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McKay is a full-service law firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. We have been providing high-quality advisory and transactional legal services for over 10 years.

At McKay, we understand that a client requires a tailored experience, and we devote ourselves to realising exactly that. We provide bespoke, practical and commercially-focused legal solutions through a relentless focus on clients' needs and teamwork. Our service delivery is always grounded on the following service standards:

●    swift responsiveness to clients;

●    bespoke application of the law to a client’s needs; and

●    service delivery with integrity.

McKay has a well-established client base growing in tandem with the economic developments and increased investments in the East Africa region. Our client base transcends all major economic sectors, including manufacturing, telecommunications, renewable energy, real estate, oil & gas, sports & gaming, finance & private equity, government, and quasi-government bodies, amongst others.

In order to deliver efficient and bespoke legal solutions to clients, McKay continually invests in growing its human resource capacity. The Firm currently has over 35 staff comprising senior partners, senior associates, associates and support staff with specialised knowledge and experience in the specific areas they work on.  

IFLR Reconginition

 2020, 2021, 2022

McKay has been recognised for the stellar work it has been involved in. Since 2018, the Firm has been consistently ranked and recognised as a Recommended Firm by IFLR 1000 for outstanding work in Finance, Energy, Mining, Mergers & Acquisitions and others. The Firm has also been feted by the Dubai-based African Excellence Awards as a leading corporate law firm in Asia, the Middle East and Africa region.

Our Core Values

At McKay we are driven by the following core values.

  • Efficiency: we recognise that our clients need efficient legal services to support their businesses and our lawyers apply an energised focus to work to achieve clients’ objectives on time;

  • Relationships: we believe in cultivating long-term, value-adding, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients. We, therefore, seek to gain a deep understanding of a client’s business and vision, and we then relentlessly work to ensure that the client not only attains its business objectives on time but also obtains value for money;

  • Availability: our lawyers are highly motivated and available to serve clients’ needs as and when required. We, therefore, ensure that at all times, we have adequate capacity to meet clients' needs;

  • Integrity: as we recognise that long-standing and successful businesses are built on the back of high moral standards and professional work ethic, we serve our clients with integrity.

  • Quality: crucially, we endeavour to deliver quality services that perfectly synchrony with clients’ requirements and stand the test of time.

Our Approach

In our service delivery, we employ a methodology and work plan that incorporates the following essential elements:


  • A key and firm focus on a client’s objectives by deploying a dedicated, competent and experienced hands-on team that benchmarks against internationally recognised standards;

  • Quality assurance by ensuring constant reviews at each stage of the assignments we have been assigned;

  • Regular consultations to ensure the delivery of the best possible services to a client; and

  • Proactive management of our assignments by undertaking regular reviews, assessments and rapid interventions to ensure that the desired timelines and deliverables are met.

Our Practice Areas

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