The energy and mining sector is one of our top priorities given its strategic importance. The firm has been appointed over the last years by many domestic as well as trans-national corporations operating in this sector. Being the sole Senegalese law firm with an office located in the heart of the first mineral region of the country, we are experienced with a wide range of mining and energy projects. In addition, our relationship with many banks and insurers involved in joint ventures and project finance in relation with mining and energy allows us to coordinate with lawyers from different jurisdictions cross border projects in the sector of energy and mining.
We have recently coordinated with our correspondents based in Côte d’Ivoire and another US law firm a deal involving a Senegalese company and a US company in a joint venture project in relation with the production of bio fuel energy in Senegal. Our team helped the parties in the drafting of the contracts and gave advice and legal opinion regarding the conformity of the project with the Senegalese law.
In 2010, we have advised a UK listed company based in Edinburgh on negotiations with the Senegalese Department of Mine and the Ministry of Environment regarding the scope of a license of exploration granted to this company by the Senegalese State.