Forward-Thinking Infrastructure Workshop

Event partner: Clyde & Co

Tuesday 14 June, 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection Hotel

This workshop will focus on PPP and access to international finance. Invited guests will hear welcome addresses from both Clyde & Co and Jersey Finance representatives, followed by a 60-minute panel session moderated by Clyde & Co and audience Q&A.

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Speakers

Faizal Bhana › Director – Middle East, Africa and India, Jersey Finance
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Faizal is a UK qualified lawyer and for many years has worked and advised, and is a trusted advisor to institutions, corporates and families across the Middle East and Africa. Faizal specialises in banking and finance and has advised both corporates and families including on their international investment and holding structures.

Faizal is responsible for developing the strategy for Jersey Finance’s engagement in Africa, the Middle East and India. He is focussed on his key markets, regularly travelling to all these countries, liaising and working with key stakeholders, including public and private institutions, corporates and families, building long term mutually beneficial relationships.

Faizal graduated with a first class in his undergraduate Law (LLB) Honours degree and a distinction in his postgraduate (MSc) degree in Islamic Banking and Finance, both from top tier UK based universities.

Having successfully mentored for HRH Prince Charles’ charities, the Prince’s Trust and Mosiac, over several years, Faizal continues with his passion for mentoring young, dynamic and  promising entrepreneurs globally. Faizal currently mentors MBA students from the prestigious and the world’s leading business school, the Saïd Business School at Oxford University.

Peter Kasanda

Peter Kasanda Partner, Nairobi/Dar es Salaam, Clyde & Co

Peter has a wealth of experience advising on projects in Africa acting for lenders (both commercial and development finance institutions), consortia and project companies. He has successfully closed several projects in the power, infrastructure, telecoms, and energy sectors on the continent. Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Peter was in-house counsel at the African Development Bank having previously trained and worked at a leading law firm in London leading project finance transactions in emerging markets. Peter currently manages Clyde & Co's office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Jared Kangwana

Jared Kangwana Managing Partner, Nairobi, Clyde & Co

Jared has gained experience dealing with clients of varying requirements within Kenya and other East African jurisdictions. He has been recognised by the Business Daily “Top 40 under 40” as a leading commercial lawyer in Kenya which extends to his practice in banking and insurance. Given the unique blend of specialist knowledge and ability to understand issues affecting different professions and industries, Jared’s practice has diversified to include specialisms as broad as Mergers & Acquisitions, debt recoveries and insurance claims management. Prior to establishing Kangwana in association with Clyde & Co, Jared worked in-house at an insurance company in Kenya.

Chris Kandie

Chris Kandie Executive Director, Nairobi, Lion’s Head Global Partners

Chris Kandie is an Executive Director at Lion’s Head Global Partners, an emerging markets focused Investment bank, and is based in Nairobi. Chris has over the past decade advised private and public sector clients in Africa across the infrastructure and real estate sectors helping develop innovative financing structures and raise capital both privately and through the capital markets. Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Chris worked at EY as part of their transaction advisory team. Chris holds a B.Sc in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi.

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About Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage operating from over 50 offices and associated offices across six continents..

Regional presence

Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms operating on the African continent, with over 120 lawyers helping clients to enter and operate in Africa. We have been active in the region for over 20 years, advising on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions that include some of the continent’s largest infrastructure and energy projects. Our Kenya associated office helps clients to invest and operate in Kenya and wider East Africa region.

Peter currently manages Clyde & Co’s office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania while Jared is the Principal Partner of Kangwana in association with Clyde & Co. in Nairobi, Kenya.

Venue: Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection

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