Maria Namuma Heise

LL.B | pg.Dip.Law. Kenya School of Law | LL.M USA
Of Counsel


Not admitted to the bar in Switzerland


  • 2014 LL.M. LUC | Loyola University Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Law | Kenya School of Law, Nairobi Kenya
  • 2009 LL.B |Honours| Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya|Thesis with distinction
Supplementary qualifications
  • 2021 Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS «General Business Management »| University of St. Gallen, HSG, St.Gallen, CH
  • 2020 Certificate in Primer on Intellectual Property Rights - DL - 001 | World Intellectual property Organization, WIPO, Geneva, CH
Professional memberships
  • Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
  • The American Bar Association (ABAROLI)
  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual property Rights (AIPPI), Zurich
  • Member the Kenya Rotaract Club
  • Member: WILF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)
Fields of activity
  • Intellectual property Law (Trademark and copyright),
  • Compliance: UN SDGs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Economic and Social Governance, environmental law
  • Legal research and legal opinion
  • Contract Law and drafting of contracts
  • Sports Law
  • Conflict of Laws (Africa and Global North)
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • International Law (Specialized courts, human rights law, international labour law, children’s rights, women’s rights)
  • Insurance Law and practice
  • UN Dispute Resolution (ADR and administrative tribunal)
  • Start-Up and Franchising
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Science and technology law including privacy, cyber crime, data security
  • Kiswahili| National language|Bilingual

  • English | Official language |Bilingual

  • German | Intermediate (level B2)

  • French |Basic knowledge (level A2)

  • Italian |Basic knowledge (level A2)