Corporate generalist lawyer with substantial in-house legal experience and litigation/ law firm experience. An expert in Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Place a high premium on providing pre-emptive legal support in English. Focus on banking law and compliance, policy and legislative drafting, Anti-money laundering, commercial law, contract drafting, conveyancing, telecommunications, negotiation and corporate law.
Education And Qualifications
Master of Laws (Corporate and Commercial Law) United Kingdom (December 2012 – In Progress)
University of London
The Kenya School of Law Higher Diploma in Law Kenya (January 2007 – December 2007)
University of Westminster (September 2002 – July 2003)
Post Graduate Diploma in the Legal Practice Course United Kingdom
LL. B (Honors) United Kingdom (September 1999 – June 2002)
University College Northampton
B. A. Psychology Kenya (April 1996 – June 1999)
United States International University–Africa
LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE ADVISOR (June 2013 to date)
FINANCIAL REPORTING CENTRE – (SECONDED FROM CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA)
-Providing guidance on AML/CFT risk awareness.
-Develop and maintain internal and external AML/CFT compliance manuals, policies, procedures and systems.
-Act as the contact officer for matters such as compliance and suspicion.
-Maintain a working knowledge of relevant regulatory issues and country laws and regulations.
-Develop, implement and maintain and compliance program
LEGAL COUNSEL – GOVERNORS DEPARTMENT (August 2011 to June 2013)
CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA
-Advise the Governor and senior staff on all enacted legislation
-Draft legislation and executive orders
-Track legislation in progress, handle legislative inquiries, and communicate with legislators and legislative staff on a regular basis regarding a variety of issues;
-Ensure laws and regulations relevant to the Bank are well researched and appropriately drafted
-Act as a liaison with any outside legal counsel retained to handle specific legal affairs
CONSULTANT (December 2010 to July 2011)
MUNENE & MWANGI ADVOCATES
-Handling commercial transactions such as securities, debentures, lease work, company formations, registration of trademarks, joint ventures, carrying our legal research and giving legal opinions on different points of the law, sales of asset and shareholdings, employment and other service contracts, wills, trusts, probate and registration of offshore companies in addition to doing conveyancing work such as drafting Agreements for sale, transfers, share transfers, conveyances, probate and administration and any other legal work that comes to the firm
SENIOR LAWYER (September 2009 – November 2010)
MOBISERVE KENYA LIMITED (TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY)
-Draft and Review contracts
-Advise the Organization as to liability incurred by actions of agents and officers
-Mediation of disputes
-Research and presentation or legal opinion and/or advice
ASSOCIATE (July 2008 to August 2009)
RAFFMAN DHANJI ELMS & VIRDEE ADVOCATES
-Supervising more junior members of the team;
-Handling commercial transactions such as securities
-Debentures, lease work, company formations, registration of trademarks, joint ventures, carrying our legal research and giving legal opinions on different points of the law, sales of asset and shareholdings, employment and other service contracts, wills, trusts, probate and registration of offshore companies in addition to doing conveyancing work such as drafting Agreements for sale, transfers, share transfers, conveyances, probate and administration and any other legal work that comes to the firm.
ASSOCIATE (January 2006 to June 2008)
WARUHIU K’OWADE & NG’ANG’A ADVOCATES
LAWYER/LEGAL ASSISTANT (October 2004 – December 2005)
P. M. WAMAE & COMPANY ADVOCATES
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