Law & Policy Consulting Expertise

An Overview


W&Co. strives to meet the specialist needs for legal policy makers and investors in Kenya and Eastern Africa in energy and natural resources (ENR), corporate law, and trade. The consultancy has worked with private clients, government parastatals, policy institutions and development organisations in:

  • Research and publications on law and policy development.

  • Targeted trainings, conferences and capacity building.

  • Commercial and investment dispute risk assessment and mitigation advisory.

We leverage our international consulting experience with the provision of quality legal representation and advice in Kenya. 

Here, we sample some of our work in our main areas of expertise>>  

ENR & Trade - Research and Policy Development


  • Working with an international energy organisation on policy documentation for cross-border oil & gas transit and trade.
  • Research contributions on Eastern Africa electricity power generation, transmission and cross border trade.
  • Part of the team in the Extractives Hub (London and Dundee), a DFID funded platform for country laws and regulations in oil & gas and mining.
  • Part of a Taskforce advising an Eastern African country’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
  • Part of a Taskforce advising on development of a regional international arbitration centre in Africa.
  • Working with the Strathmore University’s Extractives Baraza on a publication on mining laws in Kenya.
  • Part of a team researching into Kenya's oil & gas legislation on production sharing, local content and community engagement. 

Training and Capacity Building


  • Co-organizing the annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC), together with GBS Africa and I-Arb Africa. EAIAC has been for over 5 years, bringing together arbitration practitioners, governments, and private sector from across the globe to an annual conference in a different African city each year for capacity building and networking. 
  • Training government parastatals on dispute risk mitigation and dispute resolution in: PPPs and public procurement; PPAs and power transactions; and in oil & gas and mining.
  • Working with sector stakeholders on community engagement, public participation and gender issues in Kenya’s energy and extractives sectors.
  • Speaking and training in various workshops and conferences in investment, ENR and dispute resolution globally. 

Dispute Risk Assessment and Mitigation


  • Advising an East African power project on dispute risk avoidance and mitigation, including negotiating enforcement of contractor performance guarantees and delay damages. 
  • Advising a Tanzanian independent power producer (IPP) in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration against a Tanzanian state corporation, and in recognition and enforcement proceedings of the multi-million-dollar award under the New York Convention in Tanzania and in the UK.
  • Advising a Mozambique fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company in its corporate matters and representation in international arbitration and proceedings before the English Commercial Court. 
  • Advising foreign investors of a 5-Star hotel in Rwanda on strategy and pre-dispute matters.