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Anjarwalla & Khanna

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Distinguished group with a stellar reputation for corporate and project financing. Highly adept in the handling of sophisticated lending mandates, notably co-ordinating with other Africa Legal Network member firms on multi-jurisdictional matters. Frequently sought out for its expertise in all aspects of debt and equity finance by leading financial institutions, export credit agencies and commercial banks, as well as borrowers. Additionally instructed by public bodies for its counsel concerning financial instruments. Notably skilled in syndicated loans and Islamic financing, as well as significant restructurings.

Strengths

"There is no question about their quality," enthused one source, while another described A&K as the "go-to firm here."

One commentator explained: "Anjarwalla & Khanna are very professional," adding: "They have mastered how to map things in the confines of the Advocates Act, and so are always actively involved in topical issues."

Work highlights

Acted for Equity Bank on a USD70 million facility provided to Mahathi Infra.

Notable practitioners

Sonal Sejpal is an acknowledged luminary in Kenya, with her highly prized skills sought out by a range of domestic and international clients, including major retail and commercial banks, DFIs and investment funds. One source described her as "a keen listener who asks thought-provoking questions," while another said: "She is very thorough and has all angles covered."

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Overview

ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) has an established banking, finance, restructuring and insolvency practice, with a dedicated team of highly regarded lawyers equipped with in-depth local knowledge and global experience, which allows us to advise sophisticated clients in an increasingly fluid financial environment. 

We are particularly experienced in advising clients in connection with syndicated loans (including LMA documentation), aviation finance, Islamic finance, project finance, structuring advice in complex security transactions, debt restructuring and insolvency related issues. We have specialist knowledge in a variety of sectors, including energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate, construction and telecommunications. 

Our team has represented financial institutions both domestic and foreign on some of the largest and most sophisticated banking and financing transactions in the region. A&K sits on the panel of twenty-five banks in Kenya and also represents foreign lenders such as RMB and Rabobank, and DFI’s such as DEG, IFC, DFC and Proparco. The team also works closely with A&K Tanzania, A&K’s affiliate firm in Tanzania on financial transactions in the region to provide an integrated solution to our banking and finance industry clients. 

As pioneers in our market, we regularly keep our clients informed on the latest developments in the banking, finance and insolvency sectors through publications and legal seminars.

Members

Sejpal, Sonal (Head of Department)

Devani, Akash

Doshi, Mona

Irungu, Shellomith

Muruka, Anne

Mussa, Amyn

Clients

Aerocentury Corporation

Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund

Avanti Communication Group

Bank of Africa Kenya

Barclays Bank

Citibank N.A.

Colchis Capital

Commercial Bank of Africa

DEG and Proparco

Diamond Trust Bank Kenya

Equity Bank

Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund

First Community Bank

FirstRand Bank

Government of Kenya

I&M Bank

International Finance Corporation

J.P Morgan Chase N.A

KCB Bank

M-Kopa Solar

responsAbility Investments

Stanbic Bank Kenya

Standard Bank of South Africa

Standard Chartered Bank (Dubai)

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya

Swissport Kenya

United States International Development Finance Corporation

Industries

Agriculture

Aviation

Consumer Products

Financial Insitutions

Government and Public Sector

Health and Pharmaceuticals

Hospitality

Infrastucture

Logistics and Transportation

Manufacturing and Industrial

Mining and Mineral

Oil and Gas

Power

Private Equity

Real Estate

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Banking & Finance

Anjarwalla & Khanna

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Location

ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close

Off Eldama Ravine Road, Westlands

Nairobi

Nairobi

Kenya

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Kenya

Banking & Finance


Sonal Sejpal
Band 1, Foreign expert for Tanzania