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Anjarwalla & Khanna
ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close
Off Eldama Ravine Road
Westlands
Kenya

Kenya > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Anjarwalla & Khanna has an established banking, finance, restructuring and insolvency practice and is considered to be one of the leading firms in the field. The team is particularly experienced in advising clients on transactions involving syndicated loans, aviation finance, Islamic finance and project finance. It also has expertise in insolvency-related issues. Much of the work the firm undertakes has a cross-border element, as is reflected by its work for several high-profile international lenders. Sonal Sejpal leads the banking, finance and insolvency practice and Akash Devani is another notable partner. Mona Doshi is recognised for her expertise in Islamic finance, while Amyn Mussa is an expert in project finance.

Practice head(s):

Sonal Sejpal

Other key lawyers:

Akash Devani; Mona Doshi; Amyn Mussa; Shellomith Irungu

Testimonials

‘The team evidently conducts extensive research when handling a brief and are quite thorough. They are responsive, commercially astute and value client relationships.’

‘They are extremely responsive and I have come to appreciate their approachability generally. They are quite amenable to taking hotline calls on short notice and sharing useful insights whenever I have sought to bounce off something on them.’

‘Sonal leads a team of very committed attorneys and she leads by example with her attention to detail. She is very well respected in the market and has continued to provide thought leadership in the various firm industrial engagements involving different market participants.’

‘Shellomith is flexible, approachable, knowledgeable and also keen on learning client processes in order to tailor a solution that meets the client needs, always going about her work with a good cheer.’

 

Key clients

Alliance One Tobacco

Standard Chartered Bank

NCBA Bank Kenya

I&M Bank

International Finance Corporation

Stanbic Bank Kenya

Liquid Telecommunications Holdings

National Bank of Kenya

DEG

Mastercard Inc

Uwezo Microfinance Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising Alliance One Tobacco (Kenya), a leading independent leaf tobacco merchant, in connection with a $285 million secured pre-shipment and export finance financing and the renewal of facility from Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) to support purchasing, processing and packaging of green leaf tobacco for export.
  • Acting as local counsel for Liquid Telecommunications Holdings, a pan-African telecommunications company, in connection with the issue of up to $700 million senior secured bond offering to refinance its existing notes.
  • Acting as local counsel for Liquid Telecommunications Holdings, a pan-African telecommunications company, in connection with the issue of up to $700 million senior secured bond offering to refinance its existing notes.

Kenya > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Anjarwalla & Khanna is a leading adviser to multinational corporates, as well as local, pan-African investors and international investors. Led by Roddy McKean, the first-rate team stands out in high-profile domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, including those involving multiple African countries. It has a particularly strong M&A capability, which is enhanced by its ability to provide specialist risk and compliance advice. Other work includes private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and restructurings. McKean works with practitioners such as Karim Anjarwalla, Kenneth Njuguna and Rosa Nduati-Mutero, among others.

Practice head(s):

Roddy McKean

Other key lawyers:

Karim Anjarwalla; Rosa Nduati-Mutero; Dominic Rebelo; Anne Kiunuhe; Daniel Ngumy; Wangui Kaniaru; Kenneth Njuguna; Charlotte Elizabeth Patrick-Patel; Kevin Junior Mutulis; Edwina Warambo; Fayha Karimbux

Testimonials

‘A&K has a broad multidisciplinary team that has a significant track record transacting in East Africa. The ability of the firm to traverse boundaries with partner firms across the region is clearly a unique selling proposition. The firm has the ability to look at transactions not only from a legal lens but also from a commercial prism which is very important to clients such as.’

‘Karim Anjarwalla, Rosa Mutero and Daniel Ngumy are just rock stars!’

‘They are knowledgeable of the legal frameworks, smart, savvy and entrepreneurial yet ethical in finding solutions during a transaction. They are leaders in their respective legal disciplines in Kenya and dependable. They work as a team with no egos, and are reachable 24/7, which is very rare for successful lawyers in Kenya. They have a client centric approach to business where not every call, email and advice is billable. They believe in building long term relationships with their clients which end up increasing their client base. I would unreservedly recommend them to anyone transacting in Kenya!’

 

 

Key clients

Equity Group Holdings

WPP Scangroup

Leapfrog Investments

East African Seed Group

Carbacid Investments PLC

Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V.(FMO)

Ministry of Finance, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Quality Meat Packers

Proparco

Electrifi

Africinvest

Energy Access Ventures

Crown Paints Kenya

Moringa School

Vodacom

Telkom Kenya

GardaWorld International Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising Equity Group Holdings (EGH), one of the largest commercial banks in Africa by customer numbers and publicly traded on the Nairobi, Ugandan, and Rwandan securities exchanges, in connection with the amalgamation of Banque Commerciale Du Congo (BCDC) and Equity Bank Congo S.A (EBC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by way of transfer of the business and assets of EBC to BCDC in consideration of issuance to the shareholders of EBC of new shares in BCDC.
  • Acting for Leapfrog Investments, a private equity firm, in connection with its acquisition of approximately 24% of the shares in ICEA Lion Insurance Holdings from First Chartered Securities, the holding company of the ICEA group of companies, which undertakes insurance business in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Acting for WPP Scangroup, a Kenyan listed company, and Research and Marketing Group International, one of the leading integrated Publishing groups in the MENA region, in connection with its disposal of 60% of the Kantar Africa Business.

Kenya > Employment Tier 1

Anjarwalla & Khanna has one of the leading employment teams in Kenya, which acts on advisory and transactional matters, as well as disputes. The firm regularly advises on data protection and drafts employment policies such as disciplinary and grievance procedures, handbooks and consultancy agreements. The team is also proficient in advising on employment issues arising from corporate transactions and reorganisations. Sonal Sejpal co-heads the employment department with Rosa Nduati-Mutero . Aisha Abdallah  takes the lead on disputes, while Faith Macharia has an impressive record in corporate fraud and insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Sonal Sejpal; Rosa Nduati-Mutero

Other key lawyers:

Aisha Abdallah; Faith Macharia

Testimonials

‘A&K has expansive knowledge and experience in employment law which is the area l seek legal advice. A&K has a dedicated team handling our company.’

‘They have well trained staff who are able to handle different aspects of the business.’

‘They have staff who are diverse and efficient. They have ensured we have a continuous collaboration. They handle different aspect of legal so they are a one stop shop for the client.’

Key clients

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Schneider Electric (Kenya)

Ola Energy Kenya

Facebook

Absa

BAT

Work highlights

  • Acting for Lufthansa Cargo, a worldwide airfreight and logistics company, in connection with a suit before the Employment & Labour Relations Court where employees of an independent contractor have filed a Petition seeking among other Orders for a declaration that they remain and continue to serve their alleged employment at Lufthansa Cargo.
  • Acting for OLA Energy, an affiliate owned by Libya Oil Holdings, a Libyan state-owned company with over 3000 branches in 21 countries across Africa.
  • Acting for Schneider Electric in connection with a claim wrongfully filed at the Chief Magistrates Court for unfair termination of employment filed by one of its former employees.

Kenya > Privatisation and projects Tier 1

Anjarwalla & Khanna is a first port of call among clients for advice on large-scale projects, energy and infrastructure matters. The team, which is prominent in cross-border mandates, handles a full spectrum of work, including construction, finance transactions, M&A and dispute resolution. The department is increasingly active in renewable energy projects outside Kenya, including advising Berkeley Energy on a solar power complex in Madagascar. The firm continues to attract a mix of lender and developer engagements. Amyn Mussa leads the department, with support from key practitioners Ian Gaitta and Karim Lalji.

Practice head(s):

Amyn Mussa

Other key lawyers:

Ian Gaitta; Karim Lalji

Testimonials

‘This is a well rounded team that knows how to balance technical understanding and institutional sensitivity in structuring a solution that makes commercial and socially sustainable sense.’

‘They seem to understand that the advice we seek is to assist a business outcome and not simply achieve a book based benchmark. Flexible and adaptable.’

‘A&K has diverse team of highly competent legal and tax experts who offer world class legal support to their clients in relation to Project Finance. The firm has also embraced IT software known as Legatics which provides a plat form for tracking satisfaction of conditions precedent to financial close.’

‘Amyn Mussa has the ability to navigate through complex legal, commercial, practical and tax aspects of energy and large infrastructure projects and provide a solution that balances commercial interests of all parties involved in a transaction.’

Key clients

Berkeley Energy

Globeleq

El Sewedy Electric SAE

EH Venture Capital Rwanda

Kipeto Energy

Quantum Power East Africa

Japan Techno Co

Kenya Airways

Work highlights

  • Acting for Berkeley Energy, a renewable energy fund manager investing in Asian and African emerging markets, in connection with its investment in proposed energy storage facilities in Kenya and Malawi.
  • Advising Kipeto Energy, the second largest wind power facility in Kenya based at Kajiado, in connection with a host of issues post financial close, including advising on the structuring and setting up of a bird species conservancy, internal share transfers and matters relating to development and construction of the project and tax matters.
  • Acting for Quantum Power East Africa in connection with the development of a 30-35 MW modular geothermal power plant in Menengai, including drafting and negotiating a turnkey EPC construction contract and long-term spare parts and technical services agreement between the client and Marubeni.

Kenya > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Anjarwalla & Khanna has one of the leading real estate and construction practices in Kenya and is prominent in both residential and commercial development projects. Its team also advises on large land sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, leasing, environmental and regulatory matters. Amyn Mussa co-heads the department with Mona Doshi and Adnan Khan. He has been the lead counsel on some of the largest development deals in the region, including the Kigali International Financial Business Centre. Akash Devani regularly advises on tax-efficient structures and project finance agreements. Agnes Nicole Gichuhi is another key lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Amyn Mussa; Mona Doshi; Adnan Khan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very professional team and individuals.’

‘The practice is client centric and primarily seeks to identify with the client’s requirements.’

‘The assigned counsel have vast experience in their areas of legal expertise but exert a flair of testing the paradigm and pushing novelty thinking to better assist their clients.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable and very responsive. The quality of the work that is produced is top tier. They are expensive but worth it.’

‘Mona Doshi and Vivian Kerage are excellent to deal with. They are consummate professionals.’

‘Great breadth of expertise and networks along with sound legal advice and reasonable flexibility on fees.’

Key clients

EH Venture Capital Rwanda

Westlands Triangle Properties

AVIC International Real Estate Kenya

Paramount Chief Estate (Edenville)

Mi Vida Thika Road Limited

Impact North (KE)

Kiewa Group – Kitui

Soma Properties Limited (Sarit Centre)

Hemingways No

OLA Energy Kenya (formerly Libya Oil Kenya)

Kiewa Group – Nairobi

Maiyan Holdings

Work highlights

  • Acting for EH Venture Capital Rwanda in connection with the development of a financial centre in Kigali Rwanda.
  • Acting for Westlands Triangle Properties in connection with redevelopment and refurbishment of its large office and retail development known as Westlands Square.
  • Acting for AVIC International Real Estate Kenya, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, a Chinese state-owned aerospace and defence company.

Kenya > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Anjarwalla & Khanna has an excellent dispute resolution offering, focusing on complex high-value disputes which often have cross border elements. The firm excels in white-collar criminal defence, employment, IP and commercial litigation. It is also increasingly active in shareholder disputes. Elsewhere, it is increasingly sought after for advice on forensics and anti-bribery, with a specialised practice area in corruption. Aisha Abdallah heads up the practice with a focus on fraud, anti-corruption and money laundering matters. Luisa Cetina has expertise in white-collar crime cases. Faith Macharia is another highly rated individual at the firm. Willie Oelofse leads the forensics, risk and compliance department.

Practice head(s):

Aisha Abdallah

Other key lawyers:

Luisa Cetina; Faith Macharia; Willie Oelofse

Testimonials

‘The A&K litigation team is responsive and market-aware.’

‘Faith Macharia is well experienced in litigation, both at the Tax Appeals Tribunal and at the High Court.’

‘Business savvy, legal knowledge and efficient.’

‘It has a diverse team of individuals with excellent experience of all types of dispute resolution – litigation, arbitration and mediation. In recent years, they have also increased their arbitration capability as well as their investigations capacity and offer in house investigations capability.’

‘Luisa Cetina, Zillah and Abbas are all stand outs.’

‘The individuals I work with are clear in their mind of what they are pursuing, they seem to have done their research properly and know the procedures. Their documents are well prepared and flow which makes it easy for the Courts to follow. In particular Faith Macharia and Wangui are just good to work with.’

‘Excellent disputes practice.’

‘Aisha Abdallah is a real class act. A pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Gamcode Limited trading as Betin (Betin)

Balton CP Limited

Africa Oil Corporation

Chui Bing Sun

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM)

Kioo Limited

Farouk Ravate

BIC East Africa No

Safepak Limited

Work highlights

  • Successfully acted for Betin against the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in connection with a complex, high value and sensitive landmark case in Kenya in multi-forums including the Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT), the Senate (the upper house of the Parliament of Kenya) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
  • Acting for Africa Oil Corporation Africa, Oil Turkana and Africa Oil BV, in connection with contentious high profile judicial review proceedings commenced in 2010 by Interstate Petroleum Company (IPL) against the Ministry for Energy, and other parties challenging the grant of Petroleum Sharing Contracts (PSC) to Africa Oil over several oil blocks in Northern Kenya at the High Court and Court of Appeal (CA).
  • Acting for Balton CP, a UK-based multinational in the technology and agricultural industry, with operations in several African countries, in connection with various civil suits before the Labour & Employment Court and the High Court in relation to several claims.

ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (ALN Kenya) is East Africa’s largest full-service law firm. We were founded in 1954, and as Kenya has evolved and developed, so have we. We now employ over 100 lawyers and have expanded our footprint to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Dubai, UAE, making us the first African firm to be licensed in UAE. Along the way we have established trusted partnerships with our clients, working alongside them as an extension of their own businesses to guide and advise.

In response to the market and as more clients asked us to take care of cross-border deals, in 2004 we founded ALN, an integrated alliance of the preeminent full-service corporate law firms in 15 African countries and the UAE, to give us the agility and expertise to operate locally and across the pan African business and economic environment. Our clients can call upon specialists that span the legal spectrum, and as Africa is propelled on to the world stage, ALN lawyers combine their global perspective with local expertise to help clients navigate new territories and capitalise on future opportunities.

Our expertise has been recognised by a number of award bodies. We won the African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice award at the African Legal Awards, five times since these awards were launched in 2013, including in 2020. In recognition of our CSR and Pro Bono work, we won the CSR, Diversity, Transformation and Economic Empowerment award at the African Legal Awards 2021.

In addition, the firm was named Kenya Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2021, Law Firm of the Year in Kenya at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021 for the second time since the launch of the awards in 2020, and Large Law Firm of the Year 2020 at the Law Society of Kenya Nairobi Branch Legal Awards for the second time since the launch of the awards in 2018. The firm is currently ranked first in Kenya by various international legal directories, including Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.

Main areas of practice

Banking and finance:

  • Acting for the National Government of Kenya in connection with the issue of a US$2.5bn sovereign bond
  • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank (SC Bank) and Standard Chartered Bank Kenya in connection with Standard Chartered Bank’s agreement to provide an amortising term loan facility of US$40m to Mombasa Cement
  • Acting as lead transaction counsel for Acorn as the Issuer and Stanbic Bank Kenya and SBG Securities, the lead arrangers, in connection with a US$50m MTN programme for several proposed purpose-built student housing by Acorn Holdings

Corporate M&A and private equity:

  • Acting for Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands), as the lead Africa legal adviser coordinating transactional, regulatory (telecom and mobile money) and competition advice over 14 jurisdictions in Africa in connection with a US$1.25bn investment in a newly formed holding company, Airtel Africa, by six leading global investors
  • Acting as lead counsel for Equity Group Holdings in connection with the acquisition of a 62% share of Banque Populaire du Rwanda and 100% of African Banking Corporation in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique from Atlas Mara through a share swap, and a subsequent merger of banking entities in Rwanda and Tanzania

Capital markets:

  • Acting for Vivo Energy, Vivo Energy Holding and Vivo Energy Kenya in connection with Vivo Energy’s admission of its shares in UK
  • Acting for IFC in connection with a ‘first-of-its-kind’ forestry bond that allowed investors to be paid wing funds generated from carbon credits Competition
  • Acting for Kiboko Holdings in connection with obtaining competition approvals from the Competition Authority of Kenya, the Fair Competition Commission in Tanzania and the COMESA Competition Commission in relation to their acquisition by the Carlyle Group, an American based multinational equity fund, of a majority of the issued share capital in AK Life Sciences
  • Advising Société BIC S.A. in connection with obtaining competition approvals from the Competition Authority of Kenya on their termination of the franchise agreement with Haco Industries Kenya

Projects and infrastructure:

  • Acting as lead counsel for Berkeley Energy in connection with its proposed acquisition of seven power generation and development assets from Tozzi Renewable Energy in Madagascar
  • Advising Bechtel in connection with the proposed construction and development of the Nairobi – Mombasa Expressway

Dispute resolution:

  • Acting for Heineken Group in connection with a disputed termination of distribution agreements
  • Acting for one of the largest privately owned security services companies in connection with two post-acquisition disputes filed before tribunals appointed by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Real estate and construction:

  • Acting for AVIC International Real Estate Kenya in connection with its development of a mixed-use development comprising of one of the tallest office blocks in Kenya
  • Acting for Actis in connection with their partnership with Improvon Group for the development of an A – Grade product-specific warehouse and distribution park, on a 103-acre piece of land

Restructuring:

  • Acting for KCB Bank Kenya, Diamond Trust Bank Kenya, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, and Bank of Africa Kenya, the senior lenders of a large retail chain in Kenya valued at USD 407 million, in connection with their position as creditors and recovery options available on the backdrop of their financial distress
  • Advising Unilever Kenya in connection with the restructuring of Unilever’s operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia

Employment:

  • Acting for Kenya Airways (KQ) in connection with a dispute between KQ and its pilots represented by the Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA), an umbrella association for pilots in Kenya
  • Acting as auditors for British American Tobacco Kenya in connection with the mandatory Legal & Compliance Audit required under the Code of Corporate Governance Practices for Issuer of Securities to the Public 2015

Tax:

  • Advising Google in connection with its defence against the Kenya Revenue Authority’s decision to refuse a VAT refund on the exportation of intercompany services between its Kenya and Ireland offices
  • Advising Vodacom Group and Safaricom in connection with various tax matters in relation to their acquisition of the M-PESA pan-African money payments system
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ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) has consistently been recognised for its Africa-wide work. We regularly act as lead counsel on significant deals involving multiple African countries. A&K is increasingly playing the role of a lead transaction counsel, including transactions with no Kenyan law components. We manage input from local firms based in Africa, act as the primary contact for the client, lead the deal negotiations, and are responsible for the transaction documentation.

We are currently the only African firm outside of South Africa ranked by Chambers Global for Africa-wide work. 

The firm has worked with a diverse range of clients across various industries, including aviation, consumer products, food and agricultural, financial services, technology, media & telecommunications, manufacturing and industrial, oil and gas, energy, private equity and projects and infrastructure industries.

A&K’s team consists of local and dual-qualified lawyers trained in top local and international learning institutions. Our lawyers are client focused, agile and are committed to helping unlock value for clients so that they can constantly work to build trust and deliver sustained commercial objectives.

A&K has a pan-African footprint and handles deals in several countries across Africa, both in its capacity and collaboratively with ALN, an integrated alliance of the pre-eminent full-service corporate law firms in fifteen African countries. ALN has a presence in Francophone, Anglophone and Arabic speaking Africa: Algeria, Cote d’ Ivoire Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ALN has a regional office in Dubai, UAE serving as a gateway to the Gulf region and beyond. ALN also has OHADA expertise and a comprehensive database of best friend firms enabling us to represent clients across Africa and all practice areas.

ALN has evolved and responds to the fundamental needs that clients are grappling with now and the forces shaping the world for the future. ALN is rooted at a local level and does business at an international level, with the reach, expertise, and collaborative spirit to connect clients so they can succeed.

A&K clients benefit from a diverse knowledge pool from its affiliate offices not to mention the value accrued from the 15 ALN firms across Africa.


Diversity

At ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K), we have realised that being a diverse and inclusive workplace, enables us to offer our clients a variety of mindsets when approaching complex legal issues. The firm’s inclusive nature is evident in its recruitment, promotion and client engagement decisions, and applies to gender, race, tribe, religion, socio-economic background and political affiliation.

A&K’s gender parity ratio is currently at 60% female staff and 40% male staff, cutting across various nationalities, including British, French, American, Colombian, Nigerian, Japanese, Indian, South African, and Kenyan nationalities. Keen on fostering diversity beyond the confines of the firm, A&K hosts a Leading Women series, a series of exclusive networking soirees for leading women in Kenya.

Our people define us. We priorities their wellbeing in and out of work with initiatives that support physical and mental health. We partnered with Africa Legal on the Ubuntu Health Matters campaign, an initiative launched to engage law firms to create awareness on mental health in the legal industry. In supporting holistic growth for employees, the firm has introduced the ‘He Matters’ and ‘She Matters’ programmes as an employee engagement initiative that involves a series of talks for supporting female and male employees in navigating the unique challenges they face in the workplace.

Pro Bono

A&K provides pro bono legal services focusing on charitable, religious, civic, community, non-profit and educational matters affecting institutions with limited resources. Our pro bono efforts are strategic, targeted and collaborative, allowing our lawyers to be part of a positive social change as they assist causes that provide the maximum benefit to society. Our Pro Bono policy encourages our professional staff to each spend at least 25 hours a year providing pro bono services. A&K is a member of Trustlaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a pro bono referral organisation and an active participant in the New York Bar Association’s Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.

We believe knowledge through education is key to developing the rule of law in Africa and globally. Through the ALN Academy, we are commitment to drive and increase the flow of legal knowledge and the rule of law circulating within the continent and enhancing the rule of law and the establishment of best practice across the continent of Africa.

CSR

Our commitment as a firm is to drive long-term profits and maximize positive impact for our own stakeholders being our staff and clients. Working collaboratively within our firm, within our communities and society, and with our clients we use the law to build a better world for all. By focusing on specific projects and initiatives in the environment, on social matters and on governance, we aim to achieve ambitious targets for our business and to collaborate externally to achieve a positive and long last impact.