Leading Pan African law firm GENI & KEBE takes stance in Islamic finance advisory.

ISFIN has teamed up with GENI & KEBE – the largest and oldest law firm in Senegal.

Senegal’s economy is strong and has performed well in recent years. The country shares a single currency, the CFA franc with 7 other WAEMU countries and is a gateway to West Africa.

Continually enhancing Senegal as an FDI destination, a program of major reforms of the business environment has been implemented in consultation with public and private stakeholders. Senegal offers an exceptional quality of life praised by both settlers and visitors, combining tradition and modernity, the country offers an ideal environment to achieve, work and do good business. Recent reforms involve land ownership, building permit formalities, labour legislation, taxes, migration, import/export procedures online.

“Recently launched by the Republic of Senegal, the sovereign Sukuk offers a prospective market for Islamic finance in the country and will position Senegal as the West African Hub for Islamic Finance” says Professor Laurent Marlière, CEO & President of ISFIN. “Our services in banking and finance encompass bilateral facilities as well as complex investment contracts involving trans-national corporations and states or public sectors bodies. We accompany also private clients in their projects in need of loan by helping them from the inception of the project to the completion.”

“Our firm, with ISFIN, is going to open new opportunities for us to welcome Islamic investments in Senegal and in the West and Central Africa region, and advise our clients about Islamic markets,” adds Mouhamed KEBE, Managing Partner of GENI & KEBE.

GENI & KEBE was founded in 1912 and began acting as a legal adviser firm for foreign embassies and companies. From then to now on, it remains the premier destination law services firm of national and foreign companies, institutions and individuals in Senegal and the Francophone African Region.

“Our local and cross jurisdictional expertise across a wide spectrum of practice areas including but not limited to Aerospace and Shipping, Banking & finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution & ADR, Employment & HR, FDI, Natural Resources, Tax, TMT, combined to an extensive network in 14 African jurisdictions confer to our services an unrivalled added value. This explains why Chambers Global praises our ‘’high quality advice and ability to handle pan-African corporate transactions’’ and acknowledge us as ’’ one of Senegal’s premier firms thanks to its international approach and high standard of work.’”

ISFIN is the world’s leading platform for professional firms specializing in Islamic Finance, investments from and to the Muslim world and the Halal industry. The alliance covers more than 75 jurisdictions around the world.
 ISFIN’s membership is composed of the most innovative and highly regarded independent law firms, audit & accounting firms and real estate companies in their field.