World Tax Reviews

DLA Piper Africa (IKM Advocates)

The established law firm is part of DLA Piper’s international network and is well regarded for its tax controversy and litigation support services; however, the firm is also notable for its general corporate tax advisory, tax compliance and due diligence review, and can advise on multijurisdictional transactions. The core tax team of four dedicated practitioners include tax partners Caleb Langat and Milly Jalega.  

In February 2023, the tax team successfully defended ABSA Bank Kenya PLC in a $25m VAT dispute with the KRA at the Tax Appeals Tribunal and subsequently at the High Court. The precedential court ruling is impactful for the Kenyan banking industry.

Client feedback

''Understands the issues.''

''They are knowledgeable and provide practical advice considering both legal and commercial issues.''


The member firm of ENSafrica since 2019 specialises in tax controversy and offers various tax services including cross-border transactions, tax planning, tax structuring, and more. With a large pan-African network, the tax team has extensive experience assisting large-cap multinational firms with innovative solutions. Tax partner George Muthee is the key figure leading the tax practice.

Ong’anya Ombo Advocates

The Kenyan full-service law firm has a wealth of experience representing medium-sized firms and other variety of large-cap and small-cap companies in tax disputes and providing innovative solutions. In 2019, the firm became a member of the ALFA International network. The tax practice is led by managing partner Jack Ong’anya, with the support of tax partner Ombo Malumbe. 

Client feedback

‘’The company has a wide knowledge of taxation and emerging trends in taxes and possible solutions for all tax matters.’’

‘’Ong’anya and Ombo Advocates have excellent customer service and are very transparent when delivering their services. Every proposal they lay on the table works well for our business.’’

''Target and customer-oriented: this is a team which is well committed to fulfilling all their customer demands to ensure customer satisfaction. They always set hard targets and ensure that all are delivered positively.

Transparency: the firm is always open for negotiations to ensure that neither of the parties is subjected to exploitation in terms of invoicing. Invoicing is done in a very clear way.

Professionalism: the team's level of professionalism in service delivery always exceeds our expectations. Every piece of advice that they bring to the table has always worked positively and in favour of its clients.

Committed team: this is a committed team which works around the clock to ensure that their client's needs are well met. The team is always available whenever needed.''

Oraro & Company Advocates

The full-service law firm offers a one-stop-shop tax offering including contentious and non-contentious services for tax and transfer pricing. However, the firm specialises in tax disputes and has extensive experience advising on domestic and international tax, VAT, capital gains tax, customs and more. Founding partner George Oraro leads the tax practice with the support of tax partner Lilian Renee Omondi, who joined the firm in 2020. 

Client feedback

‘’Detailed approach, good communication, and research-based.’’