Daniel Odhiambo

Professional Experience

Daniel Odhiambo had a passion for information Technology but was influenced by his father to do law. He has enjoyed the best of both worlds as he represents technology companies in Intellectual Property. He is an avid courtroom lawyer with experience in high value commercial disputes in arbitration and litigation. He has also engaged in local and international commercial transactions where he has advised clients on Intellectual Property, mergers, acquisitions, investment treaties and Public International law concerns. Other practice areas include Constitutional and Electoral law and Non-Governmental Organization’s operations.

Highlights

  • Legal consultant for Pharmacy and Poisons Board (Kenya) in developing regulatory framework on parallel importation of medicine in Kenya.
  • Represented the Judicial Service Commission in several Employment matters filled by former magistrates.
  • Part of the legal team representing the Judiciary regarding the acquisition of Elgon Place for the setting up of the Court of Appeal.
  • Part of the legal team representing a bank in a suit involving breach of guarantees of over twenty million dollars in a construction dispute.
  • Represented two companies seeking over Four million dollars in an insolvency petition against a supermarket chain in the High Court of Kenya.
  • Represented IEBC in several petitions following the 2017 General elections.
  • Represented a leading telecommunications company in a Court of Appeal case regarding governmental access to information held by telecommunication’s companies.
  • Engaged by the Council of Legal Education for the Advocates Training Program.
  • Advised a regional logistics company through a redundancy process.
  • Represented foreign beneficiaries in a local probate and administration matter.

Education & Memberships

Daniel has presented papers locally and internationally in colloquiums of World International Property Organization (WIPO). He has presented papers on the Marakesh Treaty published in WIPO. He is also working on two papers on how Kenyans can benefit from Intellectual property. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Moi University and a diploma from the Kenya School of Law. He has a Master’s degree in law and Business from Bucerius Law School and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Hamburg & Vallender, Germany. He also holds a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property from African University, Mutare, Zimbabwe. He lectures at the Moi University School of Law.

Hobbies

Away from the office, Daniel enjoys watching movies, especially those with a twist in the plot and that are intellectually stimulating. He also cooks a mean dish when time allows. He takes his role as mentor seriously, formerly as head of department and presently as a university lecturer.