Firm Profile > Anjarwalla & Khanna > Nairobi, Kenya
Anjarwalla & Khanna Offices
ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close
Off Eldama Ravine Road
Anjarwalla & Khanna > The Legal 500 Rankings
Anjarwalla & Khanna has an excellent domestic and international profile, and is frequently sought after to manage cross-border financings, including for international banks and development finance institutions (DFIs). The practice covers a range of transactions from syndicated financings to bond restructurings. Akash Devani and Sonal Sejpal are widely respected names in banking and finance space. Mona Doshi is a recognised leader in Islamic finance and Amyn Mussa has notable expertise in project finance. Anne Muruka is a key name at senior associate level.
‘It is the premier transactional practice powerhouse in Kenya and the region.’
‘The finance guru in the firm is Sonal Sejpal.’
National Government of Kenya
Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank
Avanti Communications Group
Stanbic Bank Kenya
KCB Bank Kenya
Standard Chartered Bank Kenya
The Standard Bank of South Africa
Anjarwalla & Khanna has achieved further traction in building a regional practice and frequently advises international investors on transactions involving East Africa. The large team has made a particular impression in private equity deals and is even engaged on deals that have no nexus with Kenya. Karim Anjarwalla has an exceptional reputation for corporate work, while Roddy McKean and Dominic Rebelo are also highly rated. Rosa Nduati-Mutero is another emerging name and Daniel Ngumy leads on the tax front. Anne Kiunuhe is a key name for telecoms M&A.
‘Incredibly switched on team, engaging, commercial and always available.‘
‘Karim Anjarwalla was by far one of the best legal professionals I have worked with in the industry.’
Bharti Airtel International
Helios Investment Partners
AfricInvest Capital Partners
Amethis Fund II
Privatisation and projects Tier 1
Anjarwalla & Khanna has an enviable record in energy and infrastructure, covering project development, project finance and M&A. It has extensive experience in renewable energy projects, PPPs and infrastructure projects. Amyn Mussa heads the projects and infrastructure team, which includes senior associate Karim Lalji. Aleem Tharani joined Bowmans.
‘Excellent knowledge and detailed technical know-how. Essential when looking at project risk in Africa.‘
‘Amyn Mussa is super technical and detailed.‘
Quantum Power East Africa
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Anjarwalla & Khanna is a leading name for major real estate developments, including mixed-use developments and city projects. The firm acts for a number of major developers and has an extensive record in large-scale projects. Amyn Mussa and Mona Doshi jointly head the practice, which includes senior associates Adnan Khan, Caroline Karugu and Nicole Gichuhi.
Amyn Mussa; Mona Doshi
Actis Africa Real Estate
AVIC International Real Estate Kenya
Centum Investment Company
Paramount Chief Estate
Libya Oil Kenya
Centum Investment Company
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Anjarwalla & Khanna remains at the forefront of disputes concerning fraud, and bribery and corruption, and is also a key name for investigations. The firm is unique in having a complementary forensic practice that works alongside dispute resolution specialists. It also has a steady flow of commercial litigation and arbitration work. Aisha Abdallah leads the team, while of counsel Luisa Cetina is an experienced international litigator.
‘Excellent team with depth.’
‘Responsive, competent and willing to put the extra hours in when necessary.‘
‘This practice is unique because it is the largest law firm in East Africa and thus has the capacity to handle complicated disputes. The research team as well as knowledge management departments provide critical information and advice to its legal team which makes the firm very sophisticated. I rate it as the best practice in the East African region.’
‘The individuals I have worked with have been very professional, innovative and knowledgeable and demonstrated a high commitment to my organisation’s needs.’
Employment Tier 2
Anjarwalla & Khanna covers a range of transactional work, restructuring and redundancies, and union and pensions work. Rosa Nduati-Mutero and Sonal Sejpal jointly head the practice, which also includes senior litigator Aisha Abdallah.
Rosa Nduati-Mutero; Sonal Sejpal
Sanlam Kenya Plc 2 years Yes
Aga Khan Heath Care Services
Barclays Bank of Kenya
British American Tobacco Kenya
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Anjarwalla & Khanna > Firm Profile
Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) is one of the leading corporate law firms in Kenya and is the largest full-service corporate law firm in East Africa with over 100 lawyers. It is bolstered by the firm’s pan-African reach through ALN, a leading alliance of top-tier independent firms in fifteen countries across Africa and in the UAE. A&K provides legal services in Kenya through its two offices; in Nairobi and Mombasa cities. In addition, A&K works closely with ALN Dubai – Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H), which provides corporate and commercial legal services out of the Middle East.
A&K has developed specialist expertise in several practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, energy, infrastructure, project finance, real estate, competition, capital markets, banking and finance, intellectual property, tax and dispute resolution. A&K operates Africa-wide, handling deals in several countries across Africa, both in its own capacity and in collaboration with ALN firms across the continent.
A&K has won several awards in 2018, including Best Legal Advisor by EAVCA, Best Legal Transaction Advisor by Think Business Investment Awards, Kenya Law firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners and M&A Team of the Year by Legal Week at the Africa Legal Awards, where the firm has also won African Law firm of the Year-Large practice award four times since the awards were launched in 2013, as well as the Law Firm innovation Award in 2017. A&K is ranked first in Kenya by various legal directories, including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500.
A&K is the founder and key driver of ALN. ALN has a presence in Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic speaking Africa: Algeria, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The firms are recognised as leading firms in their markets and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals.
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 101
LanguagesEnglish French Gujarati Kiswahili Urdu Japanese
MembershipsALN Employment Law Alliance East Africa Venture Capital Association L2B Aviation Kenya Property Developers Association Loan Market Association Kenya Chambers of Mines International Trade Association British Chamber of Commerce Kenya African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
OtherTanzania : A&K Tanzania United Arab Emirates : Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota
Anjarwalla & Khanna > Firm Profile
A&K is generally considered one of the leading corporate law firms in Kenya, and is the largest full-service corporate law firm in East Africa with over 100 lawyers. The firm has developed specialist expertise in several practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, energy, infrastructure, project finance, real estate, competition, capital markets, banking and finance, intellectual property, tax, employment and dispute resolution.
A&K has won various awards, including the African Law Firm of the Year-Large Practice Award at the African Legal Awards four times since the awards were launched in 2013, and also won the Law Firm Innovation Award in 2017. In 2019, A&K won the Large Law Firm of the Year Award by the Law Society of Kenya and the best Legal Advisor Award by EAVCA. In 2018, A&K won the Kenya Law Firm of the Year Award by Chambers and Partners, the Best Legal Transaction Advisor by Think Business Investment Awards, and the M&A Team of the Year by Legal Week at the Africa Legal Awards. The firm is also ranked as a leading law firm in Kenya by various Legal Directories.
A&K is the founding member of ALN, an alliance of leading corporate law firms currently in fifteen key African jurisdictions and the UAE. A&K operates Africa-wide, handling deals in several countries across Africa, both in its own capacity and in collaboration with ALN firms across the continent. ALN has a presence in Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic speaking Africa: Algeria, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The firms are recognised as leading firms in their markets and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals. ALN also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE.
ALN firms work together in providing a one-stop-shop solution for clients doing business across Africa. ALN’s reach at the local, regional and international levels, connectivity with key stakeholders, and deep knowledge of doing business locally and across borders allows it to provide seamless and effective legal, advisory and transactional services across the continent. Our high level of integration is achieved by adherence to shared values and an emphasis on excellence and collaboration. We share sector-specific skills and regional expertise thus ensuring our clients benefit from the synergies of the alliance.
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Staff Figures109 :
LanguagesEnglish (fluent) Gujarati Japanese Hindi/Urdu Kiswahili Spanish French
Diversity at Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) is part of the fabric of the firm, starting from a leadership team which is genuinely open-minded, visionary and a visible ambassador for an open-minded, progressive and inclusive outlook on life. With a focus on talent, merit and culture-fit, our firms inclusive nature is embedded in our recruitment, promotion and client engagement decisions, and applies to gender, race, tribe, religion, socio-economic background and political affiliation. In terms of gender parity, 51% of our staff is female, as is 46% of the partnership. A&Ks staff includes British, French, American, Colombian, Nigerian, Japanese, Indian, South African, and Kenyan nationalities.
Diversity of viewpoints has made A&K particularly strong and has allowed us to aim high, grow fast, and as a result, serve a large and diverse client base. Keen on fostering diversity beyond the confines of the firm, A&K hosts the Leading Women Series a series of exclusive networking soirees for leading women in Kenya where like-minded women share their views, learn from others personal lessons and evaluate the status of gender equality on the continent.
In totality, our diverse exposure facilitates innovation and impacts how we view the firms progression, our service to clients and our contribution to the African continent.
A&Ks CSR committee leads and coordinates the firms initiatives in community service, enabling us to widen access to Justice, finance and education. The firms involvement in community work is pegged on five pillars, including education, health, children, the elderly and the environment. Through these pillars, A&K supports various charitable organisations dedicated to enriching the lives of the underprivileged and disadvantaged communities.
A&K believes it has a responsibility to give back to the community and help those who have no access to legal services. Our pro bono practice allows our lawyers to fulfil their professional and ethical responsibility and make those services available and accessible to those who would otherwise be deprived of legal representation.
Our pro bono legal services focus on charitable, religious, civic, community, non-profit and educational matters affecting members with limited resources. A&Ks Pro Bono policy encourages its professional staff to each spend at least 25 hours a year providing pro bono services. Accordingly, A&K is a member of Trustlaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation pro bono referral organization and an active participant in the New York Bar Associations Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.