PRESS RELEASE, Dakar, 1 June, 2016 - Prof. Laurent Marliere, CEO of ISFIN, announced that prominent West African lawyer Mouhamed Kebe will join the advisory board of ISFIN. Mr Kebe is the Managing Partner of GENI & KEBE one of the largest players in the legal market in sub-Saharan Africa.

Marliere explains that as emerging markets advisors, Africa is high on the list: "our coverage in North and West Africa includes Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Tchad, Mali, Benin, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria. Our ambition is to cover the whole African territory in order to accompany our clients and investors into these high growth markets.”

He adds, “Mouhamed Kebe's expertise will be particularly helpful in the OHADA countries and in sub-Sahran markets. His familiarity in both civil law and common law systems, his understanding of both foreign and domestic clients doing business in the sub-Saharan region for over 20 years are paramount. Mouhamed’s practice focuses on corporate and investment law with a particular interest in major projects in the infrastructure, mining and banking sectors.”

GENI & KEBE is highly recommended by IFLR1000 for Financial and Corporate transactions and was named by Finance Monthly as Senegal’s Investment Law Firm of the Year. In addition, Mouhamed is named by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s leading practitioners in Mining Law, is recognised by IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer for Energy and Infrastructure and is top ranked in Chambers Global. Mouhamed is also a chartered arbitrator before the Arbitration Court of the OHADA States.

Mouhamed Kebe explains that West Africa is at the crossroad of investments coming from Asia, the Gulf, Europe and America. He adds: "ISFIN is the right platform to make things happen, it is a unique one-stop shop combining market intelligence, legal and tax advice and Islamic finance skills. Islamic finance is more and more popular in Africa and certainly the next growth market for that sector of world finance.”

The ISFIN Advisory Board: