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Dennis Chiruba | Principal Associate | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Background

Dennis is a Principal Associate with Anjarwalla & Khanna’s Tax Department. Dennis routinely provides legal and tax advice on matters relating to energy and infrastructure projects, real estate developments, corporate restructurings, private equity and cross-border investments including setting up operations in Kenya and the wider East Africa. He is also keen on tax litigation practice both at the Tax Appeals Tribunal and the Kenyan courts.


Membership in Professional Societies

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • East African Law Society
  • Institute of Certified Secretaries, Kenya

Professional Qualifications

2016: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

2015: Certified Secretary (CS-K)

2015: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Honours, Kenyatta University, 2015


Career Summary

Jan 2021 – Date: Principal Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi

Jan 2018 – Dec 2020: Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi

Jan 2016 – Jan 2018: Trainee Lawyer, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi


Areas of Expertise

  • Tax
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Corporate Merger & Acquisitions
  • Private Clients
  • Projects & Infrastructure

Publications

  • World Bank publication – contributed to ‘Doing Business 2018: Reforming to create Jobs’.
  • L2b Aviation Lawyers publication – contributed to the Kenya chapter on the taxes applicable to the aviation sector in Kenya.

Languages

  • English
  • Kiswahili

Location

  • Nairobi

Top Matters

  • Acting for Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment bank and financial services company, in connection with various derivative instruments, including currency swaps, interest swaps, futures, repurchase agreements and other derivative instruments in Kenya.
  • Acting for World Bank in connection with providing tax and legal advice in relation to proposed amendments to the Kenyan legal and regulatory framework relating to private equity and venture capital activities.
  • Acting for Apple, the Kenya subsidiary of Apple Inc., a multinational technology company, in connection with compliance with the Kenya Bureau of Standards requirements relating to importation of goods to Kenya and the process of seeking an exemption from pre-export verification of conformity procedure.
  • Acting for Globeleq, a leading independent power producer operating and developing power projects in Africa, in connection with a 40MW Solar Power Plant project in Malindi, Kenya, being developed by Malindi Solar Group.
  • Acting for BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH in connection with the legal and tax implications of investing in a solar power project in Kenya.
  • Acting for One of Africa’s largest green energy investors on structuring options relating to the financial model for one of its companies based in Kenya.
  • Acting for Malindi Solar Group, one of Kenya’s largest solar power project companies in connection with obtaining tax and related exemptions on imported goods for construction of a solar power plant in Kenya.
  • Acting for CrossBoundary Energy, a multinational company that invests in solar projects across Africa in connection with availability of investment deductions on machinery purchased for solar power projects in Kenya.
  • Acting for Berkeley Energy, a renewable energy fund manager with primary focus on solar power projects in connection with the tax structuring and tax implications of its investment model in Kenya.
  • Acting for Various clients in connection with the legal and tax aspects of setting up a Special Economic Zone.
  • Acting for a multinational aircraft leasing group company in connection with its group reorganisation and additional aircraft leasing business acquisition to optimize its operations across various countries.
  • Acting for various clients in connection with the tax considerations of corporate and commercial acquisitions, reorganisations and tax planning for companies in Kenya and in East Africa.
  • Acting for Badar Pharmacy, a retail and wholesale pharmacy and veterinary distribution company in a tax dispute in the High Court against the KRA for tax amounting to approximately USD 285,000 in connection with a notice of distress and proclamation of attachment of goods belonging to the company.
  • Acting for A telecommunications operator which has operations in Mauritius and East Africa on a potential assessment by the Kenya Revenue Authority in the amount of USD 30 million on its operations in Kenya.
  • Acting for various clients in connection with corporate restructurings and setting up in Kenya through various investment vehicles.
  • Acting for various private clients in connection with structuring private properties for succession purposes.
  • Acting for a Tanzanian motor vehicle dealership company in connection with a proposed investment in Kenya.
  • Acting for various clients in relation to setting up Employee Share Option Schemes and the tax implications.
  • Acting for various High Net Worth clients in connection with the Kenya tax amnesty on foreign income and assets.