The Founding Partner, David Ochieng is one of the few eminent experts in East Africa on International trade and economic law. He has for the last eight years been engaged in advising the Governments of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, the East African Community Partner States and the EAC Secretariat on international trade and the legal components of regional integration. He has practiced in the fields of international trade, competition, investment policy, procurement, taxation and development with the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Government of Kenya, the European Commission, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA, Kenya), Actionaid International, the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development, as well as the Kenya Human Rights Commission. Ochieng is adept at legal, regulatory and institutional compliance as well as managing of international legal relations. Between 2005 and 2006, Mr. Ochieng was a law lecturer at the Kenya School of Professional Studies.
An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Mr. Ochieng holds a Masters of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Switzerland and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Moi University in Kenya. For Legal Practice he earned a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He also has specialization certificates in WTO Dispute Settlement (granted jointly by the WTO Training Institute, University of Pretoria and the University of Western Cape), and in Human Rights and Development (from the Good Governance Academy, Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria).
His areas of practice include:
- Commercial law
- International trade and commercial transactions
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Investment law
- Banking law
- Insurance law
- Conveyance and securities law