Houda Law Firm > Abidjan, Senegal > Firm Profile

Houda Law Firm
Residence Nabil, 1st Floor
Rue du Commerce
Abidjan 01

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Marine QUINTRIC photo Marine QUINTRICSenior Legal Counsel

Houda Law Firm is a resolutely international and diverse law firm, that operates in the WAEMU and OHADA regions of West Africa. Specialised in complex cross-border deals and with offices in Dakar and Abidjan the firm has a unique position in the subregion to assist its clients in their access to regional markets.

The clients:

The firm’s positioning across the subregion allows it to bring its uniquely diverse team to act for clients, be they based in Europe, North America, Asia or Africa. The firm’s clients include but are not limited to:

  • the regional banks operating in the WAEMU region;
  • international energy companies; and
  • regional and international development banks.

The team:

Houda Law Firm has attracted a diverse range of talents that make up its international and local teams. The members of our teams have worked in various countries including, but not limited to:

  • France;
  • Senegal;
  • Ivory Coast; and

Together, Houda’s diverse and multicultural team allow us to bring qualitative legal expertise in a range of languages including Wolof, Arabic, French and English. Houda Law Firm is thus able to assist any client, giving them a recognised legal expertise in the WAEMU and OHADA subregions of the continent.

The network:

With a team of over 50 lawyers and staff Houda Law Firm offers an access to its extensive regional network and offices. Indeed, with the opening of its second office, in Abidjan, in 2018, Houda Law Firm is able to assist its clients in the largest regional economy in franco-phone west Africa.

Our lawyers are members of regional bar and arbitration associations including as arbitrators at the regional Court of Common Justice and Arbitration.

Abidjan Office

Created in 2018, Houda Law Firm was the first foreign law firm to be allowed to open a secondary office in Ivory Coast. The firm’s Abidjan office operates as a full service law firm that aims to assist clients with the very best legal expertise on cross border matters originating in Ivory Coast.

Houda Law Firm’s biggest quality is its resolutely diverse and international team. Composed of more than 50 qualified lawyers and staff the firm can draw on a multi-cultural team of lawyers to tailor the most apt team required by our clients.

Indeed, with a capacity to speak, amongst others, Wolof, Arabic, French and English our team’s multicultural and diverse background is a true asset to the firm and its clients who can always feel at home at Houda law Firm. The firm thus has the capacity to assist both local and regional clients with any of their legal needs in the WAEMU and OHADA sub regions.

The firm is committed to seeking out the best and most qualified talents for its missions in the African sub region. As such the firm prides itself in its diverse team, almost half of our expert team of lawyers are women; and its multicultural background, the firm counts many different nationalities, amongst them Senegalese, Gabonese, Cameroonian, Lebanese, and French.

In Houda Law firm’s continued expansion and development, we remain attached to those values of diversity and inclusion which have allowed us to build a highly expert team capable of assisting our clients with all their legal needs in the African sub region.