ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (ALN Kenya) is East Africa’s largest full-service law firm. We were founded in 1954, and as Kenya has evolved and developed, so have we. We now employ over 100 lawyers and have expanded our footprint to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Dubai, UAE, making us the first African firm to be licensed in UAE. Along the way we have established trusted partnerships with our clients, working alongside them as an extension of their own businesses to guide and advise.
In response to the market and as more clients asked us to take care of cross-border deals, in 2004 we founded ALN, an integrated alliance of the preeminent full-service corporate law firms in 15 African countries and the UAE, to give us the agility and expertise to operate locally and across the pan African business and economic environment. Our clients can call upon specialists that span the legal spectrum, and as Africa is propelled on to the world stage, ALN lawyers combine their global perspective with local expertise to help clients navigate new territories and capitalise on future opportunities.
Our expertise has been recognised by a number of award bodies. We won the African Law Firm of the Year - Large Practice award at the African Legal Awards, five times since these awards were launched in 2013, including in 2020. In recognition of our CSR and Pro Bono work, we won the CSR, Diversity, Transformation and Economic Empowerment award at the African Legal Awards 2021.
In addition, the firm was named Kenya Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2021, Law Firm of the Year in Kenya at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021 for the second time since the launch of the awards in 2020, and Large Law Firm of the Year 2020 at the Law Society of Kenya Nairobi Branch Legal Awards for the second time since the launch of the awards in 2018. The firm is currently ranked first in Kenya by various international legal directories, including Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.
A&K has an active employment practice with more than twenty lawyers picked from our Corporate and Litigation departments working together and focused on regularly advising on a wide range of employment related matters, including advisory, transactional, litigation, corporate governance, immigration, employee incentives and pensions. The team also works closely with AKI Forensics on forensics investigations, risk and compliance in relation to employment matters.
We often run seminars and trainings for our clients and are frequently invited to contribute to the development of employment law in Kenya. We also help our clients stay abreast of key developments through legal alerts and seminars.
Below is a summary of the strategic advice and innovative legal services that our employment team offers:
- Compliance Advisory – Drafting and review of employment contracts, employment handbook and other HR related policies
- Disciplinary proceedings and termination matters
- Collective Bargaining and Trade Union matters
- Employee Share Option and other incentive Schemes (ESOPs)
- Restructuring, redundancies and transfer of employees
- Forensics investigations