S. Okalle Makanda

Senior Partner

Makanda is the Managing Partner at MNO Advocates LLP, he oversees the Commercial & Corporate law practice group as well as private estate legal planning. He has advised small to medium enterprises, financial institutions, angel investors, venture capital investors and private equity funds on debt financing, mergers and acquisitions as
well as a variety of corporate and transactional matters. He assists his clients grow from formation, through structuring and restructuring as well as in onboarding new investment and financing through bank loans, senior debt from international lenders, convertible loans, public and private bonds and equity investment. He has an excellent
understanding of both conventional and Islamic financing. Makanda also advises individual clients and families and assists in private estate planning through formation or joining of family offices, private trusts, charitable trusts and foundations, wills as well as intergenerational transitioning of estate.

He advises on opportunities available both locally and offshore for the most efficient custody and management of private estate. Having worked for over nine years with a leading law firm and bank,

Makanda brings a unique combination of legal and business experience to his practice.

Makanda is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, an Arbitrator and a certified Legal and Governance Auditor.