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Mame Ngoné Sow

Mame Ngoné Sow

Senior Associate, GENI & KEBE Lawyers

Mame Ngoné Sow oversees complex legal due diligence and regulatory compliance transactions. She also advises clients on project financing, including for cross-border transactions.

Mame works with clients across a number of sectors, with particular expertise in the infrastructure, energy and financial services sectors.  She also advises on information technology, communication and intellectual property law.

Mame was the recipient of an ILFA (International Lawyer for Africa) scholarship in 2013. She has also taken part in a secondment in the London office of DLA Piper.

Experience has included advising:

  • Airbus and a multinational Spanish bank on the bridging finance for the sale of an A330 new aeroplane to Air Senegal – the first in Africa
  • India EXIM bank on its loan to Greenply in Gabon for a timber project
  • Siemens on the legal environment in Senegal
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on the financing for building the United Nations buildings in Dakar’s satellite city

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate of Qualification, Canadian Law (2013)


  • University of Montreal, LL.M. (2011)
  • Howard University School of Law, LL.M. (2002)
  • Catholic University of Lille, LL.B. (1998)


  • Name to note in Legal 500 Senegal rankings 2017
  • Winner of an International Law Firms for Africa Scholarship 2013

Prior Experience

  • 2015 to present, Senior Associate, GENI & KEBE Lawyers, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Senegal
  • 2012 to 2015, Private practitioner in Senegal
  • 2011, Volunteer Legal Assistant, Canadian human rights legal service
  • 2003 to 2007, Legal Adviser, Dakar-based law firm
  • 2003, Court document translator, New York