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Team Member

Alex S.ADAMA Esq. - Founder/Managing Partner

jingAlex is the founder of the firm and heads the English Commercial and Corporate Practice of the firm. He also oversees corporate finance, capital markets, foreign investment and the Intellectual Property Practice of the firm.

Alex is a World Bank Consultant whose consistent participation has earned him a "Doing Business Award" in recognition of five years of working in legal advisory partnership. As a corporate attorney, he assists major corporations seeking Reorganizations, Restructurings, Acquisitions and Divestitures. His portfolio includes Debtors, Senior Secured and Unsecured Creditors, Creditors' Committees, Syndicated Banks, Foreign Investors, Brokerage firms and Financial Advisors.

Alex has assisted a vast array of the foreign investors to acquire businesses and consolidate investments in Benin. He has carried out a wide range of due diligence work for foreign lenders, foreign investors, advising on Regulatory issues, Compliance, Foreign Direct Investment, Real Estate and regulatory framework of Utilities and his general areas of practice are inclusive but not limited to:
Corporations, International Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Securities, Civil and Commercial Litigation.


Education:

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA ( LL.M )

 

Malin Law School Victoria Island (Barrister-at-Law)

1995

University of Abomey-Calavi, Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA en Droit)

1990

University of Abomey-Calavi, Maîtrise en Droit

1989

University of Abomey-Calavi , LL.B

1988


Professional Career:

Founder Cabinet SACKO ADAMA

2004

Partner at Henri Job

1999

Associate at Henri Job

1995

Associate, F.O Akinrele & Co Mali Lagos

1994


Bar Memberships:

Malin Bar Association (NBA)

Admitted 1995

Benin Bar Association (CBA)

Admitted 1994

American Bar Association (ABA)

Admitted 2002

International Trademarks Association (INTA)

1999 - present


Others Significant Memberships:

Harvard African Law Students Association (Former Vice President)

 

Likoumba Golf Club

 

Meridien Par Excellence

 


Languages:

English, French and Fun


Notable Publications:

Employee Protection under Beninian Labour Law 1989


MAJOR FINANCE PROJECTS:

Mobile Telecommunications – Participated in the assistance of MTN International throughout its successful bid process, negotiation of subsequent license agreement with State of Benin, take-over of Camtel Mobile and corporate consolidation and labor restructuring process of MTN Benin S.A(New entity).

1999-2000

Rubber Industry – Participated in the assistance of GMG/Panwell Group during the Negotiation of share transfer agreement between state of Benin, the take-over of Hevecam and corporate consolidation in Benin .

1998

Asset backed Finance –of Telecomm Industry Telecom participating in the assistance of borrower MTN Benin S.A in a Euro100Million financing by Standard Bank, FMO and Citibank.

2001-2002

Capital Markets – Advised and arranged the 20 billion XAF IFC Regional Bond Issue within Benin, Congo, Chad West African Republic and Gabon. Advised the consortium of Benin Banks to the successful landmark 200 billion XAF Bond Issue by the Government of Benin in 2010. These two transactions have earned Cabinet SACKO ADAMA the sterling reputation as leaders in Capital Markets Advisory work.

 

Participated in the assistance to the International Finance Corporation IFC and Caisse Française de Développement (CFD) and PROPARCO in financing of Pharmaceutical, Petroleum, Sugar and Palm oil industries.

2000-2002

Teamed with other local and foreign counsels to assist Lenders, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund ( EAIF), FMO, Fortis Bank in the US$50 Million financing of the AES Sonel SA thermal Power Plant in Limbe, Benin

2003-2004

Represented AFDB, BDEAC, IFC, FMO, EAIF, PROPARCO, DEG, EIB (lenders) to AES Sonel in the Investment Plan financing. Deal Value approximately 400million Euros.

2005-2007

Other significant research works Alex has done in the capacity as World Bank consultants are: Lex Mundi-Corporate Governance Project, Doing Business Project, General Creditors Rights under Beninian Laws, Labour Regulation and review in Benin.


Conferences

Attendee International Trademarks Association Meetings :

 

Seattle Washington

1999

Denver

2000

San Francisco

2001

Washington DC

2002

Amsterdam

2003

Atlanta

2004

San Diego

2005

Chicago

2007

Berlin

2008

Boston

2010

 

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