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Leading firms in Senegal

GENI & KEBE

Pan-African in its approach, GENI & KEBE offers a multilingual team of OHADA-qualified professionals able to advise on commercial and corporate domestic and cross-border deals. Part of the DLA Piper network, the Dakar office is led by managing partner Mouhamed Kebe, an expert in infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects and arbitration. The firm maintains a strong mining and energy practice, and its continued investment in these fields was illustrated by its promotion of Mohamed Dieng to partner; he advises on due diligence and litigation matters. The firm also advises on cross-border acquisitions, financings and restructurings, with energy and regulatory expert Boubacar Diakité heading the corporate practice. Mame Ngoné Sow leads the finance team, having developed a robust aviation practice in bridge financing and other types of agreements. The team also advises on PPP projects, and is trusted by a number of OHADA state governments for its expertise.

Testimonials

‘Very knowledgeable and professional.’

‘Ismaël Itoua and Mohamed Dieng stand out. Very good contact and reactive.’

‘Mouhamed Kebe was always prepared to step in, and take charge.’

Work highlights

  • Represented AFERT in an appeal against a judgment rendered by the Commercial Court of Dakar.

Habibatou Touré

Habibatou Touré specialises in international financing and investments. Highly regarded name partner Habibatou Touré boasts a particularly strong contentious and non-contentious practice in all matters related to project financing in UEMOA and OHADA states, with a focus on PPP transactions and projects in the energy, mining, and oil and gas industries.

Practice head(s):

Habibatou Touré

Other key lawyers:

Virginie Turpin

Testimonials

‘Habibatou applies the highest standards in terms of the quality of her advice and is able to speak and write in both French and English. In my view, from a legal standpoint, she is the most competent in Senegal.’

‘Good combination of expertise in project development and financings in a variety of key sectors: energy, extractive industries (oil & gas and mining), utilities (water, transportation, etc.). Habibatou also has the ability to assist in pre-contentious matters.’

Key clients

PPP Unit of the State of Senegal

IFC/DFC

AFC

Senegal Project Unit of the Luxembourg Development

Urban transportation executive council (CETUD)

Total EREN

Wilmar group

ADIE

GRIPS

FIELDSTONE

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

MERIDIAM/FONSIS

KARPOWERSHIP DUBAI

ELECTRA INFRACO

West African Power Pool

Pfizer

EDFI (Electricité de France International)

Work highlights

  • Advising Santander Bank on a €129m loan operation in Senegal.
  • Advising Standard Chartered Bank on a $148m IFC loan.
  • Advising Senegal Basin River Organisation (OMVS) on the concession for power company SOGEM.