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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 sharing lessons from the OHADA states with the Islamic Development Bank

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is an international financial institution with 56 member countries that fosters economic development and social progress of member countries and more broadly.
In June, GENI & KEBE partners Mouhamed Kebe and Dr Aboubacar Fall delivered a seminar at the headquarters of IDB in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia under the chairmanship of Mr. Mansour A. Noibi, the Director of the Legal Department. The event was attended by the staff of the Legal Department, including legal counsel and managers.

The topics for discussion ranged from OHADA law, land issues and Islamic finance.  Islamic finance refers to banking practices that are consistent with Shari'ah (Islamic) law, which includes limitations on accepting specific interest or fees for loans of money and prohibitions on investments in activities that are contrary to Islamic principles (such as pork or alcohol).
“There are particular development opportunities and challenges for the IDB, which conducts its business in compliance with two sets of laws – the law of the country in which it is operating and the laws of Islamic financing,” commented Dr Aboubacar Fall.  “A number of the member states of the IDB are member states of OHADA, so this was an excellent opportunity to discuss the how best to work within these legal systems and learn more about the IDB’s projects and impact in the region.”
“This was a great opportunity for us to learn more about the OHADA system,” commented Mr Noibi  “and to shed light on the legal challenges for IDB developmental activities in the region.”

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