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ALN

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Number of member firms represented in Africa: 16
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 sixteen key African jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies. We have a presence in Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic speaking Africa: Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The firms are recognised as leading firms in their markets and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-akind 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. Our high level of integration is achieved by adherence to shared values and an emphasis on excellence and collaboration. We share sector-specific skills and regional expertise thus ensuring our 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 consistently ranked the ALN alliance as Band 1 in the “Leading Regional Law Firm Networks – Africawide” category.

For further information, please contact [email protected] Main Areas of Practice: ALN firms’ core areas of practice include:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Commercial
■ Competition
■ Corporate M&A
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Employment
■ Intellectual Property
■ Private Clients
■ Projects & Infrastructure
■ Real Estate & Construction
■ Tax

Recent Deals:
■ Acting as lead counsel 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 their 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, a US based Private Equity fund, 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
■ Advising Baring Private Equity Asia, one of the largest and most established independent private equity firms in Asia in connection with the acquisition of three Mauritius-based management companies
■ Acting for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with the restructuring of Compagnie Minière de Seksaoua, a copper mining company in Morocco
■ Acting as local counsel for EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, in connection with the acquisition of Zambian copper mine Konnoco B, which is an 80% shareholder of Lubambe Copper Mine, from VALE, a multinational corporation engaged in metals and mining, and African Rainbow Minerals
■ 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-yougo energy provider to offgrid homes, in connection with a syndicated loan of USD 80 million arranged by Stanbic Bank, CDC, FMO and Norfund
■ Acting for Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwik-kelingslanden 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 trade marks, including making direct national filings in ten African countries and an international Madrid application covering twenty five jurisdictions