Teamwork

Our team consists of professional lawyers, legal consultants and advisors with profound knowledge and specific subject matter expertise in relevant legal and risk matters in respective local jurisdictions due to long-term work experience in relevant geographies. We have access to valuable information to critical legal and investment areas and deep insights into legal and regulatory developments and market inherent risk factors which provide the basis for our accurate and cutting-edge legal, investment and risk services by our experienced international team.

Gregor Pannike

Managing Partner

Gregor Pannike, LL.M., MBA (Attorney-at-law | Rechtsanwalt) is the founder and managing partner of Agema Analysts and a German qualified lawyer admitted to the courts in Germany. He holds an MBA from London Business School in London – UK, a Masters of Laws from Suffolk University Law School in Boston – USA and JW Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M. – Germany. Gregor Pannike worked for the German Federal Foreign Office in the Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, and later, he practiced as an attorney-at-law in private practice within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before establishing Agema Analysts he worked as a general counsel for a reputable family conglomerate in the UAE for 8 years and before that as a senior counsel for an international law firm in Dubai, UAE. He has more than 17 years of profound legal advisory experience in various legal fields including M&A and JV advisory work, distributorship and franchise laws, IP Laws, Corporate Governance, investment structuring, compliance, and financial sanction advice, corporate restructuring and market entry advice with a focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa, among others.

Gregor Pannike

Managing Partner

Gregor Pannike

Managing Partner - Nairobi Office

Gregor Pannike, LL.M., MBA (Attorney-at-law | Rechtsanwalt) is the founder and managing partner of Agema Analysts and a German qualified lawyer admitted to the courts in Germany. He holds an MBA from London Business School in London – UK, a Masters of Laws from Suffolk University Law School in Boston – USA and JW Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M. – Germany. Gregor Pannike worked for the German Federal Foreign Office in the Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, and later, he practiced as an attorney-at-law in private practice within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before establishing Agema Analysts he worked as a general counsel for a reputable family conglomerate in the UAE for 8 years and before that as a senior counsel for an international law firm in Dubai, UAE. He has more than 17 years of profound legal advisory experience in various legal fields including M&A and JV advisory work, distributorship and franchise laws, IP Laws, Corporate Governance, investment structuring, compliance, and financial sanction advice, corporate restructuring and market entry advice with a focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa, among others.

Gregor Pannike

Managing Partner - Nairobi Office

Divinah Ongaki

Managing Partner - Mombasa Office

Divinah Ongaki undertook her article of pupillage at Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates, a firm she joined in 2014 and subsequently left in 2019 having risen to the level of third level associate. While there, she was exposed to a high caliber both of multi-jurisdictional clientele and transactions – from lenders to private firms across a range of complex transactions from asset acquisitions to securitization transactions.

In early 2019 she joined the MJ Group of Companies as Senior Legal Officer, a position she retained for two years before joining ranks with Joyce Wanjira Mwaniki to establish WMC Law. She credits her time at MJ Group an umbrella of companies including notably Grain Bulk Handlers Limited with ‘opening her eyes to the inner life of companies and the realities of businessmen who don’t want twenty page opinions in legalese and an endless list of case law but real world workable options. It was a learning curve.”

Divinah Ongaki

Managing Partner - Mombasa Office

Elizabeth Omol

Head of Nairobi Office | Legal Advisor

Elizabeth Omol (Attorney-at-law), is a legal advisor for local and for legal cross-border matters at Agema Analysts in the Nairobi office. Elizabeth has experience working as a corporate commercial lawyer in various law firms and has experience advising on corporate and regulatory risk and compliance. She has worked as a Legal Associate in a Kenyan law firm, a Legal Compliance Associate for a remote- based Australian technology start up, and a Risk & Compliance associate for a reputable pharmaceutical company in Kenya.

Elizabeth Omol

Head of Nairobi Office | Legal Advisor

Rupert Merson

Lead Advisor for Family Business Succession Planning & Family Governance

Rupert Merson is a leading authority on the management of growth, particularly in owner-managed, entrepreneurial and family businesses.  As an experienced consultant and facilitator Rupert has worked with clients on a broad range of problems including governance, strategy, ownership, remuneration, succession and organization development.  He has worked on business assignments for businesses in the UK, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East.

Rupert Merson

Lead Advisor for Family Business Succession Planning & Family Governance

Christian Ancker

Senior Strategy Advisor – Nairobi Office

Christian Ancker is integrated in the modern and future-orientated German and African community as Ecopreneur, Advisor, Managing Director and Shareholder. His long-lasting experience and network build trust on sales, production and training as well as service and maintenance.

Christian Ancker

Senior Strategy Advisor – Nairobi Office

Abdel Hamid Soliman

Managing Partner – Cairo Office

Abdelhamid Soliman, LL.M, (attorney-at-law), advises on Corporate Incorporation, Foreign Direct Investment, Trademark Infringement and Corporate Governance. Before joining Agema Analysts, Abdelhamid was a founder and managing partner of his own law firm before integrating to become “Agema Analysts Egypt”, he worked also as an attorney-at – law for a reputable German law firm in UAE for Cairo office and later on he worked as a legal counsel for a reputable law firm in the State of Kuwait for 4 years and then for a reputable law firm in Turkey. Abdelhamid has more than 12+ years of experience in commercial legal consultancy, advice on matters of civil law, international trade law, corporate law, and labor law. He has developed his practice in debt restructuring, banknote trade agreements, due diligence, legal audit, legal marketing, and international investment law.

Abdel Hamid Soliman

Managing Partner – Cairo Office

Mohamed Emara

Partner – Cairo Office

Mohamed Emara, (attorney-at-law), advises on Industrial Law, Commercial Law, Import law and Corporate Law. Before joining Agema Analysts, Mohamed was a founder and managing partner of his own law firm before integrating to become “Agema Analysts Egypt”, he worked also as a legal counsel for a reputable law firm in the State of Kuwait for 5 years and then for a reputable company in Turkey. Mohamed has more than 10+ years of experience in in commercial legal consultancy, advice on matters of corporate law, agency law, industrial law, and import law.

Mohamed Emara

Partner – Cairo Office

Dr. Maryam Al Zoabi

Advisor | Attorney-at-law (Syria) - Cairo Office

Dr. Maryam Al Zoabi

Advisor | Attorney-at-law (Syria) - Cairo Office

Dr. Maryam is a professional Syrian Lawyer with more than 7+ years of experience in corporate law, immigration and human rights law and citizenship matters.

She holds LL.M in International Relations and Private Law from Ain Shams University in Egypt with an ongoing PhD thesis in Humanitarian Law. She is admitted to the Syrian Bar Association. She is a native Arabic speaker and speaks English.

Jerome Okolo

Senior Advisor for Economic & Political Risk, Intelligence Analysis - Abuja Office

Jerome Okolo is the General Secretary of the National Think Tank for Nigeria, a member of the Nigeria Economic Study Group and has been a consultant to the World Bank & author of the World Bank “Nigerian Power Sector Case Study, 2015”. Also Chaired programs for Chatham House – Royal Institute of International Affairs including Gulf of Guinea Security and Niger Delta Security & development Conferences. He has nearly 30 years of experience working with International Companies in Joint Ventures, partnerships and in advisory capacities.

Jerome Okolo

Senior Advisor for Economic & Political Risk, Intelligence Analysis - Abuja Office

Parastu Aghai

Senior Of Counsel - Agema Analysts Rechtsanwaltskanzlei - Hamburg Office

Parastu Aghai (Rechtsanwältin), is founder of the Agema Analysts Rechtsanwaltskanzlei in Hamburg, Germany and Senior Advisor for Institutional & Corporate Risk of Agema Analysts. Prior establishing Aghai, she was working for a period of 8 years in the United Arab Emirates as a legal counsel and gained valuable experience in different sectors. She has vast experience in corporate and commercial transactions within the Middle East and Europe. She is further a certified compliance officer and has advised companies on compliance matters.

Parastu Aghai

Senior Of Counsel - Agema Analysts Rechtsanwaltskanzlei - Hamburg Office

Stefan Müller

Senior Counsel

Stefan Müller

Senior Counsel

Stefan Müller is the founder of the law firm Müller with its headquarter in Lörrach and has offices in Freiburg and Stuttgart. He has more than ten years of experience in corporate and commercial transactions including cross-border transactions between Germany and Switzerland. The focus of his work is to give advice to national and international projects with regard to finance and tax law. He is certified as an advisor for business succession by ZentUma (center for business succession at Mannheim).

Gregor Pannike

Managing Partner - Abu Dhabi Office

Gregor Pannike, LL.M., MBA (Attorney-at-law | Rechtsanwalt) is the founder and managing partner of Agema Analysts and a German qualified lawyer admitted to the courts in Germany. He holds an MBA from London Business School in London – UK, a Masters of Laws from Suffolk University Law School in Boston – USA and JW Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M. – Germany. Gregor Pannike worked for the German Federal Foreign Office in the Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, and later, he practiced as an attorney-at-law in private practice within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before establishing Agema Analysts he worked as a general counsel for a reputable family conglomerate in the UAE for 8 years and before that as a senior counsel for an international law firm in Dubai, UAE. He has more than 17 years of profound legal advisory experience in various legal fields including M&A and JV advisory work, distributorship and franchise laws, IP Laws, Corporate Governance, investment structuring, compliance, and financial sanction advice, corporate restructuring and market entry advice with a focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa, among others.

Gregor Pannike

Managing Partner - Abu Dhabi Office

Dr. Ghassan Azhari

Of Counsel

Dr. Ghassan Azhari

Of Counsel

Dr. Ghassan Azhari worked for the German Consulate General in Miami (USA). Later on he worked as an attorney-at-law in private practice in Germany with a strong focus on corporate bankruptcy and taxation. In 2005 Ghassan opened his law firm in Dubai where he is advising corporate clients and high net worth individuals.