Khaled Abou El Houda > Houda Law Firm > Dakar, Senegal > Lawyer Profile

Houda Law Firm
BP 11 417 DAKAR

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Houda Law Firm


Managing Partner


Khaled Abou El Houda is the Managing Partner of the Houda law Firm, formerly called Cabinet Kanjo and Houda, which was founded in February 1977 by Mohamed Salim Kanjo.
Khaled Abou El Houda is an excellent business law practitioner who has developed proven expertise for more than twenty-three years, and this expertise is recognized in all important sectors of the local economy, particularly in Banking and Finance, Oil and gas, Mining, infrastructure and Energy.


French - English - Arabic - Wolof


. Honorary member of the Chamber of Mines of Senegal;
. Secretary General of the American Chamber of Commerce in Senegal (AMCHAM Senegal);
. Member of the association of Business law Firms in Africa ABLFA;


Aix Marseille  France


Master’s degree Business Law



University UCAD Senegal


DESS Business Law Banks and Finance



Lawyer Rankings

Senegal > Leading firms

Houda Law Firm is a full service firm with a strong track record in advising on large-scale projects, particularly projects in the infrastructure, energy, and mining sectors. The firm advise on the full range of standard corporate matters, including M&A work, regulatory advice, employment issues, and intellectual property law. Managing partner Khaled Abou El Houda’s expertise lies in banking and finance law and he has extensive experience in assisting with the financing major projects. Daouda Seck handles litigation, while Malick Lo and Elodie Dagneaux provide corporate and commercial advice. Seyni Gueye advises on labour and employment matters, while tax matters are covered by Assane Dieye.

Ivory Coast > Leading firms

Houda Law Firm, the Senegal-based firm, has further cemented its position in Abidjan following the launch of an office there in 2018. The office now houses a sizeable team of professionals and leverages a tight link with its Dakar headquarters. The Abidjan team has achieved considerable recognition in the local economy and works on a steady stream of cross-border transactions involving the West Africa sub-region, including OHADA states. Much of the firm’s transactional activity centres on mining, oil and gas, and tourism (including hotels). It also has a buoyant international arbitration practice, notably in the OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) in Abidjan. Managing partner Khaled Abou El Houda is frequently based in Abidjan, though principally located in Dakar.