Linda Ondimu

Linda Ondimu

Principal Associate | ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Physical Address:

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

Postal Address:

PO Box 200-00606, Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone:

+254 20 364 0000

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Linda is a Principal Associate at ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla &Khanna and a member of the banking, finance and insolvency team. She focuses on banking, finance, insolvency, restructuring and aviation.

    She has considerable experience in real estate, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, competition law, and other regulatory matters. Linda represents Kenyan and foreign lenders in both secured and unsecured financing transactions and has acted for borrowers in local and cross-border financing transactions.

  2. Professional Membership
    • Law Society of Kenya
    • East African Law Society of Kenya
    • FIDA Kenya 
  3. Professional Qualifications

    2015: Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and became member of the Law Society of Kenya

    2013: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

    2012: Bachelors of Law (LL.B), Moi University

  4. Career Summary

    Jan 2021 – Date: Principal Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi

    Mar 2019 – Dec 2020: Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi

    Jan 2015 – Mar 2019: Associate, MMAN Advocates, Nairobi

    Jan 2014 – Dec 2014: Trainee Lawyer, MMAN Advocates, Nairobi

  5. Top Matters
    • Acting for Acorn as the Issuer and Stanbic Bank Kenya and SBG Securities, the lead arrangers, in connection with the USD 50 million MTN program for several proposed purpose-built student housing by Acorn Holding, a leading real estate developer. This was the first ever Kenyan green bond.
    • Acting for the National Government of Kenya in connection with the issue of its third sovereign bond.
    • Acting for Citibank in connection with a USD 70 million financing to Greenlight Planet involving multiple lenders.
    • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in connection with a USD 265 million facility to Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) B.V. and certain subsidiaries.
    • Acting for Solar Panda in a USD 10.5 million facilities by Lendable.
    • Advising a Delaware entity in connection with the purchase of a helicopter for shipment to Kenya for local operations.
    • Advising Hemingways Nairobi in connection with its USD 15 million borrowing from Nedbank, London Branch.
    • Acting for AgDevCo in connection with its USD 8 million lending to Agris-Granot Holdings and certain local subsidiaries.
    • Advising a DFI in connection with the USD 12.7 million facilities to a borrower group in the healthcare business.
    • Acting for SFC Finance in connection with its USD 4 million financing to Mbasira Food Industries.
    • Acting for JetFleet Holding and Aero Century in connection with of the transfer of several aircraft to certain local operators.
    • Advising an American bank in connection with the leasing arrangements of 4 aircraft to a Kenyan operator.
    • Advising an Irish leasing company in connection with the leasing arrangements in respect of two aircraft to a Canadian lessee and the subleasing of the same to a Kenyan operator.
    • Acting for a local bank in connection with the administration of a local manufacturing company.
    • Advising the International Finance Corporation in connection with the USD 15 million facilities to CERBA Lancet Africa S.A.S and certain of its subsidiaries.
    • Acting for a multinational telecommunications company in connection with its USD 50 million financing from The Standard Bank of South Africa Isle of Man Branch.
    • Acting for Citibank in connection with its USD 45 million financing to a multinational telecommunications company.
    • Advising an international clean energy investor in connection with the enforcement of its securities in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
    • Acting for one of the largest commercial banks in East Africa in connection with a USD 60 million and KES 50 million secured facility to two local petroleum handling and processing companies for term loan facilities and working capital.
    • Acting for one of the largest commercial banks in East Africa in connection with a USD 88 million secured facilities to a local grain handing and processing company for term loan facilities and working capital.
    • Acting for one of the largest independent liquid petroleum products pipeline operators in the United States of America on the Kenyan in connection with the competition aspects in relation to its acquisition of a 50% equity stake in a global owner-operator of refined petroleum product and crude oil terminals.
    • Acting for Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV in connection with the Kenyan competition aspects of its worldwide merger with SABMiller.

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