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Libasse Laye Dia

Libasse Laye Dia

Associate, GENI & KEBE Lawyers

Libasse DIA is a senior tax associate at GENI &KEBE, a law firm member of DLA Piper Africa, based in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire and with affiliated offices mainly in the OHADA region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger). His activity is focused on domestic and international tax matters on the structuring and implementation of foreign direct investments and Public-Private Partnerships, energy and mining investments, private equity investments, contract management, financing and associated guarantees, the due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, tax audits and tax litigations in both West and Central Africa.

  • Advising Mitrelli on a Project to build 45 Training Centres in the framework of a PPP Project with the Government of Senegal
  • Advising Bechtel on a PPP Project relating to the Thies-Saint Louis Highway project in Senegal
  • Advising Akuo Energy on due diligence
  • Advising Microsoft on several tax law matters in Senegal and Ivory Coast
  •  Advising Amazon on several tax law matters and projects
  • Advising Uber on several tax law matters in Senegal and Ivory Coast
  • Advising on Energy Investment Risk and Assessment at Mauritania
  • Advising the lenders on Malicounda renewable energy project at Senegal
  • Advising the lenders in the acquisition of a new aircraft for Air Sénégal
  • Advising Lekela Power on several tax law matters and projects
  • Advising MCA Sénégal on power compact projects with the government of United States

Professional Qualifications 

  • Certificate in transfer pricing at National Order of Chartered Tax Expert of Senegal in 2020

  • Certificate in Investment Arbitration - International School of Management (Senegal) in 2017

  •  License in financial and accounting management at Polytechnic School of Senegal in 2016


  • Master’s degree in tax law at International School of Management (Senegal) in 2018