Firms in the spotlight: Houda Law Firm

Houda Law Firm is a multi-sector and multidisciplinary firm based in Senegal and Ivory Coast.

We are the first law firm in French-speaking Africa to have opened a secondary law firm in Ivory Coast.

Founded in DAKAR (Senegal) in 1977, our firm has extensive experience in assisting and representing local, foreign companies and investors in Senegal, Ivory Coast, ECOWAS & WAEMU areas and most generally in the West African sub-region.

Houda Law Firm has a total staff of 43 people, composed by attorneys at law, counsels and paralegals, which provide legal advice and litigation assistance to, among others, individuals, local private companies or entities, individual foreign investors, foreign private companies, investment funds, public development banks, private and public financial institutions, international law firms, diplomatic representations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The Firm’s consulting activity is led by an international Team which counsels on legal and tax implications related to project financing, PPPs, incorporation of entities in Senegal, drafting contracts, constitution of securities, legal assistance and advice in the mining and oil and gas sector. We assist international law firms as local counsel for major financing and restructuring projects.

Also, our Firm has a strong reputation in the legal assistance of renewable energies, and extractive industries projects of large scale. Indeed, Houda Law Firm’s experience in local issues, as well as its knowledge of local issues and regulations, are fundamental to the success of the transactions.

Houda Law Firm can represent Clients before national Courts in Senegal and Ivory Coast and before national, regional and international arbitration institutions namely the Centre for Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation (CAMCD) of Dakar, the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) of Abidjan and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Houda Law Firms intervenes in the following sectors: Mining, Oil and Gas, Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Institutions, Consumer, Fintech, Health, Diversed Industrials, Agri-foods, Infrastructure & Transport, Insurance, Investment Managers, Real Estate, Sports & Media & Entertainment, Technology and Telecoms.

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