Tony Areri

Tony Areri

Associate | ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Physical Address:

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

Postal Address:

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


+254 (0) 703 032 000, +254 (0) 20 364 0000

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Tony Areri is an Associate in the Banking & Finance Department of the firm.  Tony principally advises on banking and finance matters on behalf of financiers and borrowers in syndicated and bilateral facilities as well as in general finance matters involving property finance, debt capital markets and cross-border financing transactions. Tony also advises on corporate restructuring and insolvency.

  2. Professional Membership
    • Law Society of Kenya
  3. Professional Qualifications

    2020: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

    2017: Bachelors of Law (LL.B, First Class Honours), Strathmore University

  4. Career Summary

    Jan 2020 – Date: Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP, Nairobi

    Jan 2018 – Dec 2019: Trainee Lawyer, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi

    Jun 2017 – Dec 2017: Project Research Assistant, Extractives Baraza

  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 programme for several proposed purpose-built student housing by Acorn Holding, a leading real estate developer.
    • Acting for Ecobank Bank, a commercial bank in Kenya, in connection with the financing of a medium term facility of USD 114 million to Grain Bulk Handlers Limited, a wholly owned Kenyan company that owns and operates a specialised terminal for the handling of bulk grain imports.
    • Acting for Equity Bank, the largest commercial bank in Africa by number of customers and publicly traded on the Nairobi, Ugandan and Rwandan securities exchanges, in connection with their financing of USD 22 million to Kisanfu Mining SAS, an industrial mining company incorporated in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    • Acting for Access Bank, a full service commercial Bank operating through a network of about 305 branches and service outlets located in major centres across Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Transnational Bank, a commercial Bank in Kenya
    • Acting for an asset manager in the field of development investments in connection with short term debt financing of two Kenyan companies in the sustainable agriculture sector.
    • Acting for an international bank in connection with the recovery of facilities advanced to a prominent Kenyan company.
    • Advising a private equity fund in connection with the distribution of marketing material detailing potential investments to prospective investors.
    • Advising a multinational e-commerce company in connection with the tax and legal implications of the restructuring of its primary business lines in multiple African jurisdictions.
    • Contributing to the financial services section (commercial banking, insurance and reinsurance) of the Survey on Impediments to Services Integration conducted jointly by the World Bank and the World Trade Organizationin relation to several African countries. The survey responds to the needs of governments, negotiators and policymakers to enable them to make more informed decisions by benchmarking different legal and regulatory frameworks.

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