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Technology

Our lawyers in Senegal work with many of Africa’s leading technology companies, offering advice throughout a broad range of areas — from corporate transactions to IP protection, patent law and litigation, and including regulatory, compliance, employment and contracting issues.

From startups and fast-growing mid-market businesses to mature global enterprises, our clients are companies that develop or create technology, are enabled by technology or whose business model is fundamentally based on technology.

We advise technology companies throughout the business life cycle. We help startups get organized and funded and assist both growing and established technology companies in employment matters, commercial and technology transactions and IP patent protection strategies.

Experience has included advising:

  • The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) to conduct a survey on the legal aspects of TMT sector in six West African countries with the aim to harmonize legislation
  • Sky Vision Global Networks Ltd on telecommunications acquisitions in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Niger
  • Microsoft Corporation on the roll out of Windows Live Service across several jurisdictions in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Provided Google with a monthly legislative change-monitoring report

Fintech as the driver for growth in Africa’s banking sector

Access to financial services is a widely acknowledged tool for promoting credit creation and enhancing capital accumulation, and thereby increasing the levels of investment and economic activity. Fintech offers a transformational solution for Africa’s banking sector.

Mauritius: Africa's fintech hub

Mauritius, the tropical island of 2,040 square kilometers with a population of 1.3 million, has for over a quarter of a century been the preferred route for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to India.