Khaled Abou El Houda

Houda and Partners is a leading Senegalese Law firm focusing on mining, oil and gas, energy, new technologies, industry, banking and finance.

This firm was founded by Mohamed Salim Kanjo in 1977 and Khaled Abou El Houda is the current manager.

The firm has a total staff of 22 employees – half of these highly qualified lawyers.

The firm also represents and assists local and foreign clients composed of international corporations, investment funds and credit brokers.

Khaled Abou El Houda is a member of the Senegalese Bar Association and the general secretary of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (Senegalese chapter).

Khaled Abou El Houda is an honorary member of the Mining Chamber of Senegal regarding its expertise and recognition in this sector.

Khaled Houda has extensive experience on the establishment of foreign companies in Senegal, their counsel and legal assistance.

Khaled Houda holds a master’s degree in business law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Provence Aix-Marseille in France.

He also holds a diploma of specialised higher studies in business law (banking and finance).

Moreover, he graduated from the Centre for Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation in Dakar as a mediator and conciliator in OHADA business law.

Khaled Abou El Houda is an international arbitrator at the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration in Ivory Coast, common to the 17 states members of OHADA.

Mouhamed Kebe

Mouhamed Kebe is the managing partner of Geni & Kebe, a full-service law firm based in Senegal with 15 affiliate offices across Africa. His practice encompasses corporate and investment law, with a particular focus on natural resources (mining and energy).

Top-tier ranked in Chambers global as leader in his field, Mouhamed is also highly recommended as a leading lawyer in the IFLR1000: Energy and Infrastructure guide (2014). He is closely attuned to foreign investors’ concerns about doing business in Africa. He also oversees commercial transactions including joint ventures, banking and finance corporate reorganisation, and restructuring.

Mouhamed graduated from the University of Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal) and the University of Essex (United Kingdom), and earned a certificate in international commercial and investment arbitration from the University of London.

He is qualified with the Senegalese Bar Association (1993) and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales (international division), the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

He regularly speaks in seminars and workshops on issues relating to investment and doing business in Africa, and has authored many studies and articles on mining law.

He has seconded in major law firms based in Paris and London. He is fluent in English, French, Wolof and Arabic.