Karanja’s appointment is designed to strengthen the firm’s response to its client service needs, as the firm unlocks further value for their clients investing across Africa.
Global challenges continue to frame new changes to the international and digital tax regulatory framework, and Karanja brings with him over 22 years’ experience in international tax issues. He has worked with the Kenya Revenue Authority and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Tax Inspectors without Borders Project. Prior to joining ALN Kenya, he had served as the Head of Transfer Pricing at Andersen Tax in Nairobi.
Karanja joins a team led by managing partner and Head of Tax Daniel Ngumy and partner Kenneth Njuguna, strengthening the firm’s significant tax offering in East Africa. He will work with clients to prepare transfer pricing documentation and will be involved in defending clients against the increasingly significant transfer pricing assessments raised by revenue authorities on multinational companies and investors operating across Africa.
“The global tax environment is quickly changing, with greater focus on international arrangements and cross-border tax matters such as transfer pricing,” explained Ngumy. “The appointment of James not only reflects his professional expertise and commitment to our ALN values towards bolstering our quality of service and know-how, but also highlights our unwavering commitment to continue supporting clients to navigate emerging tax issues’ new territories and capitalise on future opportunities in the East African region and across Africa.”
“I am very excited to join Anjarwalla & Khanna and ALN, which enjoys a strong record for cross-border and digital tax matters,” said Karanja. “I hope to bring my experience to assist clients across Africa with their transfer pricing needs, and to help build a dedicated international practice in my client engagements. Going forward, I see us as the tax team that everyone wants to work with and be part of, and the trusted tax adviser of choice in the region.”
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