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Number of member firms represented in Africa: 15
Number of regional firms: 1
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Amharic, Arabic, Gujarati, Kiswahili, Urdu

Network Overview:
ALN is an integrated alliance of the preeminent full-service corporate law firms in 15 African countries: Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ALN also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE, which serves as a gateway to the Gulf region and beyond.  

Together, ALN firms provide clients with seamless practical and business-focused legal, advisory and transactional services across Africa. The alliance specialises in blending deep local knowledge and reach with sector-specific expertise, to successfully guide clients in navigating locally and across borders.  

ALN won the Africa Network/Alliance of the Year at the 2021 IFLR Africa Awards for the second time since the launch of the awards in 2020, in recognition of its legal innovation in cross-border transactions and a similar award at the 2018 African Legal Awards hosted by the UK’s Legal Week. Chambers Global has consistently ranked the ALN alliance as Band 1 in the Leading Regional Law Firm Networks – Africa-wide category.

For more information on ALN, please visit: www.africalegalnetwork.com

Main Areas of Practice:  

  • Banking, Finance & Insolvency
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial
  • Competition
  • Corporate M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Forensics, Risk & Compliance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Private Client
  • Project & Infrastructure
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Tax

Relevant Deals:
■ Acting for Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands), a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa and a customer base of 91 million, 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 USD 1.25 billion investment in a newly formed holding company, Airtel Africa, by six leading global investors, Warburg Pincus, Softbank, Temasek and Singtel
■ Acting as lead counsel for Equity Group Holdings, one of the largest commercial banks in Africa by number of customers and publicly traded on the Nairobi, Ugandan and Rwandan securities exchanges, in connection with the acquisition of 62% of share of Banque Populaire du Rwanda and 100% of African Banking Corporation in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique, from Atlas Mara, a financial services company listed on the London Stock Exchange, through a share swap, and a subsequent merger of banking entities in Rwanda and Tanzania
■ Acting for European Investment Bank (EIB), Proparco, Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG), and FINFUND, development finance institutions, in connection with USD 115 million financing of the IPT Powertech Group in Lebanon, the Republic of Guinea and Nigeria
■ Acting for Vivo Energy Investments, a company incorporated in the Netherlands and listed on the London Stock Exchange and with operations in marketing and distributing petroleum products under the ‘Shell’ brand and Engen brand in 23 countries across Africa, in connection with a 50% acquisition of Kuku Foods, a company that operates fast food restaurants under the KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) brand in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, to create a joint venture between Vivo Energy and Kuku Foods and restructuring of the target group operations in Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania
■ Acting for IPS Cable Systems, a subsidiary of Industrial Promotion Services Kenya, in connection with their acquisition of the shareholding of an existing shareholder in the Seacom Group, a company that owns an extensive ICT data infrastructure across the African continent, including Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique
■ Acting for Garda World, a Canadian headquartered global company and one of the world’s largest security companies, in connection with their acquisition of KK Security, a security company operating in eight African countries throughout Africa, comprising of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Mauritius, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo
■ Acting for Rise Fund and Certify, a global impact fund led by private equity firm TPG, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Cellulant Corporation, a leading digital payments’ service provider with ten subsidiaries in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana and Zimbabwe
■ Acting for a consortium of investors comprising Africinvest Capital Partners, DEG, FMO and Proparco in connection with an equity investment of approximately USD 50 million in Britam Holdings, a Kenyan listed insurance and asset management group with operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, South Sudan and Mozambique

MEMBER FIRMS:  

ALGERIA
ALGIERS:
ADNA
Tel: +213 775 388 597 Fax: +33 6 607 908 22
Email: : [email protected]

COTE D’IVOIRE
ABIDJAN:
ADNA
Tel: +225 07 48 37 77 73
Email: [email protected]

ETHIOPIA
ADDIS ABABA:
Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
Tel: +251 116 672 341 / +251 116 672 271
Email: [email protected]

GUINEA
CONAKRY:
ADNA
Tel: +224 620 56 5495 Fax: +33 7 78 02 7284
Email: [email protected]

KENYA
NAIROBI, MOMBASA:
Anjarwalla & Khanna
Tel: +254 20 364 0000 / +254 41 231 2848
Email: [email protected]

MADAGASCAR
ANTANANARIVO:
Madagascar Law Offices
Tel: +261 202 325 623
Email: [email protected]

MALAWI
BLANTYRE:
Savjani & Co.
Tel: +265 1 824 555
Email: Email: [email protected]

MAURITIUS
CYBERCITY, EBENE:
BLC Robert & Associates
Tel: +230 403 2400
Email: [email protected]

MOROCCO
CASABLANCA:
ADNA
Tel: +212 5 22 94 96 77
Email: [email protected]

NIGERIA
LAGOS: G. Elias & Co.
Tel: +234 1 460 7890 / +234 1 280 6970
Email: [email protected]

RWANDA
KIGALI:
K-Solutions & Partners
Tel: +250 727 000 973 /+250 788 300 926
Email: [email protected]

SUDAN 
KHARTOUM: Omer Ali Law Firm
Tel: +249 155 155 554
Email: [email protected]

TANZANIA 
DAR ES SALAAM: A&K Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 260 1151/2
Email: [email protected]

UGANDA
KAMPALA:
MMAKS Advocates
Tel: +256 414 25 99 20
Email: [email protected]

ZAMBIA
LUSAKA:
Musa Dudhia & Co.
Tel: +260 211 253 822
Email: [email protected]

REGIONAL OFFICES

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 

DUBAI: Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota
Tel: +971 4 452 9091
Email: [email protected]

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ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close

Off Eldama Ravine Road

Westlands

Nairobi

Nairobi

Kenya

P.O.Box 200 – 00606

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