Régis Bonkoungou

Leaders in Law endorses Régis Bonkoungou as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Burkina Faso. If you wish to get in touch with Régis, please use the contact information provided above.

Régis has extensive experience in business law and more particularly in OHADA law.

He worked for several years at the SCP d’avocats TOU & SOME, a business law firm, in which he assisted major national and multinational companies in the structuring and securing of their investments in Burkina. Faso.

He has developed particular expertise in the field of mining, energy and hydrocarbons, as well as in financial issues and restructuring operations.

He also practices business litigation before the courts of Burkina Faso.

Practice Areas

  • Mining
  • Energy & Hydrocarbons Investments
  • Restructuring & Mergers-Acquisitions
  • Banking and financial law
  • Business litigation


  • Master 2 in Business Law, African Institute for Professionalization in Management
  • Master 2 in International Law of Fundamental Rights, University of Nantes
  • Master in Cyberspace Law, Gaston Berger University of Senegal
  • Master’s degree in Business Law, University of Ouagadougou
  • Certificate of aptitude for the profession of lawyer, Burkina Faso


  • French
  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • International Union of Lawyers

Firm Overview:

Founded by Maître Bertin Kiénou, Maître Stéphane MI Ouédraogo and Maître Régis EW Bonkoungou, Sari Conseils is an independent business law firm with an international vocation based in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

Sari Conseils offers a clientele made up of companies and individuals high-level expertise in the field of business law and corporate taxation, both in terms of advice and litigation.

Backed by the recognized expertise of its lawyers, the firm provides optimal legal solutions to secure the activities, operations and interests of a demanding clientele.

Sari Conseils forms, around its associates, a dynamic team of about ten collaborators, which puts its skills in synergy to bring a strong added value to its customers.

The firm develops significant expertise in international matters. He regularly accompanies multinational companies in the context of transnational operations. It relies internationally on its network of foreign correspondents.

The firm works fluently in French and English.


Sari Conseils provides companies and individuals with recognized skills in business law and taxation, mainly in the following areas.

  • Mining law
  • Foreign investments
  • Project financing
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Restructurings
  • Corporate law
  • Business Taxation
  • International taxation
  • Banking and finance law
  • Social right
  • Debt recovery
  • Seizures & executions
  • Criminal law of business affairs
  • Business litigation
  • Arbitration & Mediation


Sari Conseils assists companies and individuals in the creation and development of their economic activities in a wide variety of fields. The firm is particularly active in the following business sectors, grouped into divisions:

  • Mining & Energy
  • Infrastructure & Transportation
  • Telecommunications & technologies
  • Trade & Distribution
  • Bank-Finance-Insurance
  • Industries & services


Sari Conseils is rooted in cardinal values ​​oriented towards optimal customer satisfaction. These values ​​shared by all members of the firm are set out below:


Availability is a key value for the firm. The lawyers and collaborators of the firm are accessible and constantly listening to the client. They are fully involved in the processing of each case and interact regularly with the client throughout the follow-up of his file.


Responsiveness is a daily requirement of all members of the firm. The firm reacts promptly to requests from the client, always taking into account the time constraints and requirements of the client. He responds promptly to all verbal or written requests submitted to him.


The efficiency of legal services is the purpose of the firm. The firm relies on the specialized and multidisciplinary approaches of its members as well as teamwork to provide the best legal solutions. For each intervention, the team in charge of the case precisely analyzes the client’s situation, the client’s issues and constraints. He then apprehends the legal issues raised in all their dimensions in order to propose appropriate, complete, effective and optimal legal solutions.


The firm attaches great importance to transparency in its relationship with the client. The firm regularly reports to the client on the progress of his file. He communicates to the client the solutions envisaged, the results obtained as well as the difficulties encountered. The fees are determined in full clarity and are the subject of an engagement letter or a fee agreement.


Batibié Batis BENAO

Leaders in Law endorses Batibié Batis Benao as our exclusively recommended Mining Law expert in Burkina Faso. If you wish to get in touch with Batibié please use the contact information provided above.

Batibié is a Lawyer and Professional Master in Development Policy and Management of Extractive Industries, he also has solid experience in business law.

Batibié BENAO is able to provide a full range of advice on audit and litigation, as well as training and in-depth studies of legal issues in these areas.

Firm Overview:

Since its inception, LEGALIS has grown to a team of ten practitioners including 4 associate lawyers, 2 lawyers, 4 legal assistants and 3 support staff.

LEGALIS was founded after many years of inclusive reflection, observations and experimentation with the aim of not only meeting the demands of an increase in the number of jurisdictions in Burkina Faso, but to also provide exceptional service to those who need it.

Our aim is to improve our knowledge of the specifics of our customers’ business requirements, in order to anticipate their expectations and offer them innovative solutions.


Barthélémy Kéré

Leaders in Law endorses Barthélémy Kéré as our exclusively recommended Investment Law expert in Burkina Faso. If you wish to get in touch with Barthélémy please use the contact information provided above.

In June 2012, he was appointed Member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, for the period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015.

Maître Barthélemy KERE writes and expresses himself well in French and English.

  • Former Bâtonnier
  • Grand Officer of the National Order
  • Lawyer at the bar of Burkina Faso
  • Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor of France Knight in the Order of Saint Gregory of the Vatican State

Experiences and professional background

Maître Barthélémy KERE is the founder of the law firm that bears his name since January 1993.

In 2003, he was elected President of the Burkina Faso Bar Association for a three-year term. Under his mandate, the Autonomous Fund for Pecuniary Settlements of Lawyers (CARPA) was created as a fundamental institution of transparency in the management of client funds held by Lawyers.

In 2006, he was appointed as a Member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of Burkina Faso under the Catholic Community; On August 1, 2011 he was elected President of this Institution. In the logic of his participation as a member, he activates reforms to make even more credible the CENI, the Ad ‘hoc Organ of Election Management: he courageously takes the initiative for the establishment of the initial biometric electoral file of Burkina Faso.

Maître Barthélemy KERE has carried out missions abroad for the observation of elections and for exchanges of experience in the field of electoral management; he took part in meetings organized among others by ECOWAS, La Francophonie and the World Association of Election Management Bodies (A-WEB).

Education & Court Admissions

Maître Barthélemy KERE is a graduate in Criminal Sciences from the University of Bordeaux (France). He has been an Arbitrator at the Center for Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation of Ouagadougou (CAMC-O) since 2008. As such, he has handled and rendered various awards in the cases entrusted to him by the Center in 2009 and 2011 .

Firm Description:

Cabinet KERE was created in 1992 by Maître Barthélemy KERE, former President of the Order of Lawyers of Burkina Faso, Grand Officer of the National Order and Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor of France.

It is located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (West Africa).

It has lawyers and jurists, all of whom have expertise in several areas of law and who are supported by a dedicated and competent administrative support team.

Recognized nationally and internationally for the excellence of his services in business law, he is considered one of the Burkinabé leaders in mining law, commercial law, insurance law, business financing and social law. and telecommunications law.

The firm’s lawyers frequently work together on large files and important litigations, and collaborate regularly with eminent American, Canadian and European law firms on cross-border transactions.

The firm’s lawyers frequently work together on large-scale files and important disputes; they regularly collaborate with prominent American, Canadian and European law firms on international and cross-border transactions.


Mahamady Zango

CAAFER International, a joint-stock company with legal and tax expertise, is a pan-African consortium with a global mandate , specializing in internal taxation and portfolios (tax and customs), business law and management matters.

Its clients are national and multinational companies, governments of several states, national and foreign public institutions, international organizations, large associations and national and international businessmen.

CAAFER International ‘s mission is to provide innovative solutions and high-quality services to African investors and those of the rest of the world for the low-cost realization of their investment projects in Africa and State governments concerned about the significant improvement in the level of recovery of their own resources.