SERVICES & SECTORS
Do you want to start a company? Contact us.
Houda Law firm assists entrepreneurs and investors in the process of setting up their own companies.
We advise our clients with the best legal form of ownership (PLC, LTD, LLP…) according to their activities, the size of the structure, marital status, the number of partners, the responsibilities they’re willing to assume, and the fiscal impacts of their choices. Our firm drafts the articles of association, shareholders’ agreement, and specific clauses that protect the interests of the client in the event of disputes.
The firm is able to follow the creation formalities until the obtainment of all documents necessary for the client to launch their business.
We also assist our clients with company form changes as well as aiding them with amicable dissolution.
Our firm is often solicited for large project finance operations. We assist both lenders and borrowers in project finance and the energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors.
Our firm is specialized in investment transactions under Public-Private Partnerships.
Our firm intervenes at all levels of the financing process (due diligence, drafting of financing agreements and guarantees, monitoring post-financing disputes, etc.).
We assist our clients in the following operations: restructuring (mergers, demergers, partial contribution of assets, universal transfer of assets), equity (investment capital, risk capital), equity transfer or acquisition of securities and/or assets.
We intervene at all levels, from legal due diligence to drafting contractual legal documents as well as the legal formalities required in order to secure the interests of our clients.
We follow the functioning of our customers’ social activities both rigorously and professionally and offer them advice and assistance with added value in the functioning of the different social organs, namely the shareholders assembly and the board of directors.
We assist our clients in their operations of setting up franchise networks. We have significant experience in drafting franchise agreements and providing useful legal advice in this area.
Our teams put their contractual experience at your disposal to recommend the statutes and solutions best suited to your business and your commercial organization: commission, mandate, agent, purchase-resale…
Our teams can also assist you in the drafting of your general conditions (purchase or sale, e-commerce…) and your customer or supplier contracts, in accordance with the requirements due to the laws applicable in Senegal in terms of commercial negotiation.
Our firm is also involved in carrying out contractual audits.
OHADA (Organization for the Harmonization of Corporate Law in Africa) law is the system of business laws applicable in the 17 member-countries of OHADA (Senegal, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Congo, Comoros, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, and Togo).
With extensive experience in advising our clients in matters aligned with OHADA law, we provide all the necessary assistance in OHADA law both in Senegal and the other OHADA member countries where we have corresponding law firms to take over on any questions regarding local laws.
The firm intervenes in the different domains of labor and social protection laws, in consulting or litigation, for companies or individuals. Our lawyers and advisers support our clients at all levels, including:
• Drafting employment contracts (fixed-term, open-ended…)
• Reviewing payroll’s compliance with legislation
• Conventional termination of the employment contract
• Work accidents and occupational diseases
• Disciplinary procedures and dismissal
• Assistance and representation before labor and social security authorities
• Assistance and representation for social litigation before courts and tribunals
Some complex operations, such as taking over a business, merging two companies, and financing and carrying out an expensive investment project, cannot be improvised. To measure the risks in such operations, due diligence is a necessary step. Due diligence will generally focus on different areas: accounting, social, legal, tax, environmental…
This due diligence is essential because it allows to expression of the overall value of the target company in a synthetic way. The assistance of experts specializing in legal and social due diligence such as Houda Law Firm will be indispensable.
The firm is well-versed in carrying out due diligence in the context of large-scale operations, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, infrastructure construction projects, energy investment projects, mining, ICT (information and communications technology), health, and education.
We assist local and multinational companies and local and international banks in financing these operations, as well as international law firms that trust us to assist their clients in these areas.
Throughout their social life, companies and/or their managers may face legal or arbitration proceedings.
Houda Law Firm has developed broad expertise in business litigation and is able to support and defend its clients in the context of all the procedures they would have to undergo and/or initiate at the level of the courts, tribunals, and arbitration centers.
As such, our team of lawyers intervenes in all areas of law, but more frequently in business law, company liquidation, legal redress procedures, debt recovery, and tax litigation.
Attorney-at-Law Khaled Houda, managing partner of the firm, is recognized as a chartered arbitrator at the at the OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) and the Center of Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation (CAMC) in Dakar.
The firm is often being praised for its professionalism and rigor in regards to obtaining results in litigation matters. In 2016, Chambers and Partners Global reported that clients were “infinitely satisfied” and added that “they do excellent work.
Houda Law firm manages and oversees diverse and complex cases for legal advice and litigation matters in all key sectors of banking and the economy (Banking Finance, New Technologies, Mining, Energy, Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Industries, Agriculture, Real Estate, Tourism, Health, Education, Transportation, Automotive, Aerospace), leaving clients fully satisfied.
- General Business
- Mining, Oil, & Gas
- New Technology of Information & Communication
- Banking, Finance, & Industry
- Real Estate
- Health & Education
- Energy & Infrastructure
- Transport, Automobile, & Aviation