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 A&K Tanzania, 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 has won ‘African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice Award’ four times since the awards were launched in 2013, by the prestigious African Legal Awards, which celebrate ‘excellence, achievement and innovation in the legal profession’. 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 & Partners, IFLR1000, and Legal 500. In the Chambers & Partners 2020 rankings, clients noted that ‘[A&K] gives us confidence and a great back-up. [The lawyers] are professional, smart, hands-on, and they take care of us and of our business’. In the Legal 500’s most recent edition, a client praised A&K noting that ‘It is the premier transactional practice powerhouse in Kenya and the region’. Further, clients in the 2020 edition of IFLR1000’s rankings noted that [the firm’s] ‘service was excellent across the scope of all work performed’ and that A&K was ‘thorough and focused added significant value to the transaction process and provided sound on-the-ground advice in real time against tight deadlines.
A&K is the founding member and driving force behind ALN, an alliance of leading corporate law firms currently in fifteen key African jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies. ALN firms have a presence in Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic speaking Africa: Algeria, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The firms are recognised as leading firms in their markets and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals. ALN also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE.
ALN firms work together in providing a one-stop-shop solution for clients doing business across Africa. ALN’s reach at the local, regional and international levels, connectivity with key stakeholders, and deep knowledge of doing business locally and across borders allows it to provide seamless and effective legal, advisory and transactional services across the continent. ALN's high level of integration is achieved by adherence to shared values and an emphasis on excellence and collaboration. ALN firms share sector-specific skills and regional expertise thus ensuring our clients benefit from the synergies of the alliance.