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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. .

GENI & KEBE PROVIDES CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION TO AMERICAN LAWYERS VISITING AFRICA

 

The National Bar Association was founded in the USA in 1925.  It is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges, with approximately 65,000 members.
A group of National Bar Association attorneys, led by the Association’s President,  visited Senegal in June.  Managing Partner of GENI & KEBE, Mouhamed Kebe, presented to the attorneys on the business environment both in Senegal, and the wider OHADA region (OHADA is a system of business laws and implementing institutions shared by 17 countries in West and Central Africa).  GENI & KEBE is a full service commercial law firm with its head office in Senegal and affiliate offices in 14 countries in the region.
“It was a privilege to spend time with members of National Bar Association during their visit to Africa,” said Mr Kebe.  “Trade and investment between the United States and countries in the OHADA region is growing.  This was an opportunity to share information about the legal framework that applies here in Senegal and the region.”
The US attorneys earned Continuing Legal Education credits by participating in the event.
For more information about doing business in the OHADA space, please follow the links to the following publications:

Senegal business environment: From a local to a regional perspective, Mouhamed Kebe, IFLR 1000 legal update, 2014
Doing Business in Côte d’Ivoire: New steps for a more attractive business climate, Rahimine Touré and Mouhamed Kebe, IFLR 1000 legal update, 2015
Doing business in Cameroon: key issues of which to be aware, Hassane Koné and Mouhamed Kebe, IFLR 1000 legal update, 2014 
Doing business in Gabon: New steps for a more attractive business climate, Mouhamed Kebe, IFLR 1000 legal update, 2015

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