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GENI & KEBE
GENI & KEBE is a full-service commercial law firm providing legal services in Sub Saharan Africa. Founded in 1912 to service foreign companies and diplomatic missions working in Senegal, GENI & KEBE is the oldest and largest law firm in the country. Over 100 years on, GENI & KEBE now works in collaboration with 14 Affiliate Offices to provide a full spectrum of legal services across the region. GENI & KEBE’s staff have lived and worked internationally, so they appreciate the foreign perspective; but the firm is also home-grown, so the advisers know the local business and government environments intimately.
Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall
As one of the largest and most experienced law firms in West Africa with over three decades of practice in the field of law, Cabinet Maitre Cheikh FALL offers a wide range of legal services to national and international organisations and individuals throughout Africa. Maître Cheikh FALL law firm was founded and is managed by Maître Cheikh FALL (attorney-at-law), with the collaboration of a highly experienced and competent staff made up of talented lawyers and legal experts with different specialisations, as well as a qualified and bilingual management staff connected online 24 hours a day to ensure permanent contact with clients.
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With economic strife putting pressure on Africa's foreign investments, effective dispute resolution mechanisms are vital. We teamed up with Simmons & Simmons to ask general counsel their experiences of disputes on the continent.
As we reported in our dispute resolution Insight 'Clause and effect' last year, Africa has become a disputes hotspot. With a fall in commodities prices leading to abandoned projects, disputes work is becoming even more plentiful.
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As foreign investment into Africa grows, so does the demand for dispute resolution. We team up with Simmons & Simmons to assess how clients can get the best out of that crunch arbitration clause.
The attraction of Africa, and its abundance of natural resources, is undeniable. In 20 years, foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 853% from just over $6bn in 1994 to $57.2bn in 2013, compared to a global average of 466% growth. It is unsurprising then that the increase in African-related arbitration has been robust. Where international investment goes, disputes invariably follow.
With a huge infra deficit and investment flooding in, Legal Business assesses the bellwether projects – and their advisers – defining Africa’s infrastructure market.
In August this year, President Obama hosted the largest US-Africa leaders’ summit ever, with the heads of nearly every African nation gathering in Washington DC. As well as working on governance and leadership issues, Obama talked to a business forum hosted in the Mandarin Oriental, with 90 US firms and over 100 major African companies attending, in an attempt to broker deals and build relationships across the Atlantic.