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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 alliance of leading law firms currently in fifteen key African jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies. ALN has a presence in Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic speaking Africa: Algeria, Cote d'ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The firms are recognised as leading firms in their markets and many have advised on groundbreaking, 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. ALN’s high level of integration is achieved by adherence to shared values and an emphasis on excellence and collaboration. The network shares sector-specific skills and regional expertise thus ensuring its clients benefit from the synergies of the alliance.


ALN won the ‘Africa Network/Alliance of the Year’ at the inaugural IFLR Sub-Saharan Africa Awards 2020 in recognition of its firms’ legal innovation in cross-border transactions and the ‘Africa Network/Alliance of the Year’ award at the 2018 African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week, which recognises its leadership in the market in legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision, business winning, service delivery across the continent and commitment to CSR.


For further information, please contact [email protected] Main Areas of Practice:

• Banking & Finance

• Capital Markets

• Commercial

• Competition

• Corporate M&A

• Dispute Resolution

• Employment

• Forensics, Investigations & Compliance

• Intellectual Property

• Private Clients

• 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: +33 660 790 822

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 11 667 2341 / +251 11667 2271

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: +254 203 640 000 / +254 41 2312848

Email: [email protected]

MADAGASCAR

ANTANANARIVO: Madagascar Law Offices

Tel: +261 20 23 256 23

Email: [email protected]


MALAWI

BLANTYRE: Savjani & Co.

Tel: +265 1 824 555

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: +2341 4607890 / +2341 2806970

Email: [email protected]


RWANDA

KIGALI: K-Solutions & Partners

Tel: +250 727 000 973

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 259920

Email: [email protected]


ZAMBIA

LUSAKA: Musa Dudhia & Co.

Tel: +260 211 253822

Email: [email protected]

REGIONAL OFFICES

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

DUBAI: Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (Legal Consultants)

Tel: +971 4 346 9890

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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