Bowmans has continued the development of its Kenyan tax practice with a pair of hires with Big Four and regulatory experience.
Two tax specialists have joined African law firm Bowmans as senior associates in Nairobi.
The hires of Fredrick Ogutu and Patience Mbugua on 1 May continue the expansion of the firm’s Kenyan tax practice, following the hires of tax associates Lynet Mwangi and Bernard Kirii from KPMG in March.
Ogutu spent eight years with Deloitte, rising to be a manager in the tax practice. He has experience of the tax implications of restructuring, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as well as cross-border tax, disputes, compliance and risk assessment.
Mbugua was hired from the Kenya Revenue Authority, where she spent the last year. Prior to that she spent seven years with PwC in Kenya, rising to assistant manager of tax controversy and dispute resolution. She has worked on tax audits, disputes and other litigation, relating to the banking, insurance, energy, telecommunications, infrastructure, consumer and hospitality sectors, as well as the state-owned and non-profit sectors.
Bowmans previously hired a Nairobi-tax team