Sonal Sejpal has been a full-time Senior Legal Consultant with Anjarwalla & Khanna in Nairobi, Kenya for over 16 years. She is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales with considerable experience in employment, aviation finance, mergers & acquisitions, energy, project finance, banking and capital markets. She has contributed to various publications including the Kenyan chapters for International Employment Labour Law published by Littler Mendelson. Sonal is a regular speaker at various seminars. Most recently, she spoke about Redundancy-Avoiding Legal Tussles at the Institute of Human Resource Management. She has also presented on the practical effects of the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act, the Constitution, the new land laws, the REITs regulations, legal issues relating to the oil & gas sector and financing issues under the UK-based Loan Market Association. She is ranked as a leading lawyer in Kenya in Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer? Sonal graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree at the University of Westminster, England.
‘The "very good and very responsive" Sonal Sejpal is a go-to name for banking and finance work, and also plays a major role in energy and mining sector matters.’ – Chambers Global 2013.
Anjarwalla & Khanna is one of the largest law firms in Kenya. It is ranked first in Kenya by various legal guides, including Chambers Global, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers. According to the 2011 edition of IFLR 1000, “It might share the top tier, but Anjarwalla & Khanna is close to becoming Kenya’s sole leading firm.”
The firm has offices in both Nairobi and Mombasa and is unique in providing a broad range of legal services in Kenya’s main commercial centres.
Anjarwalla & Khanna has the largest corporate/commercial/M&A team in the country and retains the services of consultants, associates and trainee advocates, some of whom are solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and barristers-at-law. A number of partners have been trained in and have practised with leading firms in the City of London. Its client base includes banking and financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital and institutional equity investors, real estate developers, project developers and financiers, multilateral lenders, industrial and commercial companies, professional firms as well as government and public organizations both locally and internationally.
Firm Practice Areas
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.