Partner, Lead, Energy and Infrastructure
Ms. Yvonne Otweyo is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She has a Masters in Oil and Gas law from Dundee University in Scotland, a Postgraduate Diploma from Kenya School of law and an LLB form Catholic University of East Africa.
She has experience in various areas of law with special bias towards corporate legal advisory, commercial transactions and conveyancing. In the recent years she has picked up the area of energy and oil and gas law following her master’s degree studies. With this she has been involved in various projects in the country around the sector.
Most notably she was part of the team that developed the Local Content Policy and reviewed the local content regulations, aligning them to the Kenyan extractive sector, a World Bank funded project under Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.
She was also part of the team tasked to align the environmental laws and regulations to the petroleum sector, also a World Bank funded project through the Ministry of Petroleum. She was part of the team that advised the National Environmental Management Authority on the Review of the Applicability of Kenya’s Existing and Draft Environmental Regulations to the Petroleum Sector.
She has also been involved in various publications like the Energy Scenarios for Eastern Africa a project done under the Society for International Development. She is currently working on contributing to a book on the energy scenarios in Africa.
Miss Otweyo has a strong bias for Energy and Extractives Law, Oil and Gas Law and has advised several clients on production sharing agreements, power purchase agreements, energy performance contracting and extractives legal management and audit. She has diverse experience in negotiation and drafting of energy contracts and she lectures universities on Oil and Gas law.