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FIRM NAME: CLKA LAW FIRM 

Website: www.clkavocats.com
Tel: 00225 27 22 52 52 25
Fax: 00225 27 22 52 53 25

Managing Partners: Lassiney-Kathann CAMARA
Number of partners: 02
Number of lawyers: 07
Languages: English, French

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Ranked among the best business law firms in West Africa region, that it covered from its headquarters in Abidjan, CLKA promotes, since its creation, an integrated practice and a creative vision result oriented. Far from stereotypes, the firm strongly believes in the emergence of an Africa of talent, innovation and success.

CLKA'S lawyers have a good knowledge of local regulation, business environment and an excellent understanding of their clients’ businesses. These capabilities has offer the firm, a good reputation in the following sectors: financing and banking, technology, telecom and payment systems, agri-business, real estate, infrastructure etc.

At the source of its success, CLKA relies on a dynamic and highly competent team, combining expertise in Consulting and Litigation. In these business fields, CLKA assist his Clients within ECOWAS and OHADA country, and beyond these territories.

During these last years, CLKA has been marked by :
– The admission of his managing partner, Lawyer CAMARA, to New York Bar as a Foreign Legal Counsel;
– The establishment of CLKA New York;
– CLKA ranking by LEX4 as the 2nd Best law firm in OHADA Law and countries.

After almost 15 years of existence, CLKA still owes its success to its members involvement. Its growth has been driven by an unwavering determination to have in place the know-how and processes to ensure a high level of services in line with international standards and the expectations of global business stakeholders. The firm is one of the rare firms in the region with the ability to provide both advisory and litigation services, in short delay with efficiency. As working standard, CLKA prioritise proactive and close working relationship with its clients, to their best interests.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: 

Corporate & M&A
01 partner; 03 fee earners based in Côte d’Ivoire and New York City
– Legal assistance to an important global company operating in oil and gas with regards to its assets sale’s operation to an Ivorian public major Oil & Gas company.
– Legal assistance to the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology with regard to a contract negotiation for the provision of electronic Visa (eVisa) with an Ivorian Private company.
– Legal assistance to A pioneering technology leader with regard to the establishment of their representative office in Côte d’Ivoire.
Key clients: CHILDREN INVESTMENT FUND FOUNDATION (CIFF), The WORLD WIDE FUND, PUMA ENERGY,SITA, VISA INTERNATIONAL, MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL, MONEYGRAM, UBER, YANDEX, SCHLUMBERGER, LUNDIN FOUNDATION, ABB TECHNOLOGY, MCKINSEY INTERNATIONAL, VEOLIA WATER, APAVE, KEOLIS, MOLY COP SPAIN HOLDINGS SLU, ARGUS, AMETHIS WEST AFRICA, SGTM, ALMA, TRIDEM PHARMA, CEMENGAL SA, CREDITINFO, SAVE THE CHILDREN, BITLISH LIMITED, KOREA TOBACCO & GINSENG CORPORATION ‘’KT&G’’ SCANNING SYSTEMS etc….
Contact: Lassiney CAMARA
Tel: +225 07 07 04 93 24, +225 27 22 52 52 25
Email: [email protected]

Legal Engineering & Law
01 partner ; 03 fee earners based in Côte d’Ivoire
– Drafting of the legal and operating framework for numeric finance interoperability in WAEMU countries In consortium with other international Law Firms.
– Reviewing of the draft regulation on the harmonization of the rules governing the professions of court Bailiff and Auctioneer in WAEMU.
– Revision of Directive n° 04-2005-CM/UEMOA on awarding, executing and regulating public procurement and delegation of public services in WAEMU and Directive n° 05-2005-CM/UEMOA on controlling and regulating public procurement and delegation of public services in WAEMU.
Key Clients: WAEMU (WEST AFRICAN AND MONETARY UNION) COMMISSION, GIM-UEMOA, COTE D’IVOIRE’s MINISTRY OF SPORT, etc…
Contact: Eloi K. YAO
Tel: +225 01 43 70 03 86, +225 27 22 52 52 25
Email: [email protected]

Financing & banking - Technology
01 partner; 03 fee earners based in Côte d’Ivoire
– Legal assistance to an important European Bank in a structured financing project of an amount of 27 709 281,90 USD.
– Legal assistance to an international company, leader in West Africa in joint boarder post in a structured financing project of an amount of 17 053 869,177 USD.
– Legal assistance to the major Islamic fund in Islamic structured financing to an ivorian local bank. Amount of the deal: 9 606 236, 57 USD.
Key Clients: BANCO SANTANDER, INTERNATIONAL TRADE FINANCE CORPORATION (Subsidiary of Islamic Bank of Development), TIMMON, SCANNING SYSTEMS, TASSEC INVESTMENT AFRICA,
Contact: Lassiney CAMARA,
Tel: +225 07 07 04 93 24, +225 27 22 52 52 25
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute resolution
01 partner; 05 fee earners based in Côte d’Ivoire
– Judicial and legal assistance in front of the WAEMU Commission (West African Economic and Monetary Union) of a consortium comprising ICTSI, CMA CGM, NCT NECOTRANS, MOVIS and TERMINAL LlNK for the tender regarding the second container terminal implementation and operation at the Ivorian Port. This comes to a gain of 7 310 865,99 USD realised by CLKA for for the said Consortium.
– Legal and judicial assistance of an international shipping company offering container and break-bulk shipping services worldwide for their debt recovery of an amount of 1 000 000 US dollars from an international insurance company.
– Legal and judicial assistance to a company under swedish law and operating as a finance company specialized in offering originating mortgage loans, selling mortgage loans to permanent investors, and servicing loans with regards to their debt collection from two of their major client in Côte d’Ivoire. These debts are respectively of an amount of: 591 000 USD and 296 000 USD.
Key Clients: SAFMARINE CONTAINERS LINE, MAERSK LINE, ICTSI, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, PEFACO INTERNATIONAL, SCANIA CREDIT AB, CREDITINFO, GETMA INTERNATIONAL, NECOTRANS, CAPTITAL BANKING AND SOLUTIONS, SANDRILIONA, AXA ASSURANCE etc….
Contact: Isabelle NIAMKEY,
Tel: +225 27 22 52 52 25, +225 01 43 70 03 91
Email: [email protected]

Public Procurement
– Legal assistance for drafting contractual documentation pertaining to WAEMU PPP;
– Legal assistance for drafting contractual documentation pertaining to a major housing project and land planification involving a private group and Guinea state.
– Legal assistance with regards to a holding company’s public & Private partnership project.
Key Clients: WAEMU COMMISSION, SCANNING SYSTEMS, TASSEC INVESTMENT HOLDING, SCI JAWARA, etc…
Contact: Eloi K. YAO,
Tel: +225 27 22 52 52 25, + +225 01 43 70 03 86
Email: [email protected]

PRACTICE AREAS 

Counselling
―Corporate & M&A
―Competition
―Banking and financing system
―Public economic law
―Taxation
―International trade and customs
―Employment

Litigation
―Business litigation
―Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods
―Commercial and civil litigation
―Tax litigation
―Corporate litigation
―Competition litigation
―Employment Litigation

OFFICES:
Abidjan Cocody - Deux Plateaux –
Boulevard Latrille/Rue de la Polyclinique des Deux Plateaux
CLK BUILDING – Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: +225 22 52 52 25
E-mail: [email protected]
Website:
www.clkavocats.com

International Offices:
200 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10166
UNITED STATE OF AMERICA
Tel: +225 22 52 52 25
E-mail:[email protected]
Website:
www.clkavocats.com

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