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Our corporate lawyers in Senegal support Africa’s leading enterprises, emerging startup companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities.
From mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital to private and public equity and debt offerings, we assist clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful deal outcomes.
Our clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and local knowledge that allows us to handle all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Understanding the industry and the day-to-day issues faced by our clients is critical to our success.
Both foreign and domestic companies seek our advice on a range of commercial, corporate and M&A matters. We provide legal due diligence services and advise on mergers and acquisitions, formation and incorporation of branches or subsidiaries, as well as acquisition of domestic companies and assets by foreign-owned companies. We help clients to optimize their business opportunities within the region by discussing the cross-border options available.
Our capital markets lawyers in Senegal represent issuers and underwriters in public equity and debt capital transactions.
We offer integrated securities advice on complex, cross-border transactions to issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders, sponsors, arrangers, lead managers, originators, dealers, trustees and depositories on a broad range of securities offerings.
Our lawyers in Senegal are strategically positioned to serve and support emerging growth companies and venture capital and other institutional investors wherever they do business.
Our clients include founders, entrepreneurs, startups, emerging growth companies, whether in the technology, life science, healthcare, consumer goods or media and entertainment industries corporate strategic investors and other institutional investors with their venture capital or other strategic transactions.
Our lawyers in Senegal advise on all types of investment funds, from real estate funds, private equity funds and infrastructure funds to hedge funds and fund structured products.
We advise clients about the full spectrum of private investment funds, all major investment strategies and all stages of a private investment fund's life cycle.
Our lawyers' extensive experience and our proactive, efficient approach to managing complex projects has given us a comprehensive understanding of the operational, financial, legal and tax implications that accompany a reorganization.
We assist clients with a broad range of integrated services, including post-merger integration, carve-out/spin-off, supply-chain transformation, entity rationalization and general corporate structuring.
Our lawyers' experience allows us to execute cross border deals seamlessly while supporting clients across all stages of the transaction and offering cost-effective, pragmatic business solutions.
We guide our clients through every stage of a deal, from due diligence and structuring, to negotiation and preparation of deal documents, to post-transaction transition and post-merger integration.
Our lawyers in Senegal have the market knowledge and exposure to help you achieve your goals throughout the investment life cycle.
We represent private equity institutions, management teams, debt providers and, portfolio companies through all stages of the private equity life cycle.
Our clients benefit from the breadth and depth of our private equity experience and our key sector-based legal experience.
Our lawyers in Senegal are trusted advisors to leading and emerging companies and government entities on corporate governance matters, providing strategic advice and guidance.
Our advice spans implementing new governance statutes and rules and regulations to auditing compliance and evaluating disclosure issues as well as investigating allegations of wrongdoing or responding to civil, administrative or criminal actions.
Experience has included advising:
- A leading automotive group in its acquisition of majority equity of the Senegalese company UNITECH.
- A leading ride-sharing application on establishing a legal entity in Côte d’Ivoire.
- Millicom on the sale of its subsidiary in Senegal and on a litigation claim brought during the sale process.
- Kosmos Energy in setting up a subsidiary and compliance with corporate governance requirements in Senegal.
- TNS in its merger with RMS making it the first market research company with a comprehensive African network.
- Toyota on product distribution issues in Gabon.
- Engen Petroleum on the sale of a subsidiary in Guinea Bissau.
- A leading ride-sharing company on introducing its taxi ride app in Côte d’Ivoire.
- Orion on establishing an employment services business in Senegal.
- Citigroup on its foreign hedge funds project with the common Reserve Bank of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo
- Ranked Tier 1 in Financial and Corporate (IFLR1000 2019)
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