Overview

Norah Mugambi is an Associate/Knowledge Manager in the Singapore office of Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities Practice, qualified to practice as an attorney in Kenya, New York and England and Wales.

Norah’s principal areas of practice include advising multinational entities, private companies, and financial institutions on cross-border M&A, strategic alliances and joint ventures and private equity investments.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Swahili

Experience

  • Represented an oil and gas development joint venture company based in Nigeria in relation to: (i) its potential dual listing on the Lagos and London Stock Exchanges; (ii) and in connection with its US$400 million financing and acquisition of oil mining leases in the Niger Delta being the first transaction of its type in relation to divestiture of assets by IOC’s in the country; and (iii) in relation to the negotiations on the access to drill rigs.
  • Represented a US based energy company with funding-raising and listing on London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market.
  • Represented a private company on the acquisition of interests in potash mining licences in Ethiopia.
  • Represented a private company on the acquisition of interest in a TSX listed company that holds gold mining licences in Tanzania and Namibia.
  • Represented a Kazakhstan based manganese and nickel producer with a proposed listing on the London Stock Exchange’s AiM Market.
  • Represented of US based financial institution on its acquisition of an international card charge company with operations in the UK.
  • Represented a consortium of African based investors in relation to: (i) the proposed sale of oil exploration rights off-shore Equatorial Guinea to a Chinese state owned entity, and (ii) the preparation for a proposed farm-in of the offshore block including co-ordinating the client’s data rooms.
  • Represented of a NYSE-listed group that is one of the largest government services companies worldwide, providing consulting and programming operations services, in connection with establishing its UK operations and in relation to its acquisition of the entire of the share capital of a UK based provider of employment training services.
  • Represented a Kenyan based venture capital fund in preparing its Environmental Social and Governance management system required by the Commonwealth Development Corporation, Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (“Norfund”) and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V (“FMO”).

Education

University of Kent, LLM, International Commercial Law

Distinction

Kenya School of Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Law

University of Nairobi, LLB

Upper Second Class Honours

Admissions

  • Kenya
  • New York
  • England and Wales