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. .


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. .


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. .


Three law students from Senegal are among 18 students from the world's Least Developed Countries who have been awarded scholarships from global law firm DLA Piper in the inaugural year of its Global Scholarship Programme. The students will receive funding for their university fees plus long-term career mentoring from lawyers across the firm and a series of global placements. Scholarships have also been awarded to law students from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambia.
The recruitment process ensured the students were both high-achieving and ambitious to improve the rule of law in their countries. One winning applicant, Mariyama Faty Ndaye, inspired the organization with her inspiration to study law, "One of the most difficult things in the world is not being able to make people hear your voice.  I want to be the proof that African women can succeed in the world of business."
The other winning applicants, Assane Diop Teuw and Anne Marie Mendy are equally impressive winners of the inaugural scholarship awards. All three students study law at the Institut Supérieur   de Management in Dakar.
DLA Piper Africa has a leading presence in nineteen Africa countries having built an alliance of independent law firms across the continent. Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner of GENE & KEBE in Senegal, believes the programme will make a significant difference to the careers of the law students,
"Our lawyers are thrilled to support this initiative, by mentoring and training very talented Senegalese law students who we see as tomorrow's business leaders. As a leading law firm in Senegal and affiliate of DLA Piper Africa we are uniquely placed to link these talented students to global markets. We view this as programme as an important investment in our country's future."
President of International Lawyers, Dame Linda Dobbs, who was born in Sierra Leone and became a high-court judge in the UK, helped DLA Piper Global Co-Chairmen Juan Picón and Roger Meltzer to launch the Programme to the firm. Dame Linda praised the programme for "enabling opportunities, realising potential and promoting change".
Juan Picón said: "Whilst the firm has a long history of supporting student lawyers and promoting social mobility, this programme increases the depth of our work with a smaller pool of students, making it truly transformative.
Roger Meltzer said: "We believe this is the first scholarship of its kind and have worked with leaders in the social mobility sphere to create a programme that contributes to the rule of law within lesser-developed countries without acting as a brain drain for talented students.
"We hope that the students will use their experiences to strengthen the infrastructure within their home countries, whether they choose to follow careers in the legal or business spheres."


Pan-African law firm GENI & KEBE and international law firm DLA Piper are pleased to announce that GENI & KEBE has become a member of DLA Piper Africa.
The relationship recognises that GENI & KEBE and DLA Piper’s individual strengths can be pooled together when needed to provide the best service for clients doing business in Africa.
Members of DLA Piper Africa are leading, independent law firms across the continent that have developed a strong relationship with DLA Piper though working together on Africa related projects.  The group structure enables better cross-border support for clients, capitalising on the commitment and expertise of the partner firms in each jurisdiction.
“As a pan-African law firm with a century-long history of supporting investment and the rule of law in Africa, GENI & KEBE is delighted to be joining the network of leading independent law firms in DLA Piper Africa,” said GENI & KEBE Managing Partner, Mouhamed Kebe.  “We recognise the strength in partnering and collaborating to provide the best possible service to our clients.  Investment in our region is growing quickly and we know from experience that teaming up with others is needed to ensure quality advice in a globalised world.”
Michel Frieh, co-Managing Partner for DLA Piper in France commented: "We are deeply proud to welcome GENI & KEBE as a new relationship firm to DLA Piper Africa, with whom we will be able to continue to provide our clients with the kind of high quality services that they are used to in an increasingly complex legal environment that is still constantly shifting.  With their inclusion, DLA Piper Africa now has a presence across all of the regions on the continent from North to South and East to West, in all working languages.”


The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC’s) International Court of Arbitration is recognised as one of the world’s leading arbitration institutions.  It administers arbitrations from 3 locations (Paris, Hong Kong and New York) through a Secretariat working in 28 languages.  Court Members are experienced arbitration practitioners drawn from over 100 countries. 
The Court has appointed Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner of sub-Saharan law firm GENI & KEBE, as a new Member of the Court from 1 July 2017.
Mr Kebe holds a Certificate in Commercial and Investment International Arbitration from the University of London and is a chartered arbitrator before the Arbitration Court of the OHADA States.
“Strong arbitration institutions are an important factor in encouraging commercial confidence,” explains Mr Kebe.  “It is an honour to be appointed to the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration and I look forward to providing high quality and efficient service to the Court’s users.”
Mr Kebe is one of 41 new appointed members from 38 countries.  The Court’s President, Mr Alexis Mourre, notes ““The diversity of new Court members underscores our commitment to ensure the Court draws on the full range of expertise and experience found in our global network.”
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Chambers & Partners is recognized as the leading independent reviewer of lawyers and law firms.  For 2017, GENI & KEBE has once again been ranked in recognition of the firm’s mining, energy, banking & finance work.
One source quoted by Chambers said “We're very satisfied with the quality of their service and they're always available.  It has a lot of resources and a good network."
Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner, was once again top-ranked
Codou Sow-Seck, recently made a Partner of the Firm, was acknowledged as one of Senegal’s “up-and-coming” lawyers and ranked in the Guide for the first time.
“It is an exciting time to be a lawyer in our region,” said Mouhamed Kebe, “We have had the privilege of working on a number of significant projects this year which will contribute to the economic and social development in  sub-Saharan Africa.  To be acknowledged for our role in this work by Chambers is an honour.  We thank our clients for their recognition and feedback.” 
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