Khaled Abou El Houda

Houda Law Firm - Senegal

Managing Partner


Office: +221 33 821 47 22 / +221 33 821 47 35 Mobile: +221 77 634 12 34 / +221 77 639 82 61

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Banking and finance

Khaled Abou El Houda practices as a Lawyer registered with the Bar Association of Senegal and Ivory Coast.

He is the Managing Partner of the Houda Law Firm, formerly called Cabinet Kanjo and Houda, which was founded in February 1977 by Mohamed Salim Kanjo.

Khaled Abou El Houda is assisted as part of his management and assistance to local and international companies’ clients of the Firm by local and international collaborators.

Khaled Abou El Houda is an excellent business law practitioner who has developed proven expertise for more than twenty years, and this expertise is recognized in all important sectors of the local economy, particularly in Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas, Mining, Infrastructure and Energy.

His qualities have earned him recognition including rankings from "Chambers Global", "WHO's WHO LEGAL", and "Legal 500".

M&A: acquisitions of shares in a publicly traded mining company.

Mission completed

Location: Senegal

Client: English group of companies operating in the mining sector (confidential)

Activities: Legal assistance/ Due diligence on the mining interests of the target company; verification of the legal compliance of the sale transaction.


Funding for the construction of a University

Mission completed

Location: Senegal

Client: Bank Syndicate (confidential) 

Position: Head of Mission


  • Verification of the regular constitution of the borrowing company;
  • Verification of the social authorizations given to the signatories of the financing and security documents;
  • Verification of the legal capacity and the authorization given to the company awarded the contract to execute the project in place of the original holder;
  • Verification of compliance and the security of the guarantee proposed by the State backed by the issue of a promissory note;
  • Drafting of the financing agreement;
  • Drafting of the guarantee agreements, notably the guarantee agreement of the State of Senegal;
  • Verification of the legal compliance of the financing project with the regulations on credits.


Debt financing project for the construction of telecom submarine cables

Mission in progress

Location: Ivory Coast and Senegal

Client: Nigerian Bank (Confidential) 

Position: Head of mission


  • Drafting of an assignment of receivable with a major telecom company
  • Reviewing of the domiciliation contracts 
  • Legal review on Foreign exchange regulations and transfer of funds.


Legal advice and assistance on a loan from an international cooperation bank to a public development bank 

Mission in progress

Location: Senegal and Togo

Client: International Law Firm


  • Reviewing the general agreement, reviewing legal opinion for Articles of Association of the borrower, reviewing legal opinion on the laws of Togo, reviewing legal opinion on the laws of Senegal, reviewing legal opinion on the laws of England, Assistance to negotiation, advising about enforceability of the general agreement and related representation and warranties, covenants, CP documents, dispute resolution in the view of English Laws, laws of Togo, laws of Senegal, and related international laws.


Legal advisory in relation to the potential acquisition of a participating interest in the Rufisque, Sangomar & Sangomar Deep ("RSSD") offshore Production Sharing Contract ("PSC")

Mission completed 


Client: An international business law firm (confidential) 


  • Reviewing all relevant laws, rules and regulations which may impact the Proposed Acquisition; identifying possible legal and regulatory issues and making recommendations on the most effective and optimal structures for implementing the Proposed Acquisition; Issuing opinions on all legal matters and issues pertaining to the Proposed Acquisition as the Company. 
  • Identifying any possible legal, regulatory, administrative or other constraints and challenges to the successful execution of the Proposed Acquisition

  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • Private equity

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas

  • Senegal
  • Côte d’Ivoire 

  • Honorary member of the Chamber of Mines of Senegal;
  • Secretary General of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Senegal Section (ICM SENEGAL);
  • Secretary General of the American Chamber of Commerce in Senegal (AMCHAM SENEGAL);
  • General Secretary of the Moroccan Investor Club in Senegal;
  • Member of the Association of Business Law Firms in Africa ABLFA;
  • Member of the Reform Committee of the Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Center of Dakar

  • Aix Marseille  France - Master's degree Business Law 1997
  • University UCAD Senegal - DESS Business Law Banks and Finance 2001