Leading international directory Chambers and Partners’ 2020 Global rankings have once again reaffirmed A&K’s commitment to offering market-leading, integrated legal services to clients doing business in Africa. The firm has been top ranked across eight practice areas with the leading practice areas retaining Band 1 rankings: Corporate M&A, Banking & Finance, Projects and Infrastructure, Real Estate, Fintech and Employment.
In its recognition of our practice areas, our growing Dispute Resolution team has been described as possessing “notable experience in class action defence and judicial review, as well as acting on insolvency proceedings and international arbitrations.” In the FinTech category, the firm has been described as “highly respected for its capabilities within the finance and technology sectors and is seen as a one-stop shop for many FinTech clients, at both the startup and institutional level.” In addition, the firm has been described as having “a broad pool of supporting expertise to draw upon as part of ALN.”
A&K Ranked lawyers
|Projects & Energy, Real Estate
|Corporate/M&A – Africa-wide
|Employment, Corporate/M&A, expertise based abroad
|Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, FinTech
Shem Otanga, who is a Senior Associate in the corporate department, has once again being recognised as an associate to watch. As quoted in the rankings, one source describes him as “a rising star in the Kenyan IP market.” Sonal Sejpal is recognised as a foreign expert in Banking & Finance in Tanzania and frequently leads cross-border deals. In addition, A&K Senior Partner Atiq Anjarwalla continues to be recognised as a leading lawyer in the UAE rankings for his Kenya expertise.
These annual rankings are based on extensive research by Chambers using in-depth interviews from clients, sector experts as well as competitors. As such, the rankings are a reaffirmation of A&K’s commitment to continue offering clients excellent legal services and effective solutions to their business challenges.