Founded in 1977 by Nimrod Mkono, the firm has developed into a prominent corporate, commercial and financial practice. The firm has a mixture of common and civil law practitioners, which has been key to their effectiveness. Mkono houses almost twenty lawyers, with branches in Tanzania and Burundi. It has alliances with other firms in Kenya, Congo, Mauritius and India and has a formal affiliation with Denton Wilde Sapte in the UK. The firm has advised multiple governments on various privatisations recently, acting for Mitsubishi and the International Finance Corporation in the sale of International House Property, amongst many other achievements.