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ADNA strengthens its Finance and Projects practice in French-speaking Africa with the arrival of Ghita Bennis

Driven by the ambition to support its clients on large-scale projects, ADNA announces the arrival of Ghita Bennis as Counsel. This strategic arrival will consolidate the firm’s Finance and Projects practice.

 Ghita Bennis brings extensive experience in structured finance, project finance, and project development in French-speaking Africa. With her qualifications and diverse professional background at international law firms including Linklaters and Ashurst in Paris and New York, as well as her recent role as legal manager for NBA Africa and the Basketball Africa League in Dakar, Ghita is a valuable addition. She enhances the firm’s capabilities in financing and projects in North and West Africa. Ghita’s specific knowledge in mining, oil, energy, and infrastructure sectors will strengthen ADNA’s position as a key player in French-speaking Africa, enabling the firm to continue its development by consolidating its leading position in Francophone Africa.

 Salimatou Diallo, Managing Partner of ADNA: “We are delighted to welcome Ghita to ADNA. Her unique experience in both complex structured finance and project development on the continent will help to strengthen our already well-established practices in these areas. This integration also demonstrates the importance of our human resources as a key pillar of the firm’s development. Our recruitment strategy illustrates our commitment to serving our international clients, both financial institutions and corporates, ever more effectively, while at the same time deepening our relationships with partner firms worldwide”.

 For Ghita, joining ADNA means embracing a shared vision: “It was ADNA’s vibrant entrepreneurial culture that attracted me, a firm made up of a mosaic of talent from every continent. As an independent firm, ADNA works with public bodies, banks and sponsors as well as international law firms. I can identify with the firm’s quest for excellence and their unique positioning in the market”.

Ghita Bennis joins an African law firm with an unrivalled reputation and dynamism in French-speaking Africa. The firm boasts a strong team of lawyers and legal advisers, including partners Foued Bourabiat, Salimatou Diallo, Sydney Domoraud and Safia Fassi-Fihri.

About ADNA : 

ADNA is a team of lawyers and legal advisers with a shared entrepreneurial spirit, who have created a solid, independent, and integrated law firm for Africa, whose activities extend from North Africa to West Africa. A firm with a pan-African vision and profoundly international expertise. With offices in Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Morocco, ADNA is also a member of the ALN (Africa Legal Network), which acts as a bridge between English-speaking and French-speaking Africa.

With over 45 years’ cumulative experience on the African continent, ADNA places its ambition at the service of its clients in order to advise them more effectively, by breaking the codes of traditional law firms. ADNA supports its clients in the success of all their projects thanks to a tailor-made legal service.

ADNA helps clients navigate complex business environments. Our recommendations are based on strategic guidance and detailed analysis, while providing local and international clients with tailor-made solutions through long-term, professional, and trusting relationships.

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