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Managing Partners: Tafita Ratsimba and Frédéric Ranjatoely
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 16
Languages: English, French, Malagasy

Firm Overview:
Based in Antananarivo, Lexel Juridique & Fiscal is a leading law firm in Madagascar created in July 2005 by Olivier Ribot, a french former associate partner of PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

Lexel Juridique & Fiscal, is an independent and truly full-service law firm intervening internationally. Although most of the team is based in Antananarivo, some partners are based abroad in France or in Mauritius. With 16 legal and tax experts, Lexel Juridique & Fiscal continues to build on its reputation for confident, innovative, tailor-made and incisive legal and tax advice.

Its success is rooted in its core values which define what the firm stands for as a law firm and as individuals.

The client base of Lexel Juridique & Fiscal includes Madagascar’s largest and leading corporations, publicly traded companies listed on stock exchanges in London, France, Australia and Hong Kong, infrastructure and energy companies, multinational corporations, telecommunication companies and service providers, banks and financial institutions, private equity funds, foreign governmental corporations, high tech companies and investment and holding companies.

Practice Areas:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Corporate/M&A
■ Institutions & NGO
■ Energy & Renewable Energies
■ Intellectual Property
■ Mining
■ Labour Law
■ Land Law
■ Commercial Law
■ Public Procurement – PPP

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate, M&A and Restructuring:

2 partners, 9 fee earners based in Antananarivo
■ Incorporation of company (SA, SARL, etc.)
■ Merger and asset acquisitions
■ Debt restructuring
■ Coporate dissolutions and liquidations
■ Corporate Secretary etc.
Key Clients: Ambatovy, Orange Madagascar, Kentz, JCDECAUX, SNC, GIZ, AFD, IFC (World Bank), CONSTANCES HOTEL, COLAS, TOTAL, Rubis Energie, BCP Group, FILATEX Group
Contact: Mr. Tafita Ratsimba, Partner
Email: [email protected]

2 partners, 6 fee earners based in Antananarivo
■ Identification and quantification of the tax risks incurred by its clients
■ Determination of tax results and filing of tax returns
■ Tax compliance verification
■ Legal services for taxpayers such as assessment response, tax inspection defenses, representation in tax administrative reconsideration
■ Establishment of free trade zones; etc.
Key Clients: Orange Madagascar, Total Madagascar
Contact: Mr Frédéric Ranjatoely, Partner
Email: [email protected]

2 partners, 6 fee earners based in Antananarivo
■ Consultation and services regarding the customs laws in Madagascar
■ Valuation and origin determination of custom goods
■ Import/export licenses etc.
Contact: Mr. Frédéric Ranjatoely, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Land Law:
2 partners, 9 fee earners based in Antananarivo
■ Verification of the regularity of the situation of the plot of lands
■ Assistance in the acquisition of the land
■ Review of emphyteutic lease contract etc.
Contact: Mr. Tafita Ratsimba, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
2 partners, 9 fee earners based in Antananarivo
■ Deal with trademark application formalities
■ Trademark cancellation and other administrative procedures
■ Draft of modify trademark authorization/licensing contracts; etc.
Contact: Mr. Tafita Ratsimba, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Mining Law:
2 partners, 9 fee earners based in Antananarivo
■ Assistance in setting up and financing of a mining project
■ Incorporation of a mining company
■ Preparation of the application file for the mining approval
■ Study of the legal and tax structure of the mining project
■ Review of diverse agreement related to mining operations: amodiation agreement, securing land tenure of the projects etc.
Key Client: Ambatovy, the largest mining project in Madagascar and the only one authorized under the Major Mining investment law (LGIM).
Contact: Mr. Tafita Ratsimba, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Labour Law:
2 partners, 9 fee earners based in Antananarivo
■ Implementation of individual and collective dismissal procedures
■ Training in Labor law to companies
■ Draft of employment contract; etc
Contact: Mrs Gilliana Rajaona, Manager
Email: [email protected]

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