Our clients include some of the most sophisticated international and regional businesses, including listed companies, banking and financial institutions, insurance companies, private equity funds, venture capital and institutional equity investors, telecommunication companies, project developers and financiers, multilateral lenders, industrial and commercial companies, real estate developers, professional firms as well as government and public organizations.
The firm has offices in both Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya’s main commercial centres. A&K works closely with ATZ Law Chambers, its affiliate office in Tanzania. It has also established an office in Dubai, Anjarwalla Collins Haidermota (AC&H), a legal consultancy firm that provides corporate and commercial legal services and is the first African firm to be licensed in the UAE. Through AC&H, we are able to seamlessly service clients based in the Middle East on their transactions in Africa.
A&K was named the 2017 ‘African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice’ for the third year in a row and for the fourth time in the last five years, by the by the prestigious African Legal Awards, which celebrate ‘excellence, achievement and innovation in the legal profession.’ A&K was also awarded the law firm innovation prize. A&K was described by one of the judges at the Africa Legal Awards as ‘a pan-African firm with a vision – keeping their eye on the horizon and always looking for opportunity to grow and expand without compromising on quality legal services’.
A&K is also ranked first in Kenya by other leading legal guides, including Chambers & Partner Global, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500. In the Chambers Global 2017, clients noted that ‘A&K without doubt is the best law firm in Kenya, and further said that we have wide expertise but also very deep’. Legal 500’s most recent edition praised A&K for its ‘speedy’ responses, ‘attention to detail’ and ‘deep knowledge’. ‘A&K is an excellent law firm for complex transactions with a deep commercial and market knowledge,’ a client noted in the 2018 edition of IFLR1000.
A&K is the founding member and driving force behind ALN, an alliance of top tier African law firms. ALN’s firms are recognised in international legal directories and many have advised on ground breaking, pioneering deals in their markets. ALN is the largest grouping of its kind in Africa, with close working relationships across its members and an established network of Best Friends across the continent.
The firms are located in four major regional economic groupings – EAC, ECOWAS, SADC, and COMESA – with a combined population of 700 million people. ALN firms are on the ground in sixteen countries, including some of Africa’s fastest growing jurisdictions: Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
By being based on the ground we offer added value through our understanding of how business operates in the relevant jurisdictions, our connections with local regulators and our experience of and insights into dealing with local issues. As a member of ALN, A&K is well positioned to provide local, regional and cross-border legal services in all the ALN jurisdictions, and has the ability to manage deals across jurisdictions using a ‘one-stop shop’ approach.