Anne Kinyanjui is the Partner in charge of Bank Securities and Finance as well as Conveyancing and Real Estate practice areas at IKM. With over 12 years post admission experience, Anne has a wealth of experience in these areas. She represents both local and international clients in high value and complex transactions, and has handled various real estate and development projects and loan financing transactions, including finalising a syndicated finance transaction involving six banks for one of the largest infrastructural projects in the country.

Career

Anne began her legal career with the firm of Muthoga Gaturu & Company Advocates, and lectured part-time at Strathmore University (formerly Strathmore College). Anne joined IKM in September 2004 as an Associate, rising through the ranks to become a Partner in 2009.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Law (LLB) (1997 – 2001)
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS) (1997 – 2001) 
  • Kenya School of Law (2001 – 2012)

Professional Qualifications

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2003)

Key experience

  • Acted for a consortium of six lenders on a US$350 million debt financing to Kenya Pipeline Company Limited for the replacement of a multi-product pipeline.
  • Acted for three foreign lenders on a US$600 million syndicated medium-term loan to the Government of Kenya.
  • Acted for a commercial bank in Kenya in the preparation of security documents for a financial facility of US$53 million granted to a customer to finance the extension of a shopping mall and the construction of a hotel. The brief entailed drafting and registering various security documents.
  • Acted in the review and preparation of an opinion on one of the biggest and most complex accounts of a leading multinational bank involving over 100 security documents and related documents with a value in excess of KShs.1 billion.
  • Acted for many banks in the extensive review and redrafting of bank security documents.
  • Acted for a local bank in the preparation of security documents with respect to a financial facility of around KShs.1,5 billion (approximately US$18 million) granted to the customer. The security documents included an All Assets Debenture and Supplemental Charges over many properties.
  • Acted for various clients, including property developers, owners of commercial buildings, and individuals and corporate persons, in the purchase and sale of various properties (commercial, residential and agricultural), the extension of leasehold terms, and the sub-division and amalgamation of properties. The transactions involved negotiation, preparing and approving terms of sale agreements, preparing transfers, approving leases, registering transfers, leases and security documents at the Land Office, and generally advising clients on the legal issues arising thereof.
  • Acted for a leading school in the sale of a portion of its property for US$11,23 million. The transaction involved co-ordinating the sub-division and change of the user of the property, drafting and negotiating the terms of the Sale Agreement, and ensuring that the client was satisfied with the conditions set out in the agreement.
  • Acted for a foreign investor in connection with the purchase of a property for the sum of KShs.275 million (approximately US$275,000). The brief involved advising the client and undertaking the incorporation of a Kenyan subsidiary, reviewing and negotiating the terms of the Sale Agreement, coordinating with a surveyor to carry out due diligence on the property, reviewing the transfer and liaising with the vendor’s advocates on the completion documents.
  • Involved in a due diligence review exercise on the instruction of National Oil Corporation of Kenya Limited. This was in relation to the purchase of various assets (including various petrol stations and undeveloped property consisting of 24 parcels of land) from Somken Petroleum Company Limited (Somken). The exercise involved preparing the relevant due diligence questionnaire, perusing the documents provided by Somken, conducting relevant searches and preparing a legal due diligence report.
  • Advised a real estate company on a multi-phase apartment development project in Kiambu. The transaction involved the transfer of the land, preparing the offer letters, agreements for sale and leases, and the incorporation of the management company.

Experience record

  • 2001

    Pupil - Muthoga Gaturu & Company Advocates

  • 2012

    Legal Consultant - Interest Rates Advisory Centre

  • 2003

    Lecturer, Corporate and Business law - School of Accountancy, Strathmore University

  • 2004

    Senior Associate, Bank Securities and Conveyancing practice – IKM Advocates

  • 2009

    Partner, Bank Securities and Conveyancing practice – IKM

Languages spoken

  • 100
English - Excellent
  • 80
Kiswahili - Good
  • 60
French - Fair

Market recognition

Anne Kinyanjui is ranked for Corporate and Commercial. Anne is described as someone who “delivers and is very focused on the customer”.

Previous Chambers Global editions said Anne is “extremely focused” and is “an energetic, sharp and thorough conveyancing lawyer”.

Chambers Global 2015