Alexandra Kontos is one of the founding members of Walker Kontos and is currently the Senior Partner of the Firm. She has qualified as an Advocate in three jurisdictions and has practised in Kenya as a corporate and commercial lawyer since 1979. Alexandra is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya) Chapter as well as a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths.
Alexandra specialises in corporate and commercial work with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions including transnational acquisitions and in banking and corporate finance. She has led the legal teams involved in the establishment of joint ventures, as well as in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructuring, and management buy-outs in Kenya, the East Africa region and Ghana. She has also variously advised on all kinds of banking and financial transactions. Alexandra is also an experienced property and insurance lawyer.
Alexandra is fluent in English, Greek, French, Italian and Amharic, all of which she reads and writes and has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, IFLR and Legal 500.
M&A Law Practice:
The firm has been involved in some of the largest M&A transactions in the region. We have acted in M&A transactions across a number of sectors as diverse as advertising, aviation, banking, horticulture, the hospital ity sector, mortgage finance, pharmaceuticals, insurance and insurance brokering as well as edible oils manufacturing.
We have also acted in most of the recent transactions involving banks and financial institutions in Kenya. Our M&A work extends to advising on joint ventures, partnerships, management buy-outs and equity participations. The growth and importance of Kenya as a regional hub has seen the firm extend its wings by undertaking large acquisitons in East, Central and West Africa.An expanding portfolio of PE-type investment over the last few years has evolved into more strategic acquisitions into sectors that service retail demand in particular. The firm’s role in such transactions is frequently independent, although we have also worked with most of the well-known international firms as local counsel.
Walker Kontos :
Founded in 1988 and based in Nairobi, the firm offers a full range of corporate and commercial legal services in Kenya and East Africa. Walker Kontos and its advocates are consistently ranked amongst the leaders in their fields by international publications Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.
Walker Kontos has grown to comprise 9 partners and 11 associates. We pride ourselves in identifying and nurturing home-grown talent with impressive local and international qualifications in law and finance.
The firm strives to be a one-stop-shop for its clients, with client-care and client satisfaction being our primary objective. The firm’s clients represent a broad spectrum of industries at home and abroad and include some of the more recognised blue-chip brands. The growth in importance of Kenya as both a hub and an investment destination has seen the firm extend its services to transactions in East, Central and West Africa, particularly in the fields of M&A in regulated sectors. While independent and with offices only in Nairobi, Walker Kontos maintains strong professional ties with like-minded practices in Africa, the UK and the USA that allow us to give a range and quality of services expected of the top legal brands. Walker Kontos has acted in milestone and some of the largest M&A and corporate finance transactions in East Africa. In addition, the firm has a solid reputation in civil litigation, particularly in the fields of banking, finance and administrative law.
The firm operates from its own premises in the Upper Hill area of Nairobi, with easy access to the CBD and the wider business hubs of the City.