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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. .

TAX : SENEGAL AND UNITED KINGDOM SIGN A DOUBLE TAXATION CONVENTION

Dakar, 26 February 2015 - For the first time, a comprehensive Double Taxation Convention has been signed between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Senegal.  The Convention was signed in Dakar on 26 February 2015 by His Excellency Mr John Marshall, British Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and His Excellency Mankeur Ndiaye, Senegalese Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The new Convention’s aim is the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion between the two countries.
The Convention deals with the treatment of taxes on income and capital gains imposed by the United Kingdom or Senegal on residents of one or both of the countries.  It is a comprehensive convention, covering these taxes irrespective of the manner they are levied.
The Convention applies to taxes that exist at the time of signing and also to any identical or substantially similar taxes that are imposed in the future. The Contracting States are also required to notify each other of any significant changes that have been made in their taxation laws.
“This convention is timely, and will certainly strengthen the growing trend of investments between Senegal and the United Kingdom,” commented Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner of GENI & KEBE, a full service law firm that has advised the British Embassy in Senegal for several decades.

He added, “Over the last few years, we have advised lots of UK businesses investing in, or interested in doing business in Senegal; one of the main challenges they faced was the double imposition issue.  This Convention will provide an enabling framework and more certainty for these investors.”

The Convention will enter into force once both countries have completed their legislative procedures.

ICC Fraudnet appoints Geni Kebe partner Dr Aboubacar Fall as its representive member in senegal

GENI & KEBE Partner, Dr. Aboubacar Fall, has been appointed the Senegalese representative of Fraud Net, an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  In 2004, the ICC founded Fraud Net in response to the increasing sophistication of fraud across country borders due to globalisation and advancements in technology.

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GENI & KEBE APPOINTED TO REPRESENT SENEGAL ON AN INVESTMENT ARBITRATION CLAIM BEFORE ICSID

GENI & KEBE, the leading African law firm, has been appointed by the Republic of Senegal in an investor-state arbitration claim registered with the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) brought by French multinational VICAT, in relation to cement manufacturing operations in Senegal.

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GENI & KEBE INVITED TO SPEAK AT THE 2ND ANNUAL AFRICA HOTEL EXPANSION SUMMIT

The 2nd Annual Africa Hotel Expansion Summit, to be held in Dakar on 12-13 February 2015, is an opportunity for developers, investors, regulators and building professionals to discuss opportunities for the hotel and resort business across Africa. Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner of GENI & KEBE, and Ms. Codou Sow Seck, Senior Associate, will join a panel titled “Securing Finance For Your Deal”. They will provide insight into the legal implications for financing hotel projects and how to deal with complex investment contracts in Francophone Africa.

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