Webinar highlighting Côte d’Ivoire as a key destination for Portuguese investments

March 16th, 2023: In partnership with JPAB – José Pedro Aguiar-Branco Advogados, The AEP – Portuguese Business Association organized a webinar highlighting Côte d’Ivoire as a key destination for Portuguese investments.

ADNA was chosen as the preferred partner firm in Côte d’Ivoire for the event. After the presentation of the business climate and robust economic performance of Côte d’Ivoire, Sydney DOMORAUD OPERI, our Managing Partner of the Abidjan office, presented the administrative contracts used in the context of major infrastructure projects (#PPP contract and public procurement).

Several other topics were discussed: #Project Financing, FIDIC – International Federation of Consulting Engineers construction contracts, presentation of the CNP-PPP (Comité National de Pilotage des Partenariats Public-Privé), etc.
We are delighted with this initiative, which contributes to the strengthening of business relations between #Portugal and French-speaking #Africa.

ADNA is honored to be able to support the AEP and Portuguese companies in their projects in Côte d’Ivoire, and more generally in French-speaking Africa.

We warmly thank the AEP and our fellow colleagues from
JPAB – José Pedro Aguiar-Branco Advogados (Patricia Rosario)

ADNA advises Butec Group on the acquisition of Engie Services Maroc in Morocco


ADNA has advised Butec Group on the acquisition of Engie Services Maroc and Cofely Tangier, the largest transaction of the 17 acquisitions of ENGIE Group in Africa operating in the fields of energy efficiency, maintenance, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, green mobility, multi-technical maintenance as well as facility management. 

Safia Fassi-Fihri, ADNA Partner in Casablanca, Morocco commented “ADNA is pleased to have advised Butec Group along with Linklaters on this important pan-African matter which demonstrated our great strength advising on complex transactions”. 

The operation involved more than fifteen countries including ENGIE Services Maroc in Northern Africa, ENGIE Services Cote d’Ivoire (Tieri), Afric Power and ENGIE Burkina Faso in Western Africa and ENGIE Ampair / Thermaire in Southern Africa.

Butec Group was advised by ADNA and Linklaters in Morocco. The ADNA team was led by Partner Safia Fassi-Fihri (Casablanca) and Associate Dina Benjelloun (Casablanca). 

Engie Group was advised by Herbert Smith Freehills 

Press contact:

Safia Fassi-Fihri, Partner ADNA (Casablanca)

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