Michael Nyaga Karanja

Michael Nyaga Karanja


Michael Nyaga Karanja

Head of Corporate & Commercial Department

Executive Background

Michael Nyaga Karanja is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and serves as the head of the Corporate and Commercial Department at KNG & Co. Advocates LLP. With a strong background in corporate and commercial law, Michael primarily works with financial institutions and corporations, focusing on areas such as banking and finance, private equity, capital markets, and corporate tax law.

Michael’s expertise extends to advising clients on various cross-border transactions, including complex financings involving multiple levels of creditors, distressed loan acquisitions and disposals, fund formation, and advisory and investment work. He is well-versed in navigating the legal intricacies of these transactions and provides valuable guidance to both financial institutions and corporations.

In addition to his corporate and commercial practice, Michael Nyaga Karanja is an accomplished expert in competition law matters. He advises corporations and individuals on significant aspects of competition law, including merger and acquisition notifications within Kenya and the COMESA region. He also deals with other complex matters such as licensing and supervision of authorized credit and financial institutions, investment funds, credit acquisition and servicing regimes and structures, and administrative service providers/fiduciaries.

Michael’s dedication to public service is evident through his pursuit of a Ph.D. in Public Policy at the University of Nairobi. He aims to use his expertise and knowledge to propose and implement policies that benefit the country as a whole. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s in Political Science (MA) from the University of Leeds.

As the head of the Corporate and Commercial Department, Michael Nyaga Karanja brings a wealth of experience and a passion for making a positive impact through his legal practice and public policy initiatives.


  • Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.), University of Nairobi
  • Masters in Political Science (MA), University of Leeds
  • Ph.D. Public Policy, University of Nairobi


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