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Nanyi Kaluma



Kaluma Nanyi
Nanyi Kaluma



Nanyi has built up an outstanding track record in advising corporate clients, financial institutions and investment banks in relation to a wide range of criminal, regulatory and commercial disputes (including arbitration). As a key member of our white-collar crime practice, Nanyi has extensive experience in advising clients in the context of cross-border bribery and money laundering investigations.

In addition, Nanyi has a specific interest in class actions and collective redress, and is regularly invited as an expert in discussions on Belgian and EU initiatives relating to collective redress. She has held lectures and has published several articles on class actions, investigations and compliance issues.

Finally, Nanyi has significant experience in cases with an African nexus. She has a practical knowledge of the legal framework, business practices and cultural specificities of many jurisdictions in both francophone and anglophone Africa, and is actively involved in Allen & Overy’s global Africa Group.

Nanyi has been consistently recommended by Legal 500 for being "outstanding" (2014) and for providing “extremely helpful, responsive and insightful advice” (2015), as well as for being a “Next generation lawyer” (2017 & 2018) and a "Rising star" (2020 & 2021).

Experience highlights



Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren

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Admitted to the bar (State of New York, USA), 2005

Admitted as “avocate” (Brussels, Belgium), 1999


LLM, Comparative Jurisprudence, New York University School of Law, 2002

Certificate EU law (Socrates Programme), Reinische Freidrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn, 1998-1999

Erasmus Programme, University of Glasgow, 1998

Degree, Law, Université de Liège, 1998

Pro-bono experience

Advising MANS, a Montenegrin NGO devoted to fighting the problems of corruption and organized crime, on a multijurisdictional comparative study on AML regimes in the context of the review of Montenegrin legislation on money laundering and bribery in relation to financial institutions.

Former member of the board of directors of the Belgian chapter of Transparency International, the international NGO aimed at fighting corruption.


Published work

Kaluma N., Fernandez-Bertier M., "Stating the obvious : la CJUE rejette l’application du principe non bis in idem en matière fiscale pour défaut d’identité de personne entre une personne morale et son représentant légal", article in Revue pratique des sociétés - Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschap, 2017, no. 8, p.1027-1038.

Kaluma N. and Fernandez-Bertier, M., "Belgium: The UBO Register Is About To Go Live: Summary Of The Obligations Of Belgian Companies", Mondaq, 2018 (online). 

Kaluma N., Everaert J., Verhaegen A., "Bribery and Corruption in Belgium", in Bribery and Corruption, Global Legal Insights, 2014, p.39.

Kaluma N., Eyskens W., "Non-US Class Actions", chapter in Litigating Securities Class Actions 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Kaluma N., Eyskens, W., "La class action et le droit belge, va-et-vient de part et d'autre de l'Atlantique", article in Journal des Tribunaux 2008, p.481-488.

Kaluma N., Eyskens W., "Class Actions in Belgium", chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions 2011.

Kaluma N., Eyskens W., "Class and Group Actions 2009: Belgium", chapter in Global Legal Group’s Guide to Class and Group Actions 2008.

News & insights

Collection of lights

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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view of Berlin - new coalition agreement

Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Germany's new coalition agreement: Change is afoot for the financial services industry?

The three political parties set to form the next German government published a coalition agreement on 24 November. Its part on the German and European financial market in most respects seems to…

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Strings of code

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) publishes draft regulations for network data security management

On 14 November 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published a consultation draft of the Regulations on Network Data Security Management (Network Data Security Regulations) for public…

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close up of stack of credit cards

Publications: 18 MARCH 2021

Basic banking service for undertakings - basic or baffling

In November 2020, the right for undertakings to a basic banking service was introduced into the Belgian Code of Economic Law. The adoption of this law follows more than 17 years after the adoption of…

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