Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
Geni & Kebe

Geni & Kebe has three offices in Senegal itself and works with firms across Francophone Africa. The firm is now also formally part of the DLA Piper network.

The firm focuses on banking and finance, energy and mining work.

Highlights include work for Kosmos Energy in relation to an offshore gas discovery between Senegal and Mauritania; advice to Woodside Petroleum on their business establishment in Senegal following the acquisition of Conoco Philips’s stake in an oil discovery; and work for Commerzbank on due diligence related to a loan extended to the Government of Senegal.

The firm also advised Chemtech Solar on the sale of three photovoltaic solar projects.

Client feedback

"Geni & Kebe is a strong international practice in Senegal, who are very familiar with international corporate clients' requirements. Mouhamed Kebe exhibits a great combination of local legal expertise and understanding of international corporate transactions." - Banking and finance, M&A

"Very good law firm which takes care of client's request." - Banking and finance, competition, M&A

Mouhamed Kebe

"He is a brilliant lawyer and is very respected locally. He combines local legal expertise with solid experience in international corporate transactions."

"Highly qualified and respected practitioner."

Houda Law Firm

Houda Law Firm focuses on banking and finance, corporate, mining and oil and gas work and is led by Khaled Houda.

All the firm’s work is confidential but it can be said that it has advised on matters including the establishment of an investment bank, various loans and advised on financial regulation.

The firm hired Cheikh Tidiane Wane from an in-house position during the research period.

John W Ffooks & Co

John W Ffooks & Co has offices across Francophone Africa including Senegal.

Though the firm’s work is confidential it can be said that it has acted on various investment and due diligence exercises during the research period.


LPS L@w is a spin off from Geni & Kebe formed by Léon Patrice Sarr. The firm has picked up a decent amount of work in the tech and cryptocurrency field during the research period.

Deal highlights during the research period include work for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group on regulatory matters and work for T&W Corporation on the formation of a joint venture.

The firm has also acted for the likes of ATP Investimentos and Humaniq.

Client feedback

"Our collaboration so far has been excellent. Technically, Léon Patrice Sarr is an excellent lawyer - who is pragmatic, sharp and quick and innovative. Moreover, when he delegates to his team members, he keeps the file fully under his control. He has always met deadlines and has shown good negotiation and communication skills, both in English and French." - Restructuring and insolvency

"Léon Patrice Sarr and the team have very good command on regulatory matters, as well as on innovations." - Banking and finance

Léon Patrice Sarr

"Sharp and strategic thinker."

"He is responsive and with very good knowledge of practice."