Dr Aboubacar Fall

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Practice Areas

  • Oil & Gas
  • Banking & Finance
  • Maritime & Aviation
  • International Business
  • Trade Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Private Equity and M&A
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Infrastructure (PPP)
  • Fraud & White Collar Crime
  • International Arbitration (Commercial & Investment )
  • ADR


Wolof, French, English (fluent) and Spanish (working knowledge)

Senior Partner

Dr. Aboubacar FALL is the firm’s Senior Partner. He is a member of the Senegal Bar and a former member of the Paris Bar (France). He holds a PhD in International Business Law from University of Rouen –Haute Normandy (France) a Masters (LL.M) from University of Washington in Seattle (USA), a Masters in International Transportation from University of Paris 1- Pantheon-Sorbonne (France) and two Certificates in Petroleum Policy & Management from PETRAD Foundation in Stavanger (Norway).

Dr. FALL has been practicing law for over 30 years. He has worked for over 10 years as Principal Legal Counsel for the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and has served for 3 years as Chairman of the Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). www.alsf.org .From January 2015 to October 2018, he was a partner at Geni & Kebe law firm in Dakar. In 2015 & 2016, he was nominated as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa by the magazine Financial Afrik. In 2018, he was nominated by Financial Afrik among the 18 most active law firms’ leaders in Africa.

Dr. FALL is a member of several professional organizations including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the International Energy Law Advisory Group (IELAG), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), the ICC FraudNet, the African Arbitration Association (AfAA), the Comité Maritime International (CMI) , the African Arbitration Association, the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA) etc. In 2017 & 2018, he was nominated in the Who’s Who Legal as Asset Recovery Expert. Dr. FALL holds several teaching positions in Senegal and abroad including the United Nations Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR)in Geneva as well as the Institut Supérieur de Droit de Dakar (ISDD) and the Institut des Métiers du Droit (IMD). He is currently the Program Director of the Center for International Law Practice (ACILP) www.acilp.org and has been appointed in 2019 as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) Program . www.ilfa.africa

Firm Description:

AF Legal is the product of the merger of two well-established and experienced law firms, namely FALL & Co and Macodou NDOUR Offices. The merged firms totalize over fifty (50) years of practice both domestic and international.

In addition to the founding partners, the law firm is composed of 4 Legal Counsels, 10 Senior Of Counsels, and 3 Support Staff. While its main offices are located in Dakar, the Capital of Senegal, AF LEGAL is an international law firm.

Indeed, the firm’s international operations and activities are structured around FALL Alliance (FA). Fall Alliance is a platform of carefully selected independent francophone law firms from West & Central African countries. Members of the Alliance include law firms from Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Niger, Togo, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, Mauritania, and Senegal.

The overarching objective of the Alliance is to provide both domestic and foreign investors with a full and integrated range of legal, business, and tax services across the francophone African region.