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Senegal - Overview

We are delighted to introduce our new office in Senegal. The office is located at Cité Yoff Palene, Residence no.7 Nord Foire, Dakar, Senegal.

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Senegal - Experience

International Outsourcing Service Provider

We have assisted this world-leading service provider of consulting services to the IT industry in setting up in Togo. We have advised on company incorporation, outsourcing procedure and detailed employment and employee tax advice. We are assisting with employee notifications and transfers as well as all the relevant registrations and procedures.

Close Out/Netting & Sovereign Immunity – Major Merchant Bank – Senegal & Ivory Coast

Acting for this major “Bulge Bracket” bank we advised on ISDA based transactions in Ivory Coast and Senegal. We reviewed in detail the procedure for closing out financial positions and setting off debts both in the event of commercial default and insolvent default. We also reviewed our answers to deal with the situation where the counterparty was a sovereign entity, or an agent or department of a sovereign government.

Employee Benefits – Share Schemes Plan

Acting for this international sector consultant, we advised on the in-country rules for setting up and running an international share scheme from the client’s home country of incorporation. We also advised on the practicalities of registering each individual interest with local regulators.

Environmental Legislation – Magic Circle law firm

We have reviewed and analysed all the environmental legislation in Senegal, especially that relevant to large scale projects and infrastructure development. In particular we studied sponsor liability, transfer and assignment of liability, indemnities and end of project-life cleanup obligations.

Branch Establishment - International IT Consulting Firm

Acting for one of the world’s largest IT consulting firms, we advised on procedure for establishing a branch in Togo, applicable tax rules, rules on repatriation of funds, foreign control and ownership, employment law and land ownership.

Banking Regulation - Major International Bank

We have assisted a major international bank in determining its in-country rules for opening bank accounts and offering ?nancial services. This involved a review of the regulatory environment, legislation and industry rules, as well as speaking to industry players in-country to determine established practice.

M&A Mergers + Security Legislation – Magic Circle law firm

We have reviewed and analysed all the legislation in Senegal concerning host-country control over international mergers and acquisitions, as well as studying the ease (or otherwise) of taking security. In particular we studied merger approvals, transfer of undertakings, registration procedures and ease of realisation of security.

International NGO – set up and registration

We have assisted a major US-based international NGO in determining the rules and procedures for establishing in Senegal, hiring staff and opening an of?ce. In addition we have researched the tax bene?ts and employment laws.