Professional experience

The Firm recently gets involved in the following missions:

International cooperation and development financing

  1. ■ Legal opinions on various financing awarded by the World Bank in Togo and Benin;

  3. ■Legal assistance to the Belgian Technical Cooperation in connection with development financing operations;


■ Legal advice and assistance to the Government of the United States of America in connection with the Children's Learning and Equity Foundations (CLEF) program of USAID, the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) for finance the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) for the benefit of Benin.


Project Finance


■ Legal due diligence in connection with the financing of a photovoltaic plant in the form of BOT by the French State development agency AFD in West Africa;


■ Legal opinion on the financing of an important West African agro-industrial company by the French investment institution PROPARCO and the Belgium Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO), with the formalization of collateral mortgages and pledges;


■ Legal assistance to a private American investor in the drafting and the negotiation of a Power Purchase Agreement and an Electric Plant Concession Agreement with the Beninese Government;


■ Legal advisory to a Belgian investor for establishing a local airline company in West Africa.


Mergers & acquisitions


■ Legal due diligence in connection with the acquisition of a controlling stake in a leading manufacturer and distributor of frozen dairy products and juices in West Africa by the Private Equity Fund Abraaj Group;


■ Advisory to SCB-Lafarge on the acquisition and the restructuring of a cement company owned by the Beninese and Nigerian states and Litigation against another shareholder;


■ Legal opinion related to the proposed acquisition of a West African state-owned telecom company by France Telecom.

Oil and gas

■ Legal support to a Nigerian oil company in connection with the purchase of interests in a petroleum asset in Benin Republic;


■ Legal assistance to a major Brazilian oil company in connection with the implementation of an oil exploration and exploitation project on the West African coast;


■ Assistance to a foreign investor in the negotiation and the renewal of an oil production sharing contract with Benin Republic.



■ Assistance to various local banks in Benin in debt recovery and all legal aspects of their activities.



Maritime and commercial litigation

■ Representation of a British trading company in the arresting of a vessel in Cotonou port;

■ Representation of an Indian food provider in commercial litigations in Benin and Togo;

■ Representation of a French company in a trademark litigation related to schoolbooks imitation;

■ Representation of various companies in commercial debt recoveries.