Name: Adil Khawaja
Firm Name: Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
Jurisdiction: Kenya
Practice Area: Real Estate Law

Telephone: +254 20 3258294
Fax: +254 20 3258222

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Adil Khawaja as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Kenya. If you wish to get in touch with Adil please use the contact information provided above.

Adil Khawaja has 20 years experience and in-depth knowledge in real estate, environmental and planning law, aviation, project finance, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, commercial litigation and arbitration. He is one of the most renowned lawyers in Kenya with respect to real estate, project development, planning and environmental law. He has dealt with complicated land issues in Kenya and undertaken many complex company restructurings, realizations and schemes of arrangement for banks. He has advised on numerous mergers and acquisition transactions including one of the largest multi-million takeovers in Kenya. Adil Khawaja is recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000, Legal 500, and Chambers Global (all internationally recognized legal directories).

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Planning & Environmental
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity
  • Banking and Finance
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Competition/Anti-Trust
  • Aviation
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Arbitration
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology.


Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (1994).


  • 1994: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)
  • 1990 – 1993: University of Sheffield: LLB Hons.


  • 2013 to present : Managing Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
  • 2001 to 2013: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
  • 1995 to 2000 : Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
  • 1993 to 1994 : Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Firm Description:

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is one of Kenya’s highly acclaimed law firms, with a tradition of excellence dating back to 1902. HH&M has built up a reputation as an innovative, experienced, responsive and highly-skilled firm with the capacity and technical expertise to offer practical legal solutions to both corporate and individual clients.

HH&M has consistently been rated as top tier dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law firm in Kenya by various international legal directories including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500.

The firm is one of Kenya’s largest law firms with a dedicated team comprised of 14 Partners and 24 Associates who are supported by a team of over 40 legal assistants, administrative and paralegal staff.  We offer legal services to clients all over Kenya and have our primary office in Nairobi and a second office in Mombasa.

HH&M provides a full range of legal services to an extensive client base which includes local and foreign companies, individuals, state corporations and Non-Governmental Organizations.