Patrick Karanja

Patrick is a Partner and the Head of Strategy and Consulting at PKC Advocates. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the legal profession having worked as a senior corporate lawyer with leading law firms and international organizations.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree – Moi University
  • Master of Science in Management and Organizational Development  – United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa)
  • Master of Law (LL.M) in Trade and Investment Law – University of  Nairobi (ongoing)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Kenya School of Law
  • Post graduate qualifications:  Legal Practice, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property and Sustainability
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • Notary Public
  • Patent and Trademarks Agent

Professional Membership:

  • Member, American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • Member, Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS)
  • Member, East Africa Law Society (EALS)
  • Member, Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
  • Arthur Helton Fellow
  • Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) Alumni
  • Member, East Africa Law Society Business and Human Rights Committee
  • General Counsel for various multinational corporations and international nonprofit organizations
  • Board Member – Daraja Kenya Initiative – Supporting Daraja Academy (Championing education and empowerment of girls from marginalised rural and urban poor communities (
  • Board Member – Kijani Institute for Cross Cultural Communication

Areas of Practice:-

  • Incorporation and restructuring of legal entities (companies, businesses and nonprofits)
  • Drafting and reviewing complex commercial contracts/agreements
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Immigration and work permits
  • Drawing wills, setting up trusts, estate planning and succession planning
  • Probate and Succession of Estates
  • Corporate Governance and regulatory compliance
  • Investment Due Diligence
  • Transaction Advisory  – Energy Oil and Gases, real estate, infrastructure, public private partnerships
  • Provident Funds and Private Equities.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Structured Trade Finance
  • Project Finance

International development and rule of law consulting – Consultant Project Lead – Africa for UK based global charity, Advocates for International Development (A4ID)