Richard Odongo

Richard Odongo

Associate
Nairobi, Kenya: Coulson Harney LLP
T: +254 70 996 6000
E: richard.odongo@bowmanslaw.com
  • Overview
  • Experience

Overview

Richard Odongo is an Associate in our Nairobi office and a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice.

Richard has gained extensive experience in Corporate Commercial law; specifically advising on Intellectual Property law, Media and Entertainment law, Data Protection, Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Information Technology law.

Richard holds an LLB degree from Strathmore University (Nairobi), and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Richard is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.) (MCIArb); the Law Society of Kenya; and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya) Young Members’ Group.

Specialist Services

Relevant Experience

*Experience gained prior to joining Bowmans.

  • Acting for Helios Investment Partners, a leading Africa-focused private equity fund, in connection with its entry into a joint venture with Acorn Group Africa, a property development and project management firm, for the identification, acquisition, construction and development of real estate properties in Kenya, involving the unwinding of a pre-existing joint venture between British American Asset Management by Acorn and simultaneous entry into the joint venture with Helios.*
  • Acting for Actus Education Holdings in connection with its acquisition of shares in the Riara Group of Schools.*
  • Acting for a large British multinational chemicals company in connection with opposition proceedings instituted against a large British multinational car manufacturer, challenging the improper registration of an invalid trademark in Kenya and other key African jurisdictions.*
  • Acting for Airbnb in connection with the provision of local law advice on transport, alcohol, food, business licensing and public land laws.*
  • Acting for Malindi Solar Group, one of Kenya’s largest solar power project companies, in connection with obtaining tax and related exemptions on imported goods for construction of a solar power plant in Kenya.*
  • Acting for Vodacom (South Africa) in connection with the provision of local telecommunications advice on the regulation of Point of Presence equipment and provision of internet services in Kenya.*
  • Conducting a legal and corporate governance audit on a publicly listed company.*
  • Preparing letters of advice to various multinational companies in connection with regulatory issues such as industry-specific compliance requirements, setting up in Kenya, and corporate governance requirements.*
  • Acting for various clients in connection with the tax considerations of corporate and commercial acquisitions, reorganizations, and tax planning for companies in Kenya and East Africa.*
  • Advising a leading Kenyan real estate developer in connection with the tax and corporate structuring of a mixed-use real estate development involving retail, commercial and residential property as well as senior residence housing.*

Awards

  • Best Candidate – Module 1 Arbitration (2021) – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya.