Project Finance & PPPs
Policy & Legislative Drafting
1998: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Nairobi, Kenya
2001: Master of Laws (LLB), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Advocate, High Court of Kenya
Certified PPP Practitioner (CP3P)
Law Society of Kenya
International Bar Association
African Network of Women in Infrastructure
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.
Since establishing the Firm in 2016, Mary has been ranked as a leading lawyer in the Energy & Projects Sector – Kenya by Chambers Global for three years in a row spanning 2018 – 2020. She is a Certified PPP Practitioner – CP3P® and accredited CP3P® trainer with the NEPAD Business Foundation and serves as a guest lecturer at higher institutions of learning specialising on the Legal and Regulatory Framework governing PPPs in Kenya. Passionate about the African continent, she is a frequent panelist and moderator in local and regional conferences on topics around energy, infrastructure and investing on the African continent.
Mary currently serves as an Independent Director, and Chairperson of the Audit, Governance & Compliance Committee, of the Nairobi Area Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and is a Founding Member of the African Network for Women in Infrastructure (ANWIn) of the African Union Commission.