Focus on Africa: a land of opportunity
Africa is an immense and multi-faceted territory, offering many opportunities for those who know how to seize them. Major infrastructure projects, real estate transactions, development of arable land or the strengthening of the banking system are among the challenges of a continent whose population is to double by the year 2050.
A constantly evolving economic, political and social environment requires a personalized and intercultural approach.
To meet these challenges, our Africa team, comprised of some twenty lawyers, is working hand in hand with our partners in the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa countries. Our goal is to offer French and foreign clients, whether they are investors, private companies, international groups or public bodies, tailor-made assistance on the African continent.
Energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, natural resources, agriculture, retail, banking services or financing are all sectors in which our teams work closely together to offer our clients assistance with their investments and expansion plans in Africa.
Their mission is to provide all foreign operators personalized assistance with their investments in Africa.
Fidal is building its global strategy by drawing on an unparalleled territorial network which enables our lawyers to work closely with our clients and understand their challenges and needs. Economic players, with extensive field experience, our teams combine knowledge of local laws and practices with international experience and a mastery of international standards of project management. The similarities between OHADA law and French law promote greater proximity between French legal practitioners and their African counterparts. This proximity, in turn, facilitates negotiations with governments, public authorities and administrations. Our teams are listed with financial institutions in France and Africa (AFD, PROPARCO, EIB, AfDB, BOAD, World Bank or IFC). The firm's thorough knowledge of the local ecosystem and its search for innovative solutions make Fidal your preferred partner in Africa.
Providing more than just legal advice
Our approach to tax and legal issues is multidisciplinary, expert and pragmatic. Our teams rely on the firm's full range of expertise to provide specialized and sector-based assistance for each project. Whether it is a matter of implementing strategy, enhancing know-how and assets, introducing new marketing procedures, changing a business model or legal instrument, we ensure that we offer you the organizational and development models that will make a difference in the market.
As a committed player on the African continent, Fidal, reflecting its values, supports sustainable development and promotes ethical behavior, with a relationship of trust with clients.
This commitment takes the form of pro bono assignments and skill-based sponsorship, particularly as part of cultural or social projects and enhancing the capacities of States.
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Structuring direct investments
Public-private partnership - Project financing
Taxation of flows – Transfer pricing
We can assist you to control tax costs, perform diagnostics, set up transfer pricing policies, prepare documentation that complies with local legislation, defend against tax audits conducted by the African administrations, and carry out valuations.