Ms. Chege is the principal and founder at EMSI & Associates with 20 years in corporate and project finance advisory experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Over the years, she has acted on behalf of state-owned corporations, governments, multi-nationals, financial institutions and private funds.
She has advised governments and government related entities and private sector clients 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.
Ms. Chege leads the team based on her broad experience in advising on and drafting various agreements including Investment Agreements, Share Sale Agreements, PPP Agreements, PPAs, EPC and other Construction Contracts, Project Management and Professional Services Contracts based on MDB Contract Models and FIDIC Contract Models.
Ms. Chege has participated in the drafting of primary and subsidiary legislation in South Africa and Kenya in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She is qualified as a Certified PPP Practitioner – CP3P® and accredited CP3P® trainer and serves as a guest lecturer at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ms. Chege holds a 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 an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and member of the International Bar Association and has, since the Firm’s inception, been ranked as a Leading Lawyer in the Energy & Projects Sector – Kenya by Chambers Global.
Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Chege serves as a Steering Committee Member of the AU African Network of Women in Infrastructure (ANWIN) established by the African Union Commission. She serves as an independent board member of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and non-executive director of Development Initiatives Poverty Research Limited based in Bristol, United Kingdom.
Admissions & Accreditations
- Bar Admissions:
Advocate, High Court of Kenya
- Other Accreditations:
Certified PPP Practitioner (CP3P)
- 1998: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Nairobi, Kenya
- 2001: Master of Laws (LLB), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
- Project Finance & PPPs
- Corporate Finance
- Policy & Legislative Drafting
- Law Society of Kenya
- International Bar Association
- African Network of Women in Infrastructure
- Institute of Directors, Kenya Chapter