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Global Africa-wide Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists

Lawyers ranked here cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, including: dispute resolution; tax; M&A; and projects and project finance. The crucial unifying factor is a demonstrated track record/reputation handling work spanning multiple OHADA jurisdictions. This table is populated largely by, but not limited to, lawyers based in Paris.

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Band 1
  1. Pierre Marly CMS
  2. Barthélemy FayeCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
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Band 3
  1. François-Guilhem Vaissier
    François-Guilhem Vaissier White & Case LLP
  2. Julien David
    Julien David Gide Loyrette Nouel
  3. Salimatou Diallo
    Salimatou Diallo ADNA
  4. Sébastien Thouvenot CMS
  5. Habibatou TouréCabinet Habibatou Touré
  6. Karim FadikaFDKA
  7. Pascal AgboyiborASAFO & CO.
  8. Yves BaratteSimmons & Simmons LLP

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Senior Statespeople
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    Stéphane Brabant
    Trinity International LLP
    Trinity International LLP | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Senior Statespeople |
    Paris-based Stéphane Brabant of Trinity International LLP is an eminent oil and gas and mining specialist, with more than three decades of experience focusing on the practice of law in francophone Africa. His recent workload includes significant transactions and projects involving OHADA member states.
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Band 1
  1. 1
    Pierre Marly
    CMS
    CMS | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Paris-based Pierre Marly of CMS wins widespread recognition for his practice, which focuses exclusively on African transactions. He regularly assists clients with M&A transactions and other corporate matters spanning OHADA law jurisdictions.
  2. Barthélemy Faye
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Delphine Siino Courtin
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    Delphine Siino Courtin
    Clifford Chance Europe LLP
    Clifford Chance Europe LLP | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Delphine Siino Courtin of Clifford Chance LLP focuses on project development and finance transactions across North and francophone West Africa, particularly in the power sector. Based in Paris, her recent work includes projects and transactions in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal.
  2. 2
    Olivier Fille-Lambie
    Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
    Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Olivier Fille-Lambie of Hogan Lovells is singled out for his work on the financing aspects of transactions in OHADA countries. His Paris-based practice largely focuses on energy and infrastructure projects.
  3. Thierry Lauriol
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    Thierry Lauriol
    Jeantet
    Jeantet | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Paris-based Thierry Lauriol of Jeantet is a recognised expert in OHADA law matters, with notable involvement in M&A transactions across the OHADA region. He is also a driving force behind the firm's longstanding energy and natural resources practice in Africa.
  4. Bertrand Montembault
    Herbert Smith Freehills | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 2
  5. Boris Martor
    Bird & Bird | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. François-Guilhem Vaissier
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    François-Guilhem Vaissier
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Paris-based François-Guilhem Vaissier of White & Case LLP frequently advises clients on cross-border mandates across the OHADA region. His assistance extends project financing in energy and infrastructure, as well as public-private partnership agreements.
  2. Julien David
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    Julien David
    Gide Loyrette Nouel
    Gide Loyrette Nouel | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Paris-based Julien David of Gide Loyrette Nouel advises clients on OHADA law aspects of M&A transactions and setting up joint ventures. He is particularly active on mandates within infrastructure and energy, including oil, gas and renewables.
  3. Salimatou Diallo
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    Salimatou Diallo
    ADNA
    ADNA | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Salimatou Diallo of ADNA is based in Conakry, from where she is singled out for her work on matters involving neighbouring countries. She is particularly active advising on a range of transactions, including M&A, as well as projects and financing.
    Key sectors
    Energy and Utilities|Financial Services|Industrials, Engineering and Manufacturing|Property, Construction and Infrastructure|Resources and Mining
  4. 3
    Sébastien Thouvenot
    CMS
    CMS | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Sébastien Thouvenot of CMS operates a practice spanning European and African M&A transactions, having practised out of Mauritius for a number of years. Now based in Paris, he garners praise from clients for his knowledge of OHADA and other regulatory frameworks.
  5. Habibatou Touré
    Cabinet Habibatou Touré | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 3
  6. Karim Fadika
    FDKA | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 3
  7. Pascal Agboyibor
    ASAFO & CO. | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 3
  8. Yves Baratte
    Simmons & Simmons LLP | Corporate/Commercial: OHADA Specialists
    2023 | Band 3