Our expertise

In our various fields , we work to prevent legal disputes. When the litigation arise, our lawyers assist and defend in Benin and in the sub region.

Banking & Finance

- Banking regulation and investment services,

- Corporate finance & project finance advisory services

- Counsel of lenders’ in the context of international syndicated loans.

- Drafting of international contracts of financing of acquisition of professional materials.

- Advice and assistance of banking and financial institutions on how to carry out their activities nationally and internationally financing operations - (syndicated loans, leasing, finance lease*, debt restructuring, etc.),

- Sovereign borrowing

- Capital market

 

Corporate Law

- Company formation / incorporation

- articles of association drafting & Amendment

- Mergers & Acquisitions

- Company legal audit 

- Legal assistance and support on various operations (financing contracts, partnership agreements, company incorporations, capital increases, mergers and acquisitions, change of nationality, share transfers, statutory compliance, legal due diligence, legal formalities, etc.)

- Consultancy – Legal Opinion on OHADA, UEMOA/UMOA legislation, contract law, labour law, corporate governance, etc.)

- Legal monitoring

Project Finance

- Negociation - drafting – Review of finance documents

- Negociation - drafting – Review of security documents

- Project due diligence report

- Capacity legal Opinion drafting

Financing & Public Procurement

- Assistance in public procurement binding process

- Public procurement contract negociation - drafting- review - EPC contract advisory services

- Consulting services & Issuance of legal opinion on the validity & legality of EPC contract award

- Concession regime

- Public and Private Partnership contract advisory services

Insurance

- Specific legal research in the CIMA code

- Bank loan Insurance

- Project risk management

- Advice on the legal aspects of all forms of insurance and reinsurance

- Assistance with various insurance formalities

Project and environmental protection

- Environmental impact assessment

- Environmental and Social Compliance Certificate formalities

- Building permit formalities

Tax

- Legal research on tax legislation in force - Tax compliance advisory

Tax audit

- Tax risk management

- Tax optimization

RSE et Développement Durable​

- Corporate Social Responsibility

- Human rights in companies

- ESG Principe

Information & Communication and Technology

- Licensing - Contract Review 

- Protection of personal data 

- Advertising and privacy compliance

- Advice on compliance with the digital code

Employment

- Employment law in force

- Regulatory compliance

- Corporate Human Rights

- Foreigner employment regulation

Intellectual Property

- Review and drafting of all legal documents related to intellectual property

- Drafting of transfer and assignment agreements

- Search for the availability of a trademark

- Filing of trademark requests

- Filing patent applications

- Follow-up of patent applications at OAPI

- Copyright registration

- Representation of clients in trademark, patent and copyright disputes.

- Registration of technology transfer agreements and licensing - Representation of clients in trademark, patent and copyright disputes.

Investigations & Due Diligence

- Customised surveys providing actionable intelligence to help make critical investment decisions

- Drafting of due diligence reports for investment projects.

Immigration Services

- Advice on legal and regulatory compliance for immigration in your destination country

- Preparation and submission of applications for temporary work permits and residence permits

– Assistance with visa issuance

- Advice on entry and exit procedures

- Advice on complex cases, including advocacy before government agencies.

- Business visas services

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