Karim Anjarwalla is a go-to name in Kenya for corporate matters. He is well versed in leading cross-border M&A matters.
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 and acts on major cross-border deals, including advising Equity Group Holdings in their acquisitions of various banks in five African countries, and GardaWorld’s acquisition of KK Security in eight African countries. He recently acted for bank acquirers on consolidation deals in Kenya – such as the acquisition of Habib Bank by Diamond Trust Bank, the sales of Fidelity Bank to Mauritius’ SBM Holding, and Giro Commercial Bank to I&M Holdings. He has acted for national government of Kenya in various Eurobond issues, including mostly recently on its US$2.5 billion sovereign bond.
Under Karim’s leadership, A&K established ALN, an alliance of leading corporate law firms currently in 15 key African jurisdictions and the UAE.
Karim is regularly invited as an expert to 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 Africa Legal Awards in 2013.