In 2012 Vaughan opened its Bamako (Mali) office, making it the first French law firm with an office in Sub-Saharan Africa.
From establishment to development, our teams support companies operating in the 17 states of West, Central and Sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo), members of OHADA (Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa).

OHADA's objective is to facilitate trade and investment as well as to guarantee legal and judicial security for the activities of companies in its member states.

Banking and financial law

Employment law 

  • Labor law, individual and collective litigation 
  • Human Resources, optimization of social costs, individual and collective remuneration, social protection, 

Merger and acquisition

  • Merger and acquisition due diligence under OHADA and Malian laws 

Energy Law

  • Drafting, structuring of financing agreements, concession agreements, 
  • Negotiation of power purchase agreements

Mining law

  • Assisting mining operators on a day-to-day basis in the context of the development of their projects in Mali and Africa

Contract Law

  • Drafting and reviewing contractual documents in the framework of project financing, debt financing, energy and infrastructure projects 
  • Registration of security contracts in Malian law and OHADA law. 

Structuring and support in structuring projects and PPP (Public Private Partnerships) 

  • Execution and conclusion of public contracts
See our dedicated team

Notre équipe

Area of expertise :
  • International support
Legal adviser
Area of expertise :
  • International support
Legal adviser
Area of expertise :
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