Kenyan lawyer to head global law firm’s Africa unit


Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates managing partner James Kamau. File Photo | Fredrick Onyango | NMG

Top American law firm by revenue, DLA Piper, has appointed James Kamau as chairman of DLA Piper Africa as it eyes more regional deals.

Mr Kamau, also the managing partner of Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates, succeeds Chris Ewing who has been at the helm for four years.

Mr Kamau has been a member of the board and the executive of DLA Piper Africa for the past four years.

The US firm said he had played a key role in the development of DLA Piper's Africa strategy. 

“James has been a leading figure in our Africa presence for many years and he was the natural choice to succeed Chris, said Andrew Darwin, DLA Piper global co-chairman in a statement.

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