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. .

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Employment Relationship and COVID 19

We wanted to share with you an important article authored by our Employment law Team on the topic of Employment Relationship in the context of COVID 2019. The article highlights key considerations that businesses need to be aware of when considering these issues under Senegalese...

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DLA Piper and the Royal African Society hosted today 21 January 2020, a Business Briefing with HE Alassane Ouattara, President of Cote d'Ivoire.The event took place in the London offices of DLA Piper.The President who led a delegation including the First Lady of Cote d'Ivoire,...

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Your Doorway to Successful Investment in Africa

GENI & KEBE is full-service commercial law firm providing legal services in Sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 1912 to provide legal advice to foreign embassies and companies wishing to undertake business in Senegal, GENI & KEBE is the oldest and largest law firm in the country. Over 100 years on,our practice has expanded and we now work in collaboration with Affiliate Offices in 15 countries to provide a full spectrum of legal services across the 17 countries that share business laws in the “OHADA” region.

Experience tells us that our model – dedicated practitioners with a regional focus who value working collaboratively with clients, affiliates and international partners – leads to quality legal advice and practical legal solutions for investors.

“High quality advice and an ability to handle pan-African corporate transactions.” Chambers Global

Welcome to GENI & KEBE. We look forward to working with you

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