• 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


  • English
  • Kiswahili

Mary Chege

Mary Chege is the principal at EMSI & Associates with over sixteen 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.

Practice Areas 

  • Project Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Policy & Legislative Drafting

Practice Licence 

  • Kenya
  • South Africa