Sonal is a partner with Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K), a leading corporate law firm in Kenya, for over 21 years. Sonal also provides support to 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 (six 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, mergers and acquisitions, corporate commercial matters and insolvency. She is also recognised for her expertise in Tanzanian law.
Sonal is a regular speaker at various seminars on various aspects of banking and commercial law. She has contributed to a number of publications, including the Kenyan chapters for Aircraft Finance: Registration Security and Enforcement and Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights published by Sweet & Maxwell. Sonal has also written articles and spoken at a number of seminars, including seminars hosted by AFRAA, the legal issues relating to the oil and gas sector and 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.
She is ranked as a leading lawyer in Kenya in Chambers Global, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 and other publications.
Sonal graduated as a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Westminster, England.