Pinsent Masons provides legal advice in breakthrough data trust report

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has provided the legal advice in a set of new reports recommending the latest innovation in the burgeoning technology of data trusts. The reports, ‘Food Data Trusts: a framework for sharing information’, produced by the Internet of Food Things team at the University of Lincoln and Food Data Trust – […]

DLA Piper advises Cofense in acquisition of Cyberfish

DLA Piper represented Cofense, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, in its recent acquisition of Cyberfish, a provider of next-generation phishing protection powered by Computer Vision and advanced machine learning technology. By integrating innovative machine learning capabilities from Cyberfish with Cofense’s detection and response technology, Cofense will bring to market a […]

Baker McKenzie Enhances Leveraged Finance Team With Significant Hire

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has hired Ben Wilkinson from White & Case where he was a partner in the Debt Finance practice. Ben will join the Banking & Finance practice in London on May 3rd, to help build out the Leveraged Finance team. With over 16 years in the legal industry, Ben’s experience […]

Latham & Watkins Advises Financial Advisers in Coinbase Direct Listing

Latham & Watkins represented the financial advisers to cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase Global, Inc. in its direct listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “COIN” on April 14, 2021. Latham previously represented Spotify in its ground-breaking direct listing on the NYSE in 2018 and the financial advisers in the direct listings […]

Joint Venture Guidelines under the Competition Act No. 12 of 2010

The Competition Authority of Kenya to Clarify the Rules and Filing Requirements of Joint Venture Arrangements The Competition Authority of Kenya (the CAK) has published draft joint venture guidelines (the Guidelines). The Guidelines aim to provide clarity, transparency and predictability about joint venture arrangements that require CAK approval. The Guidelines specifically clarify the CAK’s position […]

Transfer pricing considerations in your post M&A integration

By Samuel Kisuu, Director at Africa Law Partners. At the core of any M&A transaction is the fundamental scaling and growth of the integrated business unit at a macro level or tapping into and accessing the potential of the economies of scale of the target entity at a micro level. As such, parties to the […]

Opening the Floodgates to Islamic Finance in Kenya

By Walid Khan, Head of Real Estate and General Finance at Africa Law Partners. In recent years, Islamic Finance has grown rapidly across the world. By conservative estimates, Islamic finance is estimated to have over $2.88 trillion of assets globally. It is offered in over 80 countries and is estimated to grow at around 10-15% […]

The Nairobi Securities Exchange Launches New Trading Platform

On 17 December 2020, the Nairobi Securities Exchange (the NSE) launched an Unquoted Securities Platform (the USP). The USP will function in accordance with its operational guidelines (the Guidelines) published on 11 December 2020. The Guidelines are available here. The USP is an over the counter securities platform that utilises broker-dealer networks for the trade […]

Kirkland Represents Hosen Capital on Successful Fundraising

Kirkland & Ellis advised Hosen Capital (Hosen), a leading private equity firm focused on investing in middle-market control and growth opportunities in the food and consumer sectors in China, on the fundraising and final closing of its third USD fund at $800 million. The fund receives strong support from a broad mix of global investors, […]

White & Case Advises E.ON on €750 Million Green Notes Issuance

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised E.ON SE on the issuance of Green notes with an aggregate principal amount of €750 million. E.ON intends to use an amount equal to the net proceeds from the issuance for ‘Eligible Green Projects’ in line with its Green Bond Framework, which is the first EU […]