Firm Profile > GENI & KEBE > Dakar, Senegal


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Now a member of DLA Piper Africa, GENI & KEBE  fields a diverse team of lawyers, hailing from jurisdictions across the west African region, and bolstering its ability to act on cross-border deals. The firm has a strong corporate and commercial practice, and has advised clients in the energy, mining, and financial sectors, as well as acting as local counsel for several large multinationals. The firm has a strong litigation and arbitration practice, headed up by Mouhamed Kebe, the firm’s managing partner. A significant portion of the firm’s recent work has concerned major projects and public private partnerships, particularly in infrastructure. Senior associate Mame Ngoné Sow has a strong track record in finance mandates, while Mohamed Dieng focuses on regulatory compliance. Boubacar Diakité heads up the firm’s corporate and commercial team, and has advised on high-value sales and acquisitions for Yandex Taxi, Coca-Cola, and American Capital.

Practice head(s):

Mouhamed Kebe

Other key lawyers:

Mame Ngoné Sow’ Mohamed Dieng; Boubacar Diakité


‘Long standing experience in advising international businesses investing in Senegal and the wider Francophone sub Saharan Africa not only on legal but wider commercial and cultural issues; well established team; membership of DLA Piper Africa and close interaction with the other 20 jurisdictions in Africa and the wider team internationally as well as being able to draw on resources, expertise and international team colleagues.’

‘Perceptive understanding of the needs and issues faced by international businesses investing or engaging in Senegal and the wider region. The senior partner, Mouhamed Kebe, excels and is surrounded by an excellent team including particularly Boubacar Diakite , Mame Ngone Sow and Mohamed Dieng.’

‘Geni & Kebe are very good and attentive listeners, they pay attention to detail, they know the law and know how to apply it, they give alternatives in any given situation if there are any and weigh the situations to give reasoned advice. They are also very polite and courteous. They are much respected by many friends of mine both in Senegal and elsewhere. Teamwork is excellent.’

‘Bilingual, caring, in-depth subject knowledge, courtesy, always willing to explain situations, never appear pressed for time, competent, good results, reasonable bills. I am very impressed with this Cabinet and Maitre Kebe in particular.’

‘Strong experience and expertise in corporate law matters. ’

‘Highly responsive and professional team. ’

‘Efficient team and affordable. Always available for the customer.’

‘The individuals I worked with are really kind, professional, good at listening to customer and dedicated to support for the requested output. Cases are well taken care of and detailed feedback provided as and when necessary.’

Last but not least, the fact that Maitre Kebe is bilingual with a great grasp of the West African legal framework was very convenient for us as client.

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