Supporting Global Business in Corporate Services

Event partner: CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates

Wednesday 15 June, 8.00 am to 10.30 am, Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection Hotel

This is a corporate themed seminar with a focus on private equity. Invited guests will hear welcome addresses from both CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates and Jersey Finance representatives, followed by a 60-minute panel session moderated by CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates and audience Q&A.

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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.

Hamish Keith

Hamish Keith Senior Partner, CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates

Hamish is a Senior Partner and the Head of the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial Department. His legal practice and invaluable experience in Kenya spans close to 50 years. Hamish is renowned for his experience across various corporate and commercial practice areas, both locally and internationally. In addition to this, he has substantial experience in capital markets, banking and commercial transactions, including large business projects and major financing, privatisations, and mergers and acquisitions. Hamish is dual-qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales, as well as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is also a practicing Certified Public Secretary. As a thought leader, he provides clients with a breadth of thorough legal and practical commercial advice in all transactions.

Haanee Khan

Haanee Khan Partner, CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates

Haanee is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Department. His primary area of practice is Corporate & Commercial law with a niche focus in the Aviation industry. Haanee is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with substantial experience in both Corporate M&A transactions and Aviation Finance & Regulatory work. In his capacity as a corporate lawyer, Haanee has been involved in a range of private equity matters, mergers and acquisitions cutting across a range of specialist sectors, including healthcare, communications, aviation, and banking. In his capacity as an Aviation lawyer, he has advised airlines, leasing companies, and lenders on an array of matters and has regularly featured as a speaker at various key aviation events.

Marieke Geurts

Marieke Geurts Investment Director, Ascent Capital

Marieke is an investment director at Ascent Capital, based in Nairobi where she is responsible for sourcing, analysing, and executing private equity transactions as well as providing post-investment support to portfolio companies. Marieke has over 10 years of experience investing in and advising companies, mostly in emerging and frontier markets. She has worked and lived in several emerging markets, including Kenya, The Philippines, India, and Togo. She has a background as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, advising large companies across Europe as well as in Kenya on their growth strategies, transformations, and multi-billion-dollar mergers and has previous experience in the entrepreneurial environment of Rocket Internet at Lazada Philippines. Marieke holds a Masters in International Management (MiM) from CEMS and an MSc from Rotterdam School of Management.

Event Partners

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates (CMS-DI) is the oldest law firm in Kenya tracing its origins to 1899 with offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, and is part of CMS, a future-facing international firm with more than 5,000 lawyers across more than 70 offices in 40 countries worldwide.

As one of the most reputable full-service civil law practices, CMS-DI engages in all aspects of corporate, commercial, real estate, and dispute resolution services. With over 40 experienced lawyers, a number who are dual qualified (England and New York), handling significant, ground-breaking, and noteworthy commercial transactions, CMS-DI’s clients include Kenyan-owned companies, multinational corporations, development institutions, foundations, and private clients conducting business across Africa.

Venue: Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection

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