Amne is the Founder and Principal of Shikana Law Group. She is an advocate, who counsels foreign investors, multinational companies as well as SMEs on legal issues pertaining to specific sectors in Africa. In particular, she councils investors as they develop and expand their activities across Africa.
Amne combines a strong experience in finance and corporate law, having worked in asset and fund management as well as private equity funds for a total of five years as a legal adviser for Capital Dynamics and subsequently Pictet & Cie in Switzerland. She advised on offshore investments, optimal company structures in accordance to the objectives of the company, wealth and estate management, fund formation and structured products, fiscal law, financial and securities regulations of major financial markets and general legal considerations with regards to financing and financial products and cross-border company law matters.
She has acted as adviser to the East African Community (the "EAC") and the World Trade Organisation (the "WTO") and posses a strong understanding of regional integration matters, particularly the economic law of regional integration, international trade as well as bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
Amne is experienced in conducting high-level mediation with ministries and government agencies on behalf of her clients. She has also closed on a number of high profile and lucrative contracts in various sectors such as telecommunications on behalf of her clients.
Amne read her Bachelor degree and Master degree in Law at the University of Geneva, where she graduated with honours. She read her L.L.M. in International Trade and Financial law at University College London. She speaks English, French, Kiswahili and Spanish.