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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
M&A 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Karim Anjarwalla is held in high regard by sources thanks to his first-rate practice which spans private equity investments, corporate transactions and joint ventures.

Biography

Karim Anjarwalla is the managing partner of ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K), which is generally considered the leading corporate law firm in Kenya and is the largest full-service corporate law firm in East Africa. Karim is considered one of the country’s leading corporate M&A practitioners and is also recognised for his Africa-wide cross-border work. He has a wide array of experience advising domestic, regional and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and capital markets transactions.

Karim is consistently involved in the most prominent M&A transactions in the region, including acting for the acquirers on all recent bank consolidation deals in Kenya – such as the acquisition of Habib Bank by Diamond Trust Bank, and the sale of Fidelity Bank to Mauritius’ SBM Holding and Giro Commercial Bank to I&M Holdings. He has acted for the shareholders of Equator Bottlers on their sale of the entire issued share capital to Coca-Cola Sabco East Africa. Karim regularly acts on major cross-border deals, including Garda World’s acquisition of KK Security in eight African countries.

Under Karim’s leadership, A&K established ALN, an alliance of leading corporate law firms currently in 15 key African jurisdictions, with a regional office in Dubai.

Karim is regularly an invited expert at various international legal and business forums. He is rated as a “leading lawyer” by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500. Under Karim’s leadership, A&K has won the African Law Firm of the Year Award four times since the launch of the awards in 2013.

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