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About ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (ALN Kenya) is East Africa’s largest full-service law firm. We were founded in 1954, and as Kenya has evolved and developed, so have we. We now employ over 100 lawyers and have expanded our footprint to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Dubai, UAE, making us the first African firm to be licensed in UAE.  Along the way we have established trusted partnerships with our clients, working alongside them as an extension of their own businesses to guide and advise.

In response to the market and as more clients asked us to take care of cross-border deals, in 2004 we founded ALN, an integrated alliance of the preeminent full-service corporate law firms in 15 African countries and the UAE, to give us the agility and expertise to operate locally and across the pan African business and economic environment. Our clients can call upon specialists that span the legal spectrum, and as Africa is propelled on to the world stage, ALN lawyers combine their global perspective with local expertise to help clients navigate new territories and capitalise on future opportunities.

Our firm has developed specialist expertise in the following areas:

  • Banking, finance and insolvency
  • Corporate M&A
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial
  • Competition
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Forensics, risk and compliance
  • International trade
  • Private clients
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax

Our expertise has been recognised by a number of award bodies. We won the African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice award at the African Legal Awards, five times since these awards were launched in 2013, including in 2020. In recognition of our CSR and Pro Bono work, we won the CSR, Diversity, Transformation and Economic Empowerment award at the African Legal Awards 2021.

In addition, the firm was named Kenya Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2021, Law Firm of the Year in Kenya at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021 for the second time since the launch of the awards in 2020, and Large Law Firm of the Year 2020 at the Law Society of Kenya Nairobi Branch Legal Awards for the second time since the launch of the awards in 2018. The firm is currently ranked first in Kenya by various international legal directories, including Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.

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Banking, Finance & Insolvency
ALN member firms have an established banking, finance and insolvency practice. The alliance works on some of Africa’s most complex banking and financing transactions, including syndicated finance, project finance, asset...
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Corporate and M&A
Our Corporate M&A expertise is complemented by our alliance members’ extensive private equity, competition, tax, capital markets, employment, and financing experience in each of our markets. Through established relationships with...
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Capital Markets
We have a strong capital markets practice, covering IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, rights issues, listed REITS, advisory on sovereign debt, engaging regulators within the context of capital markets and assisting...
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Competition
An increasing number of African jurisdictions have enacted new competition laws and consumer welfare provisions to adapt to the realities of a global marketplace. As cross-border merger and inbound investment...
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Dispute Resolution
The ALN firms have significant experience handling large and complex disputes, generally of a commercial nature. We regularly advise both local and international clients on cross-border matters.
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International Trade Law
As Africa continues its increased participation within the international trade sphere, our international trade law practices leverage the alliance’s continental reach, focussing on questions around taxes and tariffs, commerce, investment,...
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Intellectual Property
ALN member firms regularly advise clients on all aspects of the creation, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Africa’s rapidly growing domestic and regional markets.
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Private Clients
ALN firms work with private clients, including individuals and families, to offer a range of legal advisory services, including tax, estate and trust administration, estate and business planning and investment...
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Projects & Infrastructure
ALN member firms bring an integrated and creative approach to the structuring of projects and have advised an array of domestic and international market entrants in rapidly growing sectors, including...
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Real Estate and Construction
We are the only law firm alliance in the market able to deliver the full range of advisory services necessary to handle large development projects from start to finish, including...
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Tax
ALN firms include the continent’s leading legal tax practices and our tax advisory services cover all corporate, commercial and financial transactions, including advising on efficient tax practices, stamp duty and...
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Employment
ALN firms offer a full range of employment and labour law services. Our multi-jurisdictional expertise ranges from everyday business matters to complex share incentive schemes. ALN firms regularly advise business...
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Forensics, Risk and Compliance
ALN has a dedicated Forensics, Risk & Compliance team that combines legal, accounting, economic, investigative and technology skillsets from across the alliance to provide an end-to-end solution for both private...
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Rankings / Awards

Chambers Africa Award, 2021

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Chambers Global, 2021 Kenya

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IFLR1000, 2021

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Legal 500, 2021

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Chambers Global, 2022

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Where to find us

ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close, Off Eldama Ravine Road, Westlands, Nairobi

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 200-00606 Sarit Centre,
Nairobi, Kenya

Email info@aln.africa