LPA-CGR avocats confirms its desire to strengthen its expertise dedicated to the African continent by welcoming Samir Sayah and Marc Veuillot as partners

Present for fifteen years on the African continent, in Algeria and Morocco, then in Cameroon, thus allowing the firm to offer expertise in African law, LPA-CGR lawyers offers a unique cross-disciplinary offer in private law and public law. Business.

With its multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, the firm’s Africa platform, which includes professionals based in Africa and Parisian teams dedicated to Africa, has nearly forty lawyers and legal advisers, including a dozen partners. They support European, African and international clients in the establishment and development of their activities on the African continent, their investment, partnership or financing operations.

Samir Sayah is based in Paris. He strengthens the activities of the Algiers office, made up of a dozen professionals, and intervenes more generally on projects in North Africa and in all the WAEMU* countries. He mainly assists an international and African clientele in matters of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, investment, regulations related to exchange control and business law, particularly in the health, telecoms and industrial sectors. agribusiness.

Marc Veuillot has been based in Casablanca for 17 years where he works as a legal and tax advisor. He strengthens the Casablanca office, which has around ten professionals. In this context, he advises multinationals on investment or restructuring projects in Morocco, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa and also assists private clients in asset and transactional matters.

Samir Sayah and Marc Veuillot will work in close collaboration with the teams in Paris, Casablanca (real hub for projects in Africa), Algiers, Douala, Yaoundé as well as those in Dubai, and will have the particular mission of strengthening the strategic axis Middle East — North Africa.

Samir Sayah and Marc Veuillot comment: “ LPA-CGR’s historical roots in Africa and the firm’s ambitions on the continent have convinced us. The structural transformation of African economies that we are witnessing requires lawyers with both international expertise and in-depth knowledge of continental societal and economic issues. We are delighted to join a team that combines these qualities with real African ambition”.

Sidonie Fraiche-Dupeyrat, associate lawyer and President of the firm adds: “The arrival of Samir Sayah and Marc Veuillot confirms our ambitions on the African continent. Together, we offer our clients highly recognized legal expertise and a thorough understanding of the OHADA business environment and local legal systems. We represent a leading intervention force in North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, for local, French or international groups and institutions. We look forward to these developments and prospects.”

“With the arrival of Marc and Samir, we can offer unrivaled Algerian law and tax skills for an African legal consultancy firm. Our local or international clients have access to the most cutting-edge expertise in business law, real estate law, labor law and data protection, which no other competitor can offer in key sectors of the economy. We are delighted with this growth, which allows us to provide a service of the highest quality. » emphasize Lina Fassi-Fihri and Romain Berthon, partners in the Casablanca office.

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