To create linkages between law and society through research, innovation, advisory work and training.
The difference we want to make in the world is this:
“An informed society that engages the law and law making”
We understand the important work that law does in (dis)ordering society, in distributing resources, in classifying people, rights and property and in disciplining human conduct. We also know that the law can be a liberating and decolonizing tool.
Understanding the inequalities in our society, we work to make the law accessible and understood to society, we empower society to question and interrogate law and its power, we encourage everyday people to be involved in the process of making and remaking the law, and we seek to offer thought leadership in this process.
Our Core Values
These ideas are important to us, and they animate our interactions with each other, and with the world:
Meet The lexlinkers
Roseline K. Njogu
Roseline is the Head of Commercial Law and Innovation at Lexlink Consulting. She guides the business in meeting corporate clients’ needs and advising them both in terms of their legal needs, as well as strategy. At Lexlink, she has advised firms in various business sectors including financial services, energy, construction, real estate, agriculture, health and the hotel industry. As head of legal innovation, she is tasked with incubating innovative ideas that meet the needs of clients, convening relevant stakeholders, advising and guiding the transaction.
Roseline has wide experience advising corporations, both as a lawyer, as well as a management consultant. Having worked with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, she brings a wealth of experience and skill in advising corporations, state governments, and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and UN, on matters of international development, and investment in developing countries. She is a PhD Candidate, and holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi. She also trained in accounting (CPA) at Strathmore University. An expert in antitrust and Islamic Finance, she is the author of Commercial Bank of God? Islamic Banking and Law and Religion in Kenya (Lambert, 2013), among other publications. She also serves on the advisory board of the South African Journal on Policy and Development (SAJPD) where she advises on articles on international investment and finance. Besides her Islamic Finance book, Roseline has published journal articles, and contributes to legal debates through speaking at international conferences and penning opinion editorials in the dailies.
Ngina Mutava - Partner
Catherine Mutava is a tax lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in tax. She holds a master’s degree in international Tax from New York University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. Her areas of focus include: international taxation, tax policy, gender and tax, taxation and inequality as well domestic tax. She has a wealth of experience having worked as a tax researcher in Netherlands at the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) an organization that specializes in tax research and cross-border taxation. As part of her work she was involved in the in-depth tax research on tax systems of nine African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Gambia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Liberia. Her tasks included the authorship of an in-depth tax analysis of the Kenyan income tax system as well as that of South Sudan as well as the editing of the tax surveys on the other countries. She has worked with KPMG, one of the leading tax firms in the country and has been involved in the set up and running of tax departments for two leading law firms in the country. She is also the Associate Director of the Strathmore Tax Research Centre and a member of the Tax Appeals Tribunal.
Linda Muthoni - Partner
Linda has extensive experience in taxation, having worked in the field for over 8 years. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi, and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, finalist.
Linda worked as a tax consultant at Ernst & Young (EY) Kenya for 5 years. She also worked in EY Tanzania and EY India offices on secondment.
Her work experience while at EY entailed providing tax advisory services to clients covering Corporate Income Tax, VAT, Employee taxes, International tax and Transaction taxes. Her client portfolio was diverse and included companies in oil and gas sector, energy and infrastructure, financial service companies and ICT companies. Prior to joining Lexlink, she worked as a tax manager at Standard Chartered Bank, where she spearheaded setting up of a tax shared service centre in Nairobi, which provided tax support services to countries in East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia and South Africa).