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Trishala Devani is part of the Corporate Practice Group that advises on matters including Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Competition Law. The Practice Group’s clients range from private equity and venture capital funds, leading regional commercial banks, listed entities, investment funds and financial institutions.

Experience has included advising:

  • As a team member, a Private Equity Fund in its Exit from its investment in a Kenyan company
  • As a team member, a listed company on a pre-acquisition due diligence process regionally
  • As a team member, two private equity funds in their proposed investment in a Mauritian offshore entity through its portfolio company incorporated in Kenya


  • City, University of London, UK, Master of Laws in International Commercial Law LL.M. (2016)
  • BPP University College, UK, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice - Legal Practice Course (LPC) (2015)
  • University of Kent, UK, Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (2014)

Prior Experience 

  • 2020 to date, Associate, IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa in Kenya
  • 2019 to 2020, Pupil, IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa in Kenya
  • August 2017 – October 2017, Nairobi - based law firm
  • July 2016, Intern, London - based law firm
  • August 2015, Intern, London - based law firm