Vianney Sebayiga

Vianney Sebayiga

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

Telephone:

+254 (0) 703 032 000

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Vianney is an Associate at ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna and a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution department. He principally advises on dispute resolution matters. He also advises clients on employment law, corporate and commercial law.

    Beyond his practice, Vianney is an established legal researcher who has been published several times in peer-reviewed academic journals. His research interests are international commercial arbitration, climate change, and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. He previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at Strathmore Law School for a year. In addition, Vianney previously consulted for the Africa Development Bank and the Africa Legal Support Facility.

    Vianney holds an LL.B from Strathmore University, Nairobi Kenya.

  2. Professional Qualifications

    2023: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

    2021: Bachelor of Laws, LL.B, Strathmore University

  3. Career Summary

    Jul 2024 – Date: Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna

    Jul 2022 – Jun 2024: Trainee Lawyer, Anjarwalla & Khanna

    Oct 2021 – Dec 2021: Legal Researcher, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Kenya Branch

    Aug 2021 – Jun 2022: Teaching Assistant, Strathmore University Law School

    Jun 2021 – Jul 2021: Legal Intern, Nyaanga & Mugisha Advocates

    Feb 2020 – Feb 2021: Legal Researcher, African Legal Support Facility

  4. Top Matters
    • Acting for Tatu City, in connection with an international arbitration at the ICC in connection with a construction dispute with a Kenyan contractor over a FIDIC Redbook, 1999 governed construction contract, with claims of over USD 5.1 million.
    • Acting for Victoria Commercial Bank, in connection with various insolvency proceedings involving placing of its creditors under administration and defending the administrator of the companies placed in administration in various applications filed by directors and shareholders challenging the administration process. The aggregate debts owed to the Bank by the creditors are to the tune of approximately KES 2 billion.
    • A private equity firm in connection with an international arbitration under the LCIA Rules and subsequent recognition and enforcement proceedings of an international award in Kenyan courts. The dispute was in connection to a post–acquisition dispute in relation to breach of warranties, fraud, misrepresentation and quantification of loss on the basis of a consideration based on EV/ EBITDA data.
    • Assisting various clients in connection with advisory services related to local arbitration law issues.
    • Preparing letters of advice to various clients on regulatory issues such as industry-specific compliance requirements, setting up in Kenya and corporate governance requirements.
    • Acting for Sarit Centre, in connection with leasing arrangements for the mall, including preparing the retail and office leases, liaising with tenants and their counsel, and stamping and registrations.
    • Undertaking comprehensive legal due diligence for investors in connection with Mergers and Acquisitions transactions.
    • Undertaking research and preparing legal opinions on a range of issues.

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