Practice Areas:

Project Finance & PPPs

Corporate Finance

Policy & Legislative Drafting


1998: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Nairobi, Kenya

2001: Master of Laws (LLB), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

  Bar Admissions:

Advocate, High Court of Kenya



Law Society of Kenya

International Bar Association

International Project Finance Association

Association of Women in Energy & Extractives, Kenya




Mary Chege

Mary Chege is the principal at EMSI & Associates with over seventeen years’ experience in advising on a broad range of transactions across Sub-Saharan Africa. In her various positions, she has acted for a cross-section of clients ranging from project sponsors, public entities and corporate clients in the infrastructure, energy, financial services, mining and ICT sectors.

She has led and participated in multi-jurisdictional teams in various corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and disposals and joint venture arrangements across several countries including Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, amongst others.  Ms. Chege has advised clients on market entry strategies as well as project development, structuring and financing.

Over the years, she has also been involved in the development and drafting of various primary and subsidiary legislation both in South Africa and Kenya. She has worked closely with policy making institutions, government departments, legislators, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders to draft and advocate legislation in the public finance, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Ms. Chege is ranked as a leading lawyer in her field by Chambers Global 2018 in the Energy and Projects Sector in Kenya. In 2017, she also received the Distinguished Women Leadership Excellence Award from the Centre for Economic & Leadership Development.  Passionate about the African continent, she serves on various private and public sector boards and is a regular speaker in regional meetings and conferences covering topics on energy and infrastructure.

Ms Chege holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is currently qualifying as a Certified PPP Practitioner – CP3P® and is an accredited CP3P® Foundation Phase trainer.