Wairimu Karanja is Director of EnVantage Law, a legal advisory providing legal, investment and policy advice in corporate, energy and natural resources (ENR) and trade matters across Eastern Africa. She has previously worked in leading Kenyan and international firms.
Wairimu has over 10 years' legal experience in: energy and natural resources; infrastructure development; private equity, mergers & acquisitions and transactional work; corporate law; employment and immigration law; Intellectual Property law; legislative and policy research; and international arbitration in investment and commercial transactions. She is also finalising a Master's Degree in Energy Law and Policy (LLM) at the University of Dundee's Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) (June 2018).
Wairimu has organised and spoken in conferences on investment and international disputes, and has contributed to books and publications on ENR, international dispute resolution, and investment in Africa. She is a member of: The Law Society of Kenya; The Energy Insitute; The Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA); Women in African Power (a Power Africa Initiative); Association of Women in the Extractive Industries in Kenya (AWEIK); Women and Business Women for Africa (LABFA); and 254Network of Kenyan Women Professionals.
Wairimu is also involved in pro-bono advisory on matters of sustainable development and training of young professionals.
Languages: English, Kiswahili