Global Law and Business Podcast – Karim Anjarwalla (Kenya)

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At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look at the world by talking with business leaders, innovators, service providers, manufacturers, and government leaders around the globe.

In Episode #90, we are joined by Karim Anjarwalla, Managing Partner at Anjarwalla & Khanna. We discuss:

  • Karim’s work as an international business lawyer in Kenya, where he was recently recognized as the Kenyan Lawyer of the Year
  • One transaction that was significant enough to move the Kenyan currency against the USD
  • Kenya as the most open sub-Saharan economy to foreign investors
  • The activities of private equity funds like Helios, African Best, DPI, and many others that are focused solely on African investments
  • The attractiveness of Nairobi vs. Johannesburg
  • The African Growth and Opportunities Act
  • The Africa Continental Free Trade Area
  • Nairobi, Lagos, Cairo, and Johannesburg as hubs for fintech and agritech
  • How the new generation of successful African entrepreneurs approach their wealth and social responsibility to solve deep-seated social problems in Africa
  • How African lawyers are perceived by their clients as trusted advisors beyond legal skills
  • The vast difference in the regulatory experience of civil servants
  • How investors and businesses should not make the mistake of treating Africa as one market
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We’ll see you next week for another exciting and informative episode when we sit down with Gregor McQueen, Founder and CEO of McQueen Associates!

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