meet local shareholding requirements, attending a public hearing on behalf of the client and advising on several regulatory issues.

Experience record

  • 2013

    Intern, Legal department – Libya Oil Kenya Limited

  • 2015

    Pupil – IKM Advocates

  • 2016

    Associate, Commercial & Corporate practice – IKM Advocates

Languages spoken

  • 100
English - Excellent
  • 80
Kiswahili - Good