Peter M. Waiyaki is the Partner responsible for Strategy and Development. He is an accomplished practitioner ranked as a Top Commercial Lawyer by Chambers Global and IFLR 1000 over several years. He was admitted to the Roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya in 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Peter previously worked as the founding Chief Executive of the Central Depository & Settlement Corporation in Kenya and oversaw the automation of the clearing, delivery and settlement of trades on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
He is heavily involved in capital markets transactions and advisory work and counts among his clients the securities exchange, the central depository, investment banks, fund managers and stock brokers. He has been heavily involved in initiatives to introduce REITS, Derivatives and Exchange Traded Funds on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. He has successfully advised Stanlib Kenya Ltd in the establishment, and listing of units of the first listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in Kenya: the Stanlib Fahari I-REIT an income REIT. He is currently working for several other clients who expect to list REIT securities on the NSE. Peter is also a notary public, a certified public secretary and an arbitrator. Peter sits on boards of several private companies and charitable organizations.
His areas of expertise include:
- Capital markets
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Corporate finance
- Arbitration and dispute resolutions
- Corporate restructuring and re-organizations
- Real estate structuring