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Corporate/M&A - Kenya
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What the team is known for

Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) operates a market-leading corporate practice that is well equipped to handle all aspects of local and cross-border corporate and M&A transactions, including in highly regulated industries. The firm continues to be regarded as a prized asset when it comes to regional transactions, leveraging its own bench of experts and those from its ALN network, an alliance of law firms across 15 African countries. The team in Nairobi is routinely instructed by a variety of international law firms, as well as private equity and development funds. Also among A&K's impressive portfolio of clients are major telecoms and energy companies, as well as financial institutions. Its lawyers are equally well placed to assist with shares listings and corporate restructurings. The department's capabilities are further augmented by experts in tax and competition, with the latter covering both domestic requirements and those of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

Strengths

"A&K stands out for its large resource base and all-round service provision," explained one source, while another commended the firm for its "top-notch lawyers."

"I will only take high-level transactional work to A&K," declared another commentator, praising the team's "ability to wear the commercial hat."

Work highlights

Led by Rosa Nduati-Mutero, Anjarwalla & Khanna advised Equity Group on the amalgamation of its two subsidiaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo, forming Equity Banque Commerciale du Congo (Equity BCDC).

Notable practitioners

Karim Anjarwalla maintains his position at the very top of the Kenyan corporate market. Respected by domestic and international peers alike, he is regularly engaged on the most complex deals in the region by a range of stakeholders, from major corporate and investor clients to foreign governments.
"Karim Anjarwalla is an amazing leader. Whether it is Kenya or elsewhere in East Africa, he is a big brand in this market."
"Karim is a force to be reckoned with here."

Rosa Nduati-Mutero is distinguished for her impressive following of clients in financial services and private equity. In addition to her skill leading corporate transactions in Kenya and further afield, she is also extremely well respected for her employment law expertise.
"She is super dedicated, sharp and knowledgeable when it comes to financial services."

Dominic Rebelo is highlighted for his broad corporate practice and particularly impressive track record advising well-known private equity houses on regional investments and acquisitions. In addition to his corporate expertise, he co-leads the firm's competition practice.
"Dominic Rebelo is an excellent, smart and quick-thinking lawyer."

Anne Kiunuhe maintains a distinctly broad transactional and regulatory practice, advising clients on significant acquisitions, disposals and investments, as well as competition requirements and intellectual property law. Her impressive client roster features well-known telecoms providers and private equity funds.
"She knows the environment she is working in. She is authoritative and clearly has good relationships with the agencies." "I would have faith sending her top-tier clients in M&A. She is outstanding."

Roddy McKean is recognised for his skilful handling of major M&A and PE investments, both within Kenya and the wider region of East Africa. Among his impressive portfolio of clients are leading DFIs and industry investors, as well as telecoms companies.

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Karim S Anjarwalla
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Dominic Rebelo
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Rosa Nduati-Mutero
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Anne Kiunuhe
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Roddy McKean
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