A&K is generally considered the leading corporate law firm in Kenya, and is the largest full-service corporate law firm in East Africa with over 90 lawyers. A&K has developed specialist expertise in several practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, energy, infrastructure, project finance, real estate, competition, capital markets, banking and finance, intellectual property, tax and dispute resolution. A&K operates Africa-wide, handling deals in several countries across Africa, both in its own capacity and in collaboration with ALN firms across the continent.
Our client base is made up of both local and international clients, and includes 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 agencies and public organizations.
A&K has offices in both Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya’s two main commercial centres, providing a broad range of legal services in both. A&K works closely with ATZ Law Chambers, its affiliate office in Tanzania. In addition, A&K has established a legal consultancy firm in Dubai, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H), which provides corporate and commercial legal services. AC&H is the first and only African firm to be licensed in Dubai. Our close ties with AC&H allow us to seamlessly service clients based in the UAE on their transactions in Africa.
In 2017, A&K was named “African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice” by the prestigious African Legal Awards, which celebrate ‘excellence, achievement and innovation in the legal profession’. This is the third year in a row and fourth time in the last five years that A&K has received this award. A&K had previously this distinction in 2016, 2015 and 2013 and been shortlisted for it in 2014. A&K is ranked first in Kenya by various legal guides, including Chambers Global, IFLR, and Legal 500. As reported in Chambers Global 2017, clients noted that ‘A&K, without doubt, is the best law firm in Kenya, and further noted 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’. IFLR1000 in their 2017 edition noted that ‘A&K has become the largest legal practice in Sub-Saharan Africa, outside of South Africa, and continues to work on the largest and most complex transactions in the region’. A&K is ranked by Chambers as having Africa-wide capabilities.
A&K is the founding member of ALN, an alliance of top-tier African law firms, and its driving force.
Areas of Practice include: aviation, banking, capital markets, employment and immigration, energy, infrastructure projects, intellectual property, joint ventures, mergers & acquisition, private equity investments, privatisation law, project financing, public procurement law, real estate and shipping.