Mwalo OmondiManaging Partner
He is the founder of the firm and founding Partner of Kevin and Associates LLP. He is currently the Managing Partner in the firm where he steers both strategical and corporate implementation of the firm’s policies and culture.
He thinks, analyses, dreams and applies law in the society. As an advocate of strict application of common sense, he believes you cannot practice law without it. In his free time, Mwalo reads on customary law, sociology, commerce and power. He is a problem-solver with a multi-dimensional approach including Alternative Dispute Resolution. As he says “lawyers are creatures of instructions” and therefore the client is the principal.
He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Tax Agent, Patent Agent, Anti-Money Laundering Agent, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public. He is a holder of Bachelor Degree in Laws (LLB), Post-graduate Diploma in law (PGD) and Master in Tax & Custom Administration. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and East Africa Law Society.
Mwalo has participated in complex high-stake dispute resolution involving huge sums of monies. For instance, he represented a client in a tax dispute involving a subject matter of over USD. 18,000,000.00 at the Tax Appeals Tribunal. He has also successfully represented clients in criminal court in allegations of tax evasion with a subject of between USD. USD. 5,000,000.00 – 10,000,000.00.
He has participated in precedent setting litigation on subjects such as Departure Prohibition Order, Agency Notices, Transfer Pricing.
He has also been involved in the drafting and formulation of cross-border joint venture instruments in the medical field and in the purchase of sophisticated medical equipment such as MRI Machines costing more than USD. 2,000,000.00.
Mwalo has been involved in financing and refinancing negotiation where multi-collateral is applied in the securitization of loans/facilities in Health, Manufacturing and Real Estate Development.
Key Specialisation Areas
- Tax and Custom Law.
- Commercial and Corporate Law.
- Conveyancing and Real Estate law.
- Betting and Gaming Law.
- Legal Audit and Compliance Management.
- Employment and Labour Relations Law.
- Customary law.