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Why Lawyer Adil is the Deal

Adil Khawaja, according to Bloomberg profiles has an impeccable career and currently works as a Managing Partner in Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews. The 48 years old renowned lawyer has 23-years of experience and a profound understanding of real estate, environmental and planning law, commercial litigation, and arbitration.

Lawyer Adil HHM enrolled for his LLB Hons in 1990 and attained in 1993. He was enrolled as a trainee at Hamiltons Harrison and Mathews till 1994 then went ahead did his Diploma in Laws (Bar finals) from Kenya School of Law in the same year. In 1995, he was promoted to an ASSOCIATE at the Hamiltons Harrison and Mathews law firm, a week after sitting for his Bar finals. He has held this position for half a decade.

Lawyer Adil

The CEO of Hamiltons Harrison and Mathews law firm unveiled him as a PARTNER in 2001 and after several years of exemplary service, he stepped down in 2013. Adil Khawaja acted as the Law Society of Kenya Elections Scrutineer between 2007 and 2010 which later saw him being endorsed by LSK to the Judiciary Committee responsible for the renovation of the new Milimani Commercial Courts.

Lawyer Adil Khawaja earned a Masters’s Degree in Law from one of Kenya’s Higher institutions of learning, The University of Nairobi proving that he is an experienced and resourceful lawyer with a strong educational background. Besides that, he also has a graduate degree from The University of Sheffield. It is for his vast experience that he has repeatedly been the Band 1, ranking from chambers and partners one of the world’s leading directory of lawyers.

His clients also gave him a sterling review in this year’s rankings and describe him as the lawyer to go-to for any matter. He has a proper understanding of the market and he does provide practical advice. Adil Khawaja is remarked in this year’s Legal 500 and that is attributed to his deep knowledge of Kenyan and the global environment. That adds to recognition as a top lawyer by IFLR 1000. His clientele is majorly investors or global companies seeking to business beyond Kenya and Africa to the world.

Adil Khawaja Foundation

Adil is the founding member of his non-profit foundation which is actively involved in Community Involvement and Pro Bono.

Below are some of his accomplishments ;

  • Appointed Board of Trustees Kenya Wildlife Service. Chairman of the Human Capital and Finance Committee, 2011 – 2014
  • Honorary Warden Kenya Wildlife Service, 2004 – 2013
  • Board of Trustees Friends of Conservation. A non-profit wildlife conservation organization, 2006 – 2011
  • Law Society of Kenya Committee seconded to the Judiciary, Committee responsible for the renovation of the new Commercial Courts at Milimani, 2007 – 2011
  • Law Society of Kenya Elections Scrutineer, 2007 – 2010
  • Member of the National Environment Council under the National Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act, 2005 – 2009

Adil Rhino Charge

Lawyer Adil Khawaja

Mr Adil Khawaja during Rhino 2018 Prize Giving

In 2018, Adil Khawaja was invited to be a new director of Rhino Ark, a position he cordially accepted. Rhino Ark is a charitable trust founded in 1988 to support conservation in Kenya. They develop sustainable solutions for mountain forest ecosystems and biodiversity areas. Together with his team, Car 44 including Mario Brigetti, Abid Khawaja, Jameel Sheikh, Massimiliano Brigetti, Nelson Lekamisi, Adil were able to clinch the Third Highest Cash Sponsorship having raised KES 16,217,000.

In 2019, Adil Khawaja’s Team AK-44 of car 44 won The Victor Ludorum. The prestigious award takes into consideration both the charge distance and fundraise. The team fundraised a total of KES 17,000,003  in which they came close to winning.


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