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Firm Profile

About Us

Established by Alex S.ADAMA Esq after a decade of Legal Practice in the Benin and Malian Bar Associations through excellent leadership, creativity, innovation and commitment, it is now reputed to be one of the pre-eminent firms in West Africa. Based in Cotonou, the commercial capital of Benin and the financial powerhouse of the country, the firm specialises in: Banking, Corporate Finance, Insurance, Trademarks and Patents, Corporate & Civil Litigation/International Arbitration, General Commercial Practice, Product Registration,Privatisation and Foreign Direct Investment, Legalization of Contract,International Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Taxation, Labour and Employment law, Maritime Law, and Aviation, Oil and Gas (Energy), Telecommunications and Media Technology.

The firm has two Partners, three Associates, five Paralegal/Administrative staff, one external Corporate Finance, one Customs and Excise and one external Tax consultant.

One of the most valuable assets of the firm is its bilingual nature, incorporating Francophone and Anglophone solicitors and therefore readily tailored to suit the dual legal system of Benin in particular and West African region, English and French Speaking countries in general.

The firm is at the forefront of revolving, asset backed and structured financing in Benin especially in the commodities, telecommunications, oil and gas and energy sectors.

With regards to privatizations, our attorneys have provided extensive legal assistance to numerous foreign investors interested in acquiring some of the many former State-owned monopolies that are being sold out and restructuring them into high-growth, low-risk, profitable entities. The notable transactions our attorneys have participated in structuring include, the Rubber Industry and Mobile Telephone Networks (MTN) Benin S.A.

Besides, the attorneys of Cabinet SACKO ADAMA have earned a sterling reputation for providing invaluable legal services to the principal local banks and their foreign affiliates for more than a decade, in addition to an impressive portfolio of diversified clients.

Our Clients

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
• International Finance Corporation(IFC)
• Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF)
• Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique PROPARCO
• African Development Bank (ADB)

INTERNATIONAL LENDER BANKS
• HSBC Bank (USA, UK, South Africa)
• PNC Bank (Pittsburg)
• Fortis Bank (Nederland)

TECHNOLOGY
• Mobile Telephone Networks (Benin and South Africa)
ENERGY OIL & GAS
• Total Benin
• Halliburton

OTHERS
• Benin Railway Corporation (National Railway Company)
• Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)

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