• 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 seventeen years’ experience in advising governments, state-owned corporations and international companies on a broad range of corporate and project finance transactions primarily in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

She has led and participated in multi-jurisdictional teams to advise clients in all stages of transactions, ranging from origination, document negotiation to closing. Services have included advising on market entry strategies, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures & partnerships, undertaking due diligence investigations as well as advising on intellectual property registrations, protection and licensing.

In the energy and infrastructure sector, she has advised on various projects ranging from large multipurpose dams, CCGT power plants, geothermal power plants, solar PV power plants, cross-border gas pipelines, bulk fuel storage and handling facilities as well as BRT and Broadband Network projects.

Ms. Chege is ranked as a leading lawyer in her field by Chambers Global and has been described as “highly valued by clients for her stellar service and expertise in projects and energy”. In 2017, she received the Distinguished Women Leadership Excellence Award from the Centre for Economic & Leadership Development. Passionate about the African continent, she is a regular speaker in regional meetings and conferences covering topics on energy and infrastructure.

Practice Areas 

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