PRESS RELEASE | Spencer West Takes Flight into East Africa: Elevating Legal Excellence with Kenyan Expansion

Spencer West Expands Presence into Kenya with Founding Managing Partner Haanee Khan Leading the Charge

Spencer West, the thriving international revenue-share law firm, is excited to announce the establishment of its new offices in Kenya, a strategic move to meet the growing demand for legal services in the East African region. The expansion will be spearheaded by Haanee Khan, a seasoned Corporate and Commercial lawyer with over a decade of experience in African M&A and Private Equity. 

Haanee brings a wealth of expertise in navigating complex legal landscapes, with a focus on various sectors including Aviation, Telecoms, Agribusiness, Consumer Goods, Energy, Hospitality, Industrials, and Technology. His extensive experience encompasses a broad spectrum of industries, making him a trusted advisor in the corporate and commercial realm.  

Notably, Haanee possesses specialised knowledge in aviation-related matters, including aircraft finance and regulatory work. This adds a unique dimension to Spencer West’s service offerings in Kenya, as the firm continues to expand its footprint across diverse sectors. 

“I am enthusiastic about our entry into the dynamic legal market of Kenya,” said Haanee. “With its status as the economic, commercial, financial, and logistics hub of East and Central Africa, Kenya presents immense opportunities for legal professionals and businesses alike. My vision extends far beyond just establishing a law firm. Together with my co-founding partners, we aspire to cultivate a culture where we transcend the traditional role of legal advisors to become trusted partners in our clients’ success stories. Our mission, aligned with the global brand, is to build not only a renowned legal practice but also a vibrant community where the best talents in the market thrive and flourish.” 

Spencer West’s move into Kenya aligns with the firm’s commitment to providing expert legal services globally. With Partner-led practices, the firm ensures clients receive personalised attention and tailored advice on corporate, commercial, and private equity matters. 

Antoine West, Managing Partner at Spencer West said: “Expanding our presence into Kenya marks an exhilarating chapter for Spencer West. With Haanee at the helm of our operations, we’re not just entering a new market; we’re embracing a dynamic legal landscape. This, combined with our new South Africa office, propels us forward with boundless enthusiasm. We’re not just arriving; we’re making a lasting impact in the region, providing innovative legal solutions that resonate across Africa.” 

 The new offices in Kenya will serve as a hub for Spencer West’s operations in the East African region, bringing the firm’s principles of collaboration, entrepreneurship, and excellence to clients seeking comprehensive legal solutions. 

Antoine West
Managing Partner - Co-Founder
Antoine West is a Partner Solicitor at Spencer West. He specialises corporate and commercial, construction claims, commercial dispute resolution & professional negligence.
Haanee Khan
Founding Managing Partner (Kenya), Corporate, Commercial, Finance & Aviation
Spencer West Partner Haanee Khan