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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. .

Alternative Dispute Resolution : Obama Signs into Law Restriction on Arbitration Clauses

Most military contractors will no longer be able to enforce mandatory arbitration clauses in their employment contracts under a provision signed into law by President Obama. The provision is included in the 2009-2010 spending bill for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Mining & Energy : Exxon in Ghana: billion-dollar lessons in managing resource politics

Kosmos' $4 billion sale of a stake in an oilfield in Ghana to Exxon has hit a political roadblock…Ghana's government wants Kosmos' stake sold instead to the state-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)…In such a context, companies need to do everything they can to avoid providing any excuse for governments to move against them…For potential acquirers of assets such as Exxon, meanwhile, due diligence over the in-country reputation of their targets is essential. The mining industry has long been aware of these sorts of sensitivities in Ghana, with foreign mining firms criticised or called upon (fairly or not) to contribute more to national development. For oil firms entering West Africa, it is worth striving to minimise similar controversies, even if they cannot avoid them entirely.

Orange Healthcare joins the mHealth Alliance to develop mobilehealth solutions in west africa

A partnership reflecting growing activity in the use of wireless technologies for mobile health solutions (mHealth);

Building on the experience, contacts and technology expertise of each partner to develop mHealth projects that meet health needs in West Africa;

A long-term goal: improving the healthcare sector and modernising medical practises through mobile devices and applications.

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Human Rights : The African Commission held a land mark decision on the issue of indigenous rights.

In a land mark ruling held on 4 February 2010, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ rights condemned the expulsion of the Endorois people from their land in Kenya. The Commission ruled that the Endorois' eviction from their traditional land for tourism development violated their human rights.

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