ALN firms and lawyers continue to demonstrate their exceptional standing within practice area rankings, with a notable inclusion in the 2023 IFLR1000 edition being the debut appearance of the UAE in the ranking tables.
In this episode of the Breaking Ground, Breaking Barriers podcast series focusing on East Africa’s real estate and construction landscape, Nicole Gichuhi, a partner at ALN Kenya chats to Africa Legal’s Tom Pearson about Africa’s development in the sustainability era.
ALN, with partners UNCTAD, The Flip Flopi Project, McKinsey & Company and Delterra, is hosting an informal pre-event to the 3rd Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastics (INC-3), to discuss trade and development aspects of plastic pollution mitigation measures, non-plastic substitutes, and plastic alternatives.
Significant knowledge and empirical evidence is produced in technical assistance projects focusing on the practical implementation and innovation around environmental goods and services towards more circular production and trade systems. To enhance impact and knowledge related to applied circular economy projects under the Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme, and to empower civil society audiences with knowledge to drive systemic change, UNCTAD and Africa 21 have decided to join forces to deliver capacity building and targeted training activities for journalists and communicators based in East and West Africa. The initiative is also co-sponsored by UNESCO.
Global levels of plastic pollution are showing no signs of slowing down. Recent UNCTAD figures show plastics trade reaching USD 1.2 trillion in 2022. Despite a surge in public awareness and environmental campaigning, a recent report shows that the world is producing a record amount of single-use plastic waste, generating 139 million metric tons of single-use plastic waste in 2021, 6 million metric tons more than in 2019.
ALN Uganda | MMAKS Advocates is delighted to announce the appointment of Godwin Kakande as a Partner in the Corporate Advisory practice. With a focus on corporate and commercial law, Godwin’s extensive experience and deep knowledge of global and African markets position him as a valuable asset to ALN Uganda and its clients. This promotion reflects the Firm’s ongoing commitment to recognising and nurturing talent.
Sustainable building practices are moving from nice-to-haves to must-haves in East Africa. In the final article, of our three-part series on the REC landscape in Africa, Nicole Gichuhi spoke to Craig Sisterson about helping clients navigate a landscape where actions outweigh words.
We live in a world of potent inequalities where access to justice is a struggle to achieve for everyone. This is a challenge not only for individuals but also for community groups, not-for-profit organisations and individuals. As one of Kenya’s leading law firms, we believe it is our responsibility to help those without access to legal services.
Social responsibility has become significantly important in society as we go about our usual business. To this end, we also take time to remember the less fortunate in our society. Just like many people from all over the world have been recognising and assisting the needy in the community, we continue to contribute, promote, and prioritise our efforts in alleviating the growing needs of the most vulnerable amongst us.
In a resounding display of commitment to service, ALN Kenya, the Centre for Reproductive Rights (CRR), and the Law Society of Kenya joined hands in a thought-provoking discussion. The theme was powerful and resonated deeply: “Fostering a Culture of Service: Pro Bono Practice in Kenya.” Gathered in the room were advocates from various firms across the region, all driven by a shared vision of change.