William is a leading Corporate Commercial lawyer with over twenty six years post admission experience and the Partner in Charge of the Corporate Commercial Department.
William advises both local and international clients on transactions of varied complexity and has gained immeasurable experience in handling complex transactions both locally internationally. His areas of practice include Commercial and Corporate Law, Education, EmploymentLaw, Estate Planning, Immigration Law, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Law, Intellectual Property, Legislative drafting and Non-Governmental Organizations/ Not for Profit.
William’s most cherished achievement is having introduced the teaching of Intellectual Property Law for the first time in Kenya at the University of Nairobi in the mid 1990s. He is a recognised authority in the field of intellectual property in Kenya.
William has also distinguished himself as a leading practitioner in the non-governmental/not for profit sector in which he has built an enviable portfolio of both local and international clients, including virtually all leading Universities in the US which run non-profit programmes in Kenya.
William was recently appointed a member of INTA’S Africa Global Advisory Council (AGAC) for the 2018-2019 year. AGAC is one of INTA’s regional advisory councils which advise the global organisation on regional public policy and advocacy issues relating to Intellectual Property.
William is regularly invited to present papers on Intellectual Property Law at local and international conferences.
Since 2006, William has been a resource person engaged by the World Bank (Washington) in research on Kenyan commercial laws relating to corporate governance which forms the Kenyan chapter of the World Bank annual report known as “Doing Business”.
William plays a key role in the thought leadership initiatives of the Firm by regularly writing and publishing articles on topical legal issues affecting the Firm’s clients as well as the general public.