CDH Kenya appoints new Tax & Exchange Control Director, Alex Kanyi

CDH’s Kenya office is excited to welcome Alex Kanyi to the fold. Alex joined the firm’s Tax & Exchange Control practice as a Partner, on 15 August 2022.

26 Aug 2022 2 min read CDH Alert Article

At a glance

  • CDH's Kenya office has welcomed Alex Kanyi as a Partner in the Tax & Exchange Control practice, starting from August 15, 2022.
  • Alex brings significant expertise in various areas, including tax structuring, tax dispute resolution, risk management, restructuring, legal audits, contracts, and regulatory compliance.
  • He has a strong track record, having held roles in KPMG and successfully representing companies in tax appeals, advising on tax structuring for projects, and providing guidance on restructuring operations in East Africa. Alex's impressive academic background further enhances his capabilities as a tax lawyer. CDH is delighted to have him join their Nairobi practice and contribute to the firm's growth in East Africa.

With in-depth, cross-border experience, backed by an exceptional academic record, Alex brings his significant expertise in tax structuring, tax dispute resolution, risk management, restructuring, legal audits, legal due diligence, contracts, company secretarial, acquisitions, corporate governance as well as regulatory compliance.

Since November 2013, Alex has held various roles including Regulatory Lead – Tax and Regulatory Services for KPMG in East Africa. His work comprises of successfully representing various companies from across the globe in defending claims at the Tax Appeals Tribunal and advising on tax structuring for projects including (but not limited to) an Engineering Procurement and Construction project for an 83 MW geothermal power plant. In addition, Alex was pivotal in advising a global motor vehicle company based in France to minimise the tax implications on restructuring their operations in East Africa through an asset transfer deal, as well as advising a tier one bank on the acquisition of a fund management and trustee firm; advising a tier one bank on setting up an Employment Share Ownership Plan across its group with presence in 11 African countries.

Alex’s impressive academic record places him in a unique position; he is an approved Trainer via the Africa Facilitators Accreditation Program and a Legal Audit Practitioner. He holds a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is a Certified Secretary via the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB). Alex obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree (Second Upper) through Moi University and is a Certified Public Accountant through KASNEB.

“We are delighted to have Alex become a Partner in CDH Kenya. Alex’s record showcases his excellence as a tax lawyer, and his exceptional abilities to provided further support to our Nairobi office, which will continue to propel the firm to evolve with the needs of our clients across Africa” says Sammy Ndolo, Managing Partner in CDH Kenya.
“CDH is extraordinarily pleased to have Alex join our Nairobi practice”, says CDH Chief Executive Officer, Brent Williams. “His strong knowledge and experience will be vital as we continue to grow our reach in East Africa”.

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