Commercial Law

Infrastructure and PPPs

MMC’s lawyers are at the forefront of shaping the emerging area of Public Private Partnerships and Independent Project Developments, which are growing rapidly in the East African Region, especially in the transportation and energy sectors.

Governments and private individuals are keen to tap private sector financing and technical expertise to Design, Build and Finance, Purchase and Lease Back, Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain major infrastructure and energy facilities.

MMC is deeply involved in the development of innovative structures to facilitate the collaboration between the public and private sectors.

         Notable transactions

  • MMC is currently acting as the lead legal counsel acting for the PPP Unit, National Treasury in the Kenya Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership project for construction of hostels in five public universities in Kenya. This is one of the largest and among the first infrastructure projects to be undertaken in Kenya by the Government under the public private partnership model. MMC has been key in the completion of the feasibility study on the above project as well as conclusive conducting due diligence on the land involved therein.
  • Advising the University of Nairobi’s commercial arm, University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited, in structuring a proposed public private partnership for the development of a hotel, conference centre, mall and serviced apartments on a prime seven acres a parcel of land in the heart of Nairobi
  • Advising a consortium that was negotiating option agreements for a proposed mixed-use development on about 3,000 acres in Arusha, Tanzania. The mandate included legal structuring of the proposed mixed-use development that sought to convert coffee estates on the outskirts of Arusha into the new commercial central business district of Arusha, and that would involve elements of public private partnerships on the development of a ring road for the greater Arusha area and development of a power plant to run on natural gas.


        MMC has been endorsed by IFLR1000 as a recommended firm in Energy and Infrastructure.

       MMC’s Partners have been endorsed by IFLR1000 with Bernard Musyoka being endorsed by IFLR1000 as     “highly regarded” in Project Development.