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Banking & Finance / Project Finance / Islamic Finance

Establishing the right financing mechanisms is crucial to the success of any investment project. With significant commercial experience of the common banking legislation, our team provides advice on finance transactions across the OHADA states, including cross-border investments. .

Company / Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions

Our strong record on Corporate is praised by lot of international and domestic companies and international law firms as well when they seek advice on formation and incorporation of branches or subsidiaries or when they face problems in relation to corporate governance. .

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

In addition to handling the establishment of telecom structures in Senegal, we regularly provide legal services to many domestic and foreign corporations operating in the Technology, Media [ampersand] Telecommunications sector. .

Real Estate, Property & Construction

The highest rate of construction in the sub-region is taking place along the Petit Côte of Senegal. Our branch based in Mbour has responded to the increasing number of hotels and real estate projects in the area by developing a strong real estate, property and construction practice. .

Mining

The mining sector is a major area of practice for us, given the strategic importance of natural resources in the African economy. We advise a range of mining operators in relation to exploration licences, regulatory compliance, government relations, risk mitigation and environmental approvals. .

Transport / Maritime & Aviation

The firm’s expertise in transport matters includes aviation and shipping, under the leadership of our Partner. .

Employment & Labour

Labour laws are unique to each jurisdiction, so foreign law firms who are advising international clients refer to us on matters of employment law within the region. We advise employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship, including contracts, wages, dismissals, cross-border employment, pensions and social security. .

Tax

Taxation issues affect all of our clients doing business in the region. We provide advice both on regulatory compliance to assist companies to maximize their tax position and also offer representation on contentious matters or disputes with the tax authorities. .

Human Rights

The firm advocates strongly on human rights issues by representing victims of human rights violations before the Senegalese and international courts. We also advise civil society clients on economic and social rights, such as communities'rights requiring protection in relation to the extractive industries. .

Public & Administrative Law

The efficiency of our services in public and administrative law is well appreciated and consists mainly in advising the Council Bodies, the embassies, the international governmental or non governmental organisations in relation with the legal aspects of their mandates. .

Non For Profit Organizations

We act as legal advisers of many charities and non- for profit organizations. Our commitment to offer them efficient and prompt services tailored to their needs explains why our firm is more and more appointed by charities .

Governance & Legal Reform

We recognize the importance of good governance, both in the administration of the country and also in internal corporate management. We assist clients to establish the right governance systems for their business in accordance with the legal requirements. .

Chambers Mining Guide 2019

 

We are pleased to announce the publication of Chambers Mining Guide 2019.  

  The guide provides expert legal commentary on key issues for businesses. The guide covers the important developments in the most significant jurisdictions.

 GENI &KEBE lawyers Mouhamed Kebe, Mohamed Dieng and Mahamat Atteib have authored the chapter on Senegal.

 To read the chapter, please follow this link:

 https://practiceguides.chambers.com/practice-guides/mining-2019/senegal

The New Investment Code in Cote d'Ivoire: A focus on key innovations

Cote d'Ivoire has adopted a new investment code through Ordinance No. 2018-646 of 1 August 2018. This text repeals Ordinance No. 2012-487 of 7 June 2012 on the Investment Code amended 2015.

By Mouhamed Kebe 

Attorney, CCJA arbitrator, member of the ICC Court of Arbitration,

Managing Partner, GENI & KEBE. 

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The attractiveness of the OHADA Arbitration System

Please follow this link to read Mouhamed Kebe’s article in the November 2018 edition of Afrimag on the attractiveness of the new Arbitration regime introduced across the OHADA states last year.  The reforms to the common arbitration laws are part of an effort to promote and consolidate alternative methods of settling disputes in the region.

https://afrimag.net/lattractivite-du-nouveau-droit-ohada-de-larbitrage/

The original article is in French: Please choose the “translate this page” button on the page to read the article in English.

MAME NGONE SOW PRESENTS AT THE SIM SENEGAL CONFERENCE

GENI & KEBE Senior Associate, Mame Ngoné Sow, presented at the fifth Salon International des Mines du Sénégal / Senegal International Mining Conference and Exhibition (SIM Senegal), held in Dakar from 6-8 November 2018. 

Ms Sow spoke on accessing finance for mining activities.  Ms Sow is an experienced banking and finance lawyer. She shared with the audience some tips for securing and safeguarding appropriate funding for resource development, particularly in light of changes to Senegal’s mining code enacted in 2016. The session was moderated by the Hon Amadou BA, the Senegalese Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning.  GENI & KEBE co-sponsored the session with DLA Piper Africa.

Organised by the Senegalese Ministry of Mines and Geology in association with AME trade, SIM Senegal is the only event supported by the government of Senegal dedicated to expanding the country’s mining sector.  The mining sector is a major area of practice for GENI & KEBE, given the strategic importance of natural resources in the African economy.  GENI & KEBE advises a range of mining operators in relation to exploration licences, regulatory compliance, government relations, risk mitigation, environmental approvals, project finance, tax, land acquisition and litigation. 

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