Full-Service Law Firm in Tambacounda, Senegal
Other Offices: Dakar Mbour
Law Firm OverviewGeni & Kebe LLP is a full service law firm based in Dakar, Senegal which provides legal counsel to foreign embassies and companies throughout the world with interests in West Africa. Our areas of practice include banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, insurance and reinsurance, technology, media, telecomm, real estate property and construction, healthcare and pharmacy, aviation and shipping, employment and human resources, tax, family and human rights law, criminal law, public and administrative law, non-profit organizations, mining and energy, and legal advice for state and diplomatic institutions.
Founded in 1912, our practice has expanded during the past 100 years to now include working in collaboration with 14 affiliate offices to provide a full spectrum of legal services across the 17 countries that share business laws in the “OHADA” region.
The diverse expertise of the firm's attorneys enables them to provide legal services founded in solid knowledge of the law. With a sincere commitment to resolving problems and offering guidance, they thoroughly discuss and plan a course of action with the client’s most important needs and interests in mind.
Languages: English, French, Arabic
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Insurance & Reinsurance; Reinsurance Disputes; Policy Interpretation; Expected or Intended Damage or Injury; Accident and Health Disputes; States and Diplomatic Institutions.
Areas of Law Description
Geni & Kebe provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Banking and Finance
The firm advises on secured lending, drafting and negotiating loan agreements with or without collateral, providing legal opinions to investors involved in banking projects and capital markets.
- Corporate/M & A
Our strong record on Corporate is praised by a lot of international and domestic companies when they seek advice on the formation and incorporation of branches or subsidiaries or when they face problems in relation to corporate governance.
The Firm has also a leading position in domestic and cross border M & A transactions.
- Media, Telecommunications and IT
The telecommunication industry is a sector where our firm has a well known expertise. In addition to handling the establishment of telecom structures in Senegal, we regularly provide legal services to many corporations based in Senegal or abroad operating in the telecommunication sector.
- Mining, Energy & Natural Resources
The firm has been appointed over the last years by many domestic as well as trans-national corporations operating in energy, mines and hydrocarbon sectors in Senegal and West Africa.
- Labor Law
The firm provides to its clients be they companies or individuals with practical and sound advices on a broad range of labor law and in case of litigation, a dynamic team of litigators handles any kind of case on labor law. The firm also provides services including diligences in obtaining work permits to foreign senior employers working for trans-national corporations having a Senegalese branch.
- Aviation and Maritime
The firm’s experience in transport includes both maritime and aviation. The firm is often contacted by P&I club representatives and other international law firms specialized in maritime to act on behalf of their clients in maritime deals or cases in Senegal.
- Healthcare and Pharmacy
Being the exclusive legal adviser of one Hospital Principal of the biggest public hospitals of the Sub region for more than fifty years, our firm has acquired over the last decades an in-depth expertise in health deals as well as in litigation. Our clients in healthcare and pharmacy come from range trans-national corporations having subsidiaries in Senegal to private clients seeking the liability of medical structures or drug industries.
- Criminal Law
Our litigation team has a deep experience in representing and defending individuals as well as companies in criminal cases. We provide also pro Bono services to individuals who cannot afford a counsel in litigation matters. In this regard, the firm acted recently on behalf of the parents of a young girl victim of rape and obtained a judgment convicting and sentencing the accused.
- Employment & HR
Our experience on Employment and HR are sought after by many foreign leading law firms, companies and individuals on transactions and dispute resolution as well. Our services include both individual and corporate labor laws.
Mr. Mbaye Seck
Business Formation, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Contracts
- Senegalese Bar Association
- European Investors Society
- Law Society of England & Wales
- American Chamber of Commerce
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Cameroon is described as the largest economy of Central Africa because of its demographics (20 million), with an area of 475,442 km², and a diversified economy. As a state party to the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), Cameroon has adopted financial regulations enacted for the whole countries of CEMAC.Read Article
On October 1993, 16 African States signed a treaty known as the ‘Organisation pour l'Harmonisation du Droit des Affaires en Afrique’ (Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa, the ‘OHADA Treaty’). Two years later, on September 1995, it entered into force and provided its members with a uniform business law, a regional arbitration and dispute resolution institution, and a regional institute for the training and specialization of magistrates.Read Article