Vivian Namisi

Vivian Namisi

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) 703 032 171

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Vivian is an Associate at ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna and a member of the banking & finance team.
    She focuses on advising on banking and finance matters. Vivian also advises on capital markets, fintech, aviation and environment, social and governance (ESG).

    Over the years, Vivian has gained a deep understanding of the banking and financial industry and has built up strong relationships with financial institutions. She renders legal counsel to commercial banks operating on various legal aspects inherent to structuring banking and financial instruments.

    Vivian has acted for lenders and guarantors in secured and syndicated lending in Kenya. Vivian also has extensive experience in drafting and reviewing facility agreements, securities agreements, legal opinions and conducting due diligence processes in respect of banking and finance transactions.

    Further, she has been part of the team advising developers on structuring of the real estate projects, developing master declarations and preparing legal documents pertaining the projects.
    Vivian holds a LL.B from University of Nairobi and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

  2. Professional Qualifications

    2023: Certified Secretaries (CS)

    2021: Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

    2019: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

    2018: Bachelor of Laws, LL.B, University of Nairobi

  3. Career Summary

    Mar 2024 – Date: Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna

    Jan 2021 – Feb 2024: Associate, MMC Asafo

    Jan 2020 – Dec 2020: Trainee Lawyer, MMC Asafo

    Aug 2018 – Jan 2019: Mawira and Ndungu LLP

  4. Top Matters
    • Advising KCB Bank Kenya, the largest financial services organisation in East Africa in terms of asset size, in connection with a proposed buy-out of syndicated lenders who advanced facilities to Kwale International Sugar Company and its affiliates.
    • Acting for KCB Bank Kenya in connection with the restructuring of a facility advanced to Proctor & Allan E.A (the “Borrower”), one of the biggest manufacturers of breakfast cereals in Africa, including reviewing the Borrower’s corporate documentation and conducting comprehensive due diligence on the Borrower, Corporate Guarantors and the titles provided as security for the restructured debt. We also reviewed the original facility agreement and issued a legal opinion to the Bank on the enforceability of the security documentation.
    • Advising Equity Bank Kenya Limited in connection with the perfection of its KES 289 million securities for the banking facilities advanced to a leading company in the construction industry.
    • Acting for Ecobank Bank, a commercial bank in Kenya and subsidiary of a pan-African banking conglomerate with banking operations in 33 African countries, in connection with the financing of a medium-term facility of USD 114 million to a local grain manufacturer.
    • Acting for Absa Bank Kenya in connection with the issuance of credit facilities of KES. 1.6 billion to one of the leading poultry operators in Kenya.
    • Acting as local counsel to the International Finance Corporation in connection with a USD 47 Million financing to a Kenyan telecommunications company for capital expenditure and the reimbursement of any capital expenditure incurred and to refinance existing debts.
    • Acting for various lenders in connection with the perfection of securities in relation to the financing of working capital, property acquisitions, collateral management, and the subordination of shareholders and/or director’s loans.

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