ALN has for the third consecutive year received the “Africa Legal Network of the Year” award at the IFLR Africa Awards 2022, in recognition of its innovative approach in cross-border transactions. ALN member firms ALN Mauritius|BLC Robert & Associates, ALN Kenya|Anjarwalla & Khanna, and ALN Tanzania| A&K Tanzania won the “Law Firm of the Year” award for their impressive track records in providing advice on the most consequential and innovative deals in their respective countries.
ALN Nigeria won the ‘’Capital Markets Deal of the year’’ award for their work in the issuance of Tier-1 Eurobonds by Access Bank. In addition, ALN Kenya won the ‘’Private Equity Deal of the year’’ award for their work in the sale of Britam’s shares in Equity Group Holdings to IFC and IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund.
ALN Nigeria’s Co-Founder and Former Chairman, Gbenga Oyebode won the Lifetime Achievement award for his influence and track record in the legal industry, his extensive Africa wide experience and for his contribution to the development of the energy sector in Nigeria. Partner Olubunmi Fayokun, ALN Nigeria, won the Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame award for her contribution to the corporate finance legal landscape in Africa, actively promoting women lawyers and mentoring the next generation across the region.
‘’These great achievements demonstrate the strength of our alliance built on shared values and joint emphasis on excellence as well as the exceptional talent of our lawyers who work on complex cross-border transactions to deliver positive impact that meet our clients’ needs. Further, our win of the Africa Legal Network of the year award, is a strong demonstration of the ALN integration, collaboration, and coordination of our member firms in cross border work.’’ said ALN Kenya Senior Partner Karim Anjarwalla.
The IFLR awards exclusively focus on exceptional transactions from within the legal community that break ground with new legal structures, set market precedents by overcoming new regulatory hurdles or have become regional firsts for adapting existing technology to local regulation.