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ALN

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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 corporate law firms currently in fifteen key African jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies and in the UAE. It 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. ALN firms are recognised as leading firms in their markets and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals.

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. Its high level of integration is achieved by adherence to shared values and an emphasis on excellence and collaboration. It shares sector-specific skills and regional expertise thus ensuring its clients benefit from the synergies of the alliance.

ALN is proud to have won 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. Chambers Global has also consistently ranked the ALN alliance as Band 1 in the “Leading Regional Law Firm Networks – Africa-wide” category.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Main Areas of Practice:
• Banking & Finance
• Capital Markets
• Commercial
• Competition
• Corporate M&A
• Dispute Resolution
• Employment
• Intellectual Property
• Private Clients
• Project & Infrastructure
• Real Estate & Construction
• Tax

Relevant Deals:
• Acting for Equity Group Holdings 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 through a share swap, and a subsequent merger of banking entities in Rwanda and Tanzania
• Acting for Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) in conjunction with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in connection with the due diligence process, regulatory 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, including Warburg Pincus, Softbank, Temasek and Singtel
• Acting for International Finance Corporation and Proparco in connection with their financing of the Gaselia Group’s development, expansion and upgrade program in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali and Guinea
• Advising Desbro Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Middle East in connection with the sale of their respective businesses to Brenntag Holding
• Acting for Berkeley Energy in connection with its proposed acquisition of seven power generation and development assets from Tozzi Renewable Energy in Madagascar
• Acting for a consortium of investors comprising AfricInvest Capital Partners, DEG, FMO and Proparco, in connection with their equity investment for a 14.3% of stake in Britam Holdings, a Kenyan listed insurance and asset management group with operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, South Sudan and Mozambique
• 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 Garda World, one of the world’s largest security companies, in connection with its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Ursa Group, a company with subsidiaries in Zambia and Malawi
• Advising Old Mutual in connection with the delinking of its operations in the northern and southern hemisphere
• Acting for Emerging Capital Partners in connection with the sale of its stake in Java House, East Africa’s leading coffee-led casual dining chain in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, to Abraaj Group
• Acting for Carlsberg Malawi in connection with their sale of shares by its major shareholder Carlsberg Breweries, Denmark, to BIH Brasseries Internationales Holdings, a member of the Castel Group of companies
• Acting for the Carlyle Group, CVC Capital Partners and the China Investment Corporation, in Algeria, in connection with the acquisition of a majority of the share capital of Engie’s interest in upstream petroleum activities in Algeria
• Acting for Swiss Re in connection with an acquisition of shares in the banking and insurance sectors in Guinea
• Acting for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with the restructuring of Compagnie Minière de Seksaoua, a copper mining company in Morocco
• Advising a consortium made up of General Electric, Sinohydro, Transnet, and APM Maersk, in connection with a concession for the rehabilitation, financing and operation of the 3,505 KM narrow-gauge railway system in Nigeria
• Acting for M-Kopa Solar, the world’s leading pay-as-you-go energy provider to off grid homes, in connection with a syndicated loan of USD 80 million arranged by Stanbic Bank, CDC, FMO and Norfund
• Acting for FMO in connection with its financing of USD 11.6 million for the construction and development of the 10MW Soroti Solar Power station in Eastern Uganda, under the GETFiT programme
• Acting for Paladin Africa in connection with its refinancing of Kayelekera Uranium Mine Project, Malawi’s largest mining project
• Advising the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Government of Uganda and Uganda National Oil Company, in connection with the legal and commercial framework for the development of an oil refinery with a refining capacity of 60,000 barrels per day in Hoima District, Western Uganda
• Acting for responsAbility Investments in connection with the development of several renewable energy projects in Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia
• Acting for National Housing Corporation Tanzania in connection with the construction of a mega housing project dabbed the ‘Morocco Square Project’ which is likely to be the largest urban housing project in East and Central African region
• Acting for Heineken Group in connection with a disputed termination of distribution agreements.
• Acting for MTN in a dispute challenging the USD 3.8 billion fine levied by the Nigerian Communication Commission
• Acting for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in contesting a suit filed in the High Court of Kenya at Nairobi by MITS.
• Acting for Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank in connection with the filing and prosecution of trade mark registration applications in respect of its trademarks, including making direct national filings in ten African countries and an international Madrid application covering twenty five jurisdictions

MEMBER FIRMS:

ALGERIA
ALGIERS:
Bourabiat Associes
Tel: +213 775 388 597
Email: [email protected]

ETHIOPIA
ADDIS ABABA:
Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
Tel: +251 11 667 2341/+251 11667 2271
Email: [email protected]

GUINEA CONAKRY: SD Avocats
Tel: +224 620 56 5495
Email: [email protected]

KENYA
NAIROBI, MOMBASA:
Anjarwalla & Khanna
Tel: +254 20 364 0000/254 412312848
Email: [email protected]

MADAGASCAR
ANTANANARIVO:
Madagascar Law Offices
Tel: +261 20 22 256 23
Email: [email protected]

MALAWI
BLANTYRE:
Savjani & Co.
Tel: +265 1824 555
Email: [email protected]

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

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

MOZAMBIQUE
MAPUTO:
Avillez, Bacar, Centeiro & Cambule (ABCC)
Tel: +258 823 026 110/+258 843 894 872
Email: [email protected]

NIGERIA
LAGOS:
G. Elias & Co
Tel: +234 14 607 890/+234 12 806 972
Email: [email protected]

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

SUDAN
KHARTOUM:
Omer Ali Law Firm
Tel: +249 1 5515 5554
Email: [email protected]

TANZANIA
DAR ES SALAAM:
A&K Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 260 1151/+255 75 499 9667
Email: [email protected]

UGANDA
KAMPALA:
MMAKS Advocates
Tel: +256 414 259 920
Email: [email protected]

ZAMBIA
LUSAKA:
Musa Dudhia & Company
Tel: +260 2 1125 3822
Email: [email protected]

REGIONAL OFFICE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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