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Deloitte Juridique et Fiscal

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The firm: Deloitte member firms have a long standing reputation for helping clients address complex, cross-border issues. Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* lawyers work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting and financial advisory to guide you through your project in a co-ordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in over 80 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities.

Deloitte Juridique et Fiscal (DJF) is located in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is represented in Gabon through Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for the audit and accounting practice and through Deloitte Juridique et Fiscal for the tax and legal practice.

DJF’s (ex Cabinet Phillipe Laurelli) team has been operating in Gabon for the past 30 years and comprises about 21 persons. The tax and legal firm joined Deloitte & Touche in 2002 and has since changed its name to Deloitte Juridique et Fiscal. Since 2010, the DJF Tax & Legal firm now one partner in Gabon and a team of 14 professionals. Whatever the area in which it is called to intervene and to allow the implementation of effective and sustainable solutions, adapted to the needs and activities of its clients, the firm strives to combine pragmatism with creativity and rigor. DJF in Gabon includes tax and legal services for a diversified client portfolio: logging business, oil, mines, transportation, computer and software companies, services, car and equipment retailing, banking and insurance, public services, financial restructuring and privatisation, projects financed by international institutions. Most of its assignments are located in Libreville or Port-Gentil.

The firm’s main practice focus relates to the following assignments: corporate law and business law matters (company secretary, M&A, leases etc), oil and mineral resources laws, project finance, privatisation matters, international law matters, labour laws matters, tax and customs laws matters, and a monthly legal and tax newsletter (French and English).

DJF is part of the Deloitte Legal network. The practice primarily intervenes in Gabon in company law matters (board secretariat, mergers, acquisitions, legal and financial restructuring), tax law (advice and litigation), labour law (individual and collective relations work, advice and litigation) and customs disputes.

Areas of practice: Commercial law solutions: companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Deloitte Legal* can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. Deloitte Legal invests time to understand the needs and operational nuances of its clients. It offers a broad base of commercial business law services in multiple jurisdictions. Its experience and global reach allow the firm to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalised, tailor-made services. Deloitte Legal operates in competition law, distribution law, commercial contracts, commercial leases, construction and real estate development, transport, finance lease, and transfer of business assets.

Corporate and mergers and acquisitions services: Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including advising in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions processes) through to general secretarial services (legal secretary, setting up of companies, etc). It also assists foreign investors with their transactions in Gabon and supervises regulatory activities. Deloitte Legal advises both national and international companies and groups.

Tax advice/custom advice solutions: Deloitte Legal* and Deloitte tax professionals offer both domestic and multinational companies controversy assistance. It advises clients on business taxation/custom, oil and mining taxation, international taxation and individual taxation.

Labour/social: Deloitte Legal* supports its clients on issues related to individual and collective labour relations but also in the context of restructuring (social audit, social restructuring and due diligence).

Human capital: Deloitte Legal* operates in the transformation of the HR function, talent management and optimisation of recruitment.

Public sector: Deloitte Legal* works with public services by bringing them expertise in state reform, public contracts, drafting legislation and regulations and privatisation.

Oil and gas/mining: Deloitte Legal* advises in restructuring, and offers legal advice for investment, acquisition, tax and customs aspects.

*”Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

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  • at this office: 12
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  • French
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