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Anjarwalla & Khanna

ALN HOUSE, ELDAMA RAVINE CLOSE, OFF ELDAMA RAVINE ROAD, WESTLANDS, KENYA
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Work +254 20 364 0000
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https://www.africalegalnetwork.com/kenya/
Mombasa, Nairobi

Sonal Sejpal

Tel:
Work +254 (0)703 032 000, +254 (0)20 364 0000
Email:
Anjarwalla & Khanna

Work Department

• Employment   •Banking, Finance and  Insolvency

Position

Sonal Sejpal is a Partner at Anjarwalla & Khanna. To see full profile:Click Here

Career

1997 – DATE: Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna

Languages

English

Member

Law Society of England and Wales

Employment Law Alliance

L2B Aviation

Education

Law Practice Course, College of Law, London, England, 1985
Bachelor of Laws, LL.B, University of Westminster, England, 1984


Kenya

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Sonal Sejpal - Anjarwalla & Khanna

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Anjarwalla & Khanna is a leader in big-ticket syndicated financings, where the firm as gained a market share in a segment typically inhabited by international law firms. It is gaining additional engagements from development finance institutions (DFIs) and foreign banks. The firm has also made an impression in insolvency, restructurings and distressed financings. It advised M-Kopa Kenya on a syndicated loan arranged by Stanbic Bank Kenya and several DFIs. Akash Devani and Sonal Sejpal are outstanding practitioners, while Mona Doshi is a key team member. Anne Muruka is a name to note at senior associate level.

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Employment

Within: Employment

Anjarwalla & Khanna has 'a holistic view of the employment relationship' and 'offers pragmatic advice and solutions'. The firm is noted for East Africa regional work, including both contentious and non-contentious matters. The team has experienced an uptick in union and strike-related work and whistleblowing cases. It acted for Alliance One Tobacco Kenya on a large-scale redundancy exercise and in separate employment claims. Rosa Nduati-Mutero, Sonal Sejpal and Aisha Abdallah lead the cross-disciplinary team.

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Tanzania

Leading firms

Within: Leading firms

ATZ Law Chambers has a deep connection to leading Kenyan firm Anjarwalla & Khanna, which is a major regional player in East Africa, and brings a number of large engagements to the firm, and is also a member of the highly reputed Africa Legal Network. The group is also able to leverage the wider firm expertise and resources of its Nairobi and Mombasa colleagues to great effect, notably in the mining and telecoms sectors. The 'very good and responsive' practice has a particular forte in mining sector matters, including issues surrounding the local content laws and has handled a series of significant compliance matters in the telecoms sector, particularly pertaining to a number of senior executive arrests. The team had a key role in advising US corporate Deere & Company on its acquisition of Wirtgen Group, which involved reviewing the operations of both companies in Tanzania  and advising on competition notifications. The Dar es Salaam office also teamed up with Anjarwalla & Khanna and other firms in advising a consortium led by AfricInvest Capital Partners and others on its equity investment in Britam Holdings, the Kenyan-listed insurance and asset management group. The 'senior partners are very hands on and involved in the business' and the firm 'has specialists that handle specific niche market sectors'. Sonal Sejpal is a director of both Anjarwalla & Khanna and ATZ Law Chambers, spending time in Dar es Salaam every few weeks. Managing partner Shamiza Ratansi has an outstanding reputation as a solid all rounder in capital markets, M&A and restructurings. Senior associate Asha-Sabrina Ayub is an emerging talent, who has played a pivotal role on the firm's mining and natural resources engagements.

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