The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law – Robert Kennedy

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About ONE & Associates

ONE & ASSOCIATES is a boutique law firm serving clients in East Africa, Ukraine and the surrounding areas. We believe in developing strong, trusting, long term relationships with our clients, as well as giving back to the communities we serve. We achieve this by setting the highest standards of Integrity, Professionalism, and Confidentiality. We understand that dealing with legal matters is a necessary part of your life, including running a successful business. However, it can be time consuming and often inconvenient.
At ONE & ASSOCIATES we strive to make the entire legal process as seamless as possible. We specialize in three primary areas of Law: Commercial Law, Negotiations & Commercial Litigation. ONE & ASSOCIATES recognizes that running a business is never easy. Despite good organization, any business can run into disputes with suppliers, customers, contractors or industry regulators. Internal matters can also arise within the business between shareholders, partners or directors, which need to be resolved in a professional manner. We can also prepare/review key business documents.
We have a wealth of practical knowledge of the key issues involved since we litigate business disputes. We know where difficulties may arise in practice or where businesses may be commercially exposed on legal grounds. Business owners and managers working under pressure need practical legal advice and reliable guidance. We will provide the assistance for your business needs because we are “a law firm with a passion for business”

Our Mission

The mission of ONE & ASSOCIATES is to help clients achieve their goals by providing high quality, ethically sound legal counsel and strategic advice. We work with clients to understand their objectives, resolve current issues and proactively anticipate and prevent future problems. We are committed to delivering efficient and cost-effective legal services with a focus on communication, responsiveness, and attention to detail.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the elite boutique business law firm in East Africa & Eastern Europe. We endeavor to build our Firm’s reputation by satisfying each of our clients’ needs – one client, and one successful outcome, at a time. We will continue to expand the depth of our practice groups, as well as add new groups, in order to provide clients with a broad range of quality services. We will grow our legal team by selectively adding attorneys who can bring a new and diverse approach to client satisfaction. We will grow our support team by adding dedicated, personable and skilled professionals who can enhance our Firm. ONE & ASSOCIATES will be recognized as the Firm with which businesses desire to associate because our consistent, proficient team delivers an exceptional experience in legal services.

Our Services

  • Establishment of an internal legal system;
  • Handling legal issues in your business dealings;
  • Consultation on law and regulations;
  • Drafting and amendments of legal instruments or documents in accordance with your needs;
  • Legal analysis and risk management advice;
  • Providing legal training and guidance for staff
  • Legal audits (based on our checklist)

Due to the complexity of legal issues, specialization from our side is unavoidable. ONE & Associates focus on the areas of employment and labor law, corporate & commercial law, real estate & construction, mergers & acquisitions and Ukraine, China business dynamics.


Our services are designed to meet strategic legal advice and consultation Requirements. We provide analysis of legal, regulatory and compliance issues and requirements in order to devise both practical and strategic solutions that maximize legal and compliance output while minimizing costs. We offer the highest integrity anddiscretion with respect to client confidentiality. Our consultants have experience working in-house for multi-national corporations and private businesses. They posses a unique insider’s view of how business works and how business decisions are made and understand the importance of balancing legal objectives with practical business considerations.

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Practice Director

Personal Profile

Eddy Nicholas O. Orinda Snr.
Corporate & Commercial

Eddy is the Practice Director & Head of Commercial/Corporate Law Department. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with vast experience in Commercial & Corporate Law practice.

Eddy advises clients on major legal transactions including joint ventures, company formation, cross border Commercial transactions, public health & medical law. With considerable experience on the Eastern European legal system & business environment, international business dynamics and a working knowledge of Russian, English and Ukrainian languages.

Eddy has advised a number of companies from Eastern Europe on strategic partnerships with both private companies in Kenya and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.

Eddy is a Senior Lecturer at the United States International University (USIU) Nairobi, Kenya where he teaches commercial law –
Chandaria School of Business (CSB)

• English (Excellent)
• French (Elementary)
• Swahili (Very Good)
• Ukrainian (Elementary)
• Russian (Very Good)
• Dholuo (Native)

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Law Society of Kenya (LSK)  |  Member

Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) | Member

East African Law Society (EALS) | Member

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Member

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) | Member

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce | Member

& Industry (KNCCI) Vihiga County(Legislation & Local Authorities Committee International Association of Managing Partners | Member

Chamber | Director

  • Your care and eye for detail was very much appreciated. You made what could have been a very difficult process quite bearable and for this I thank you. I also felt at all times that I was in the very best of hands and this gave me great confidence.

    Mark Omondi
  • I don’t know where to start in order to thank you and your firm. I will start by expressing my appreciation for standing by me and having faith. I didn’t just feel like a number or ‘Just another client’. I felt like I was the only client at times giving the attention you set aside for my case.  

    Abby Mucheru
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    Mahesh Dodhia

One & Associates 10 Commandments

Based on the experience gained so far in exercising legal services, the ONE & ASSOCIATES have laid down the following 10 critical rules to be applied to our work:



We know that when addressing their needs, the clients are usually rushing or facing time onstraints. Therefore, our services are adapted to client´s needs, offering them the widest possible range of communication possibilities, including the availability of our team on mobile phones.


In order to achieve the goals set, individual procedures tai-lored to fit the specific needs and conditions of our clients are respected. “Responsibility“ – We are deeply committed to the quality of our results, therefore approaching the legal services with respect and utmost seriousness. This is reflected in the checking and controlling mechanisms in place within our company. These are continuously
verified and improved.


We always follow the confidentiality rules without exception, as required of us by law. This principle is reflected in the way we handle the
information and documentation entrusted to us by our clients


Our services must always aim at promoting and pushing through the client´s interest. In order to achieve the goal efficiently, we shall use
all means available. We do not settle for routine work when processing the client´s issues. We fight hard for the client´s victory.


Being aware of the fact that time is money, we propose our clients the solutions that will help us achieve the desired task as fast as possible.


We always follow the confidentiality rules without exception, as required of us by law. This principle is reflected in the way we handle the information and documentation entrusted to us by our clients



We are continuously monitoring the latest legal provisions and their interpretation in the judicature of both Kenyan & Ugandan courts. We pay close attention to the level of expertise of all our attorneys and see to it that the level stays high.


We are aware of the vital role which communication with the client plays in providing good quality legal services. Therefore, we pay close attention to what the clients say, trying to understand their interests. We deem it natural to keep clients informed about the status of their case.

Inner Stability

For long time we have been working on building a strong and balanced team where
everybody feels supported by their colleagues and staff, and thereby enabled to advocate our clients´ interests with confidence.

Our News

ONE and Associates defending our client Highplast Limited as we go to court to fight the ban of plastic bags in Kenya.

The politics and economics surrounding the SGR: An analysis by Practice Director of ONE and Associates, Eddy Orinda
ONE and Associates Practice Director, Eddy Orinda joins Ben Kitili and he reacts to the arrest and detention of South Sudanese rebel officials.

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