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Aisha Abdallah

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Aisha is a Partner at ALN Kenya Anjarwalla & Khanna where she heads the regional Dispute Resolution department based at the Nairobi Head Office. She is dual qualified as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Solicitor of England and Wales. Aisha has substantial experience in complex, high value cross border disputes.

Aisha was nominated by the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce to the board of the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration in 2021. In December 2022, Aisha was appointed head of the governing council of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and is a member of its Proceeding Committee She is also on the AFSA panel of arbitrators and is a member of the Africa Users Group for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the African Arbitration Association and the Delos board of advisors, amongst other bodies. Aisha was also the lead author of the Kenyan chapter of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th editions of the International Arbitration Review.

Aisha has a lot of experience in economic crime. She is a member of the IBA Asset Recovery Committee and was part of an expert team that drafted Anti-Money Laundering, Remittances and Mobile Money Bills for Somaliland. She was the lead author of the Kenya chapter of the 2018 Chambers Anti-Corruption Global Practice Guide. and the ALN Anti-Corruption Guide 2019.
Aisha is passionate about the rule of law and the impact of quality legal training. In 2022 she was nominated as the Law Society of Kenya representative to the Council of Legal Education. She is a director of the ALN Academy, a charity that provides legal training and capacity building to public and private sector lawyers on the continent. She is also the patron of A&Ks Pro Bono Committee and a member of the Trust Law Pro Bono Council.

Aisha is rated and recognised by both Chambers Global and Legal 500 for her work. She is the first female and second African lawyer to be admitted to the International Association for Defence Counsel, an invitation-only group of distinguished litigation counsel.

‘Aisha Abdallah is a star performer. She is exceptionally talented, sharp, resourceful and inspires trust.’– Legal 500, 2023

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