Firm Profile > ASAFO & CO. RCI > Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Conseils juridiques agréés, Cocody, Val Doyen
Rue A30, Face à l’UCAO
Abidjan, 01 BP 10889
Ivory Coast

Leading firms Tier 2

ASAFO & CO. RCI has made a considerable impact on the market since the Abidjan office separated from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in 2019. As part of an Africa-focused firm with multiple offices on the continent and in London and Paris, the Abidjan office has real international credibility, enabling it to work on a series of regional engagements including in Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal. It represents a sizeable number of international clients, along with governments and local businesses. It is best known for energy, natural resources and infrastructure; it advised EDF on the concession agreement for the Biovéa project, a 2x23 MW biomass power project in Ayebo, Ivory Coast, the first biomass project in West Africa. It also impresses in capital markets and securitisation, and banking and finance. Yacouba Coulibaly is a senior figure in banking and finance, Karamoko Fadiga for capital markets and securitisation, and newly promoted partner Didier Boua Doux  is making an impression in projects and energy.

Practice head(s):

Yacouba Coulibaly; Karamoko Fadiga; Didier Boua Doux


‘They made the effort to understand our company, our needs, our strong and weak points, in order to protect us end to give us the best position in our negotiation.’

‘The team is responsive and well educated, making it a pleasure to work with.’


Key clients

Starénergie 2073 Y

Electricité de France (EDF)

SFC Finance, CDC Group and DEG

Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire, CACIB, la BAD et Grameen

Credit Agricole Foundation

Africa Link Capital Structuration

Caisse Générale de Retraite des Agents de l’Etat (CGRAE)

Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire, Société Générale Burkina

Faso et BOA Burkina Faso

Asafo & Co. is an international law firm established to deliver a unique and integrated offering of world class legal services dedicated to Africa-related business. With experienced teams of over 150 lawyers and legal professionals in seven offices in Abidjan, Casablanca, Johannesburg, London, Mombasa, Nairobi and Paris, Asafo & Co. has established a unique pan-African footprint.

The team works on complex and high-impact transactions, financings and dispute resolution matters in a broad range of sectors, including energy (conventional and renewable), infrastructure, natural resources (mining, oil and gas), telecommunications, as well as banking and financial services. Asafo & Co. regularly acts for private investors, developers, commercial and development banks, development financial institutions, investment funds, states and government entities.

Department Name Email Telephone
Project Development & PPP; Project Finance Yacouba Coulibaly +225 22 00 77 00
Banking & Finance; Capital Markets & Sovereign Borrowing Karamoko Fadiga +225 22 00 77 00
Project Development & PPP; Project Finance Didier Boua Doux +225 22 00 77 00
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