Rachel Mbai


Kaplan & Stratton
Williamson House
4th Ngong Avenue
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 20 5145200 | +254 20 2841000

Email: rmbai@kapstrat.com
Web: www.kaplanstratton.com

Rachel Mbai is a Kenya Advocate, Commissioner of Oaths and Notary Public. After admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, she joined Kaplan & Stratton in 1991.

Her work encompasses property acquisition/disposal and development, property laws, property finance and loan securities and private client work. She is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.

Kaplan & Stratton has a full service property department specialising in commercial property and conveyancing. We focus on development, investment planning and real estate dispute resolution providing advice across the full spectrum of the commercial and residential property industry.

Over the years, the firm has gained a reputation for executing the largest and most complex real estate deals with accuracy and speed – many of which are the first of their kind.

We act for institutional investors (including pension funds, life companies and a wide variety of other institutions), for overseas investors, and for property companies in all aspects of property investment (both direct and indirect).

We are recognised as one of the leading Real Estate practices in Kenya by Chambers Global.

Kaplan & Stratton is a premier law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services and solutions for domestic and international clients. The firm has a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the East African region. International and cross-border work forms an important part of our business.
The firm was established in 1938. The firm comprises 17 partners, all of whom are Kenyan citizens. There are fifteen partners in the Commercial Department and seven partners practice in our Dispute Resolution Department, supported by a team of over 40 associates. A number of interns and paralegal staff make up our full complement. This makes us the largest legal practice in East Africa.

Our clients are private and public companies from Kenya and abroad, local and international banks, development finance agencies and non-government organisations in all sectors of the economy.

We advise on business law, corporate finance and capital markets, project finance, financial services, banking, power, telecommunications law, infrastructure, transport, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, and horticulture.

We represent clients in litigation and provide dispute resolution advice in all of these areas. The firm also works as Kenyan counsel for many international law firms and their clients mainly from Europe, North America, Asia and South Africa.

To meet the expectations of our clients we have arranged our practice so as to provide teams of lawyers for large-scale transactions when needed. Our transaction teams are led by experienced partners who stay closely involved in all aspects of the matter.

In addition to being Kenyan advocates, Kaplan & Stratton provides notary and commissioner services. A number of our lawyers are English trained, having gained experience as barristers or solicitors before coming to Kenya. With Kenya’s commercial laws drawing on laws from Commonwealth jurisdictions, and particularly the English system, there is a distinct advantage in having dual-qualified partners and associates in the practice.

Kaplan & Stratton is a founder member of Lex-Africa, a leading network of independent law firms spanning 28 African countries.

Our objective is to provide high quality legal and commercial advice through an efficiently managed professional practice that will facilitate our clients’ business dealings in Kenya and elsewhere in the East African region.

“The “very highly rated” Rachel Mbai is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global 2014 and is praised by peers for her experience in big-ticket work. Rachel is also recommended for her “very sound advice” on real estate issues and is a well-known name in the real estate sector.”
Chambers & Partners