Rahma Karanja

Rahma Karanja joined the firm in 2004. Her areas of specialisation include energy, regulatory, corporate and commercial work, mergers and acquisitions, conveyancing and property law, employment law, banking law, environmental law and energy law.

Examples of key recent experience for Rahma include:-

  • Advising CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited in connection its rights issue of K.Shs. 4 billion. 
  • Advising as local counsel to the Lenders in syndicated project finance of US$120 million to Kwale International Sugar Company Limited relating to the Kwale Sugar Project.
  • Advising Housing Finance in connection with the issue Senior and Subordinated Floating Rate and Fixed Rate Notes of K.Shs. 10 billion. 
  • Acting for Energie Baden-Wüttemberg AG (EnBW) – as part of a consortium that will be setting up an IPP to generate wind powered electricity in Ngong, Kenya.
  • Acting as part of the team of legal transaction advisor to the Lenders providing project finance to Orpower Limited-responsible for generating electricity through the extraction of Geothermal energy.
  • Advising as part of the team of Kenyan counsel to lenders in the project financing of an HFO plant in Thika, Kenya.
  • Advising CfC Stanbic Bank as mandated lead arranger with respect to project finance for the development of a 60MW renewable energy wind park. 
  • Advising Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited and Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited part of the legal team in the acquisition of up to 60% of CFC Bank Limited.
  • Advising with the managing partner on the provision of syndicated finance to Menengai Oil Refineries of US$ 24million.
  • Advising TPS Kenya Limited in connection with the issue of a private placement bond for K.Shs. 1 billion.
  • Acting for a property developer in connection with the development and sale of 16 luxury villas. 
  • Acting with the Managing Partner on the issue of Kshs. 500 million subordinated notes by Fina Bank for purposes of Tier II capital.
  • Acting for a number of the firm’s clients in connection with the registration of trade-marks. 
  • Acting for a number of the firm’s banking clients in security matters including preparation of security documentation for both retail and corporate borrowers advising on requisite documentation, applying for and obtaining the relevant regulatory approvals and procurement of all consents and ensuring registration at the relevant registries.
  • Reviewing standard documentation used by a number of the firm’s banking clients and amending/advising on necessary amendments.
  • Acting for clients in the incorporation of companies and ancillary matters, (tasks include, reservation of the company name at the Registry of companies drafting the constitutive documents including the Memorandum and Articles of Association, and filing the same together with all attendant documentation.


Rahma Karanja is proficient in German.