Sonal is a Partner at Anjarwalla & Khanna, one of the leading law firms in Kenya, and has been with the firm for over 21 years. Sonal also provides support to A&K Tanzania (formerly ATZ Law Chambers), A&K’s affiliate firm in Tanzania. Prior to joining A&K, Sonal worked at Franks Charlesly & Co. in London for 11 years (6 of these as a partner). She is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with considerable experience in aviation finance, banking, syndicated and project finance, restructurings, insolvency, corporate commercial matters and employment. She is also recognised for her expertise in Tanzanian law.
Sonal is a regular speaker at seminars on various aspects of banking and commercial law, including seminars organised by the UK-based Loan Market Association. She has until very recently sat on the Board of Directors of both Liberty Life Insurance and Heritage Insurance and is the Vice Chairperson of the British Chamber of Commerce.
Sonal is highly regarded by clients and noted as a “top banking and finance lawyer” by Chambers Global 2018. She is “intelligent, wise and straightforward” and is praised for her negotiation and drafting skills by Chambers Global. She is described as a “foreign expert based in Kenya” by Chambers Global 2019, and as “a fantastic lawyer and an asset to any transaction, her breadth and depth of knowledge and market experience is invaluable when operating in East Africa” by IFLR1000. She is ranked as a leading lawyer in Kenya by Chambers Global, IFLR1000, and Legal 500.
Sonal graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Westminster, England.