PRACTICES


ACTION DICTATE NOMINATE ACHIEVE

ADNA'S CORE LEGAL SERVICES ARE CONTAINED WITHIN FOUR SPECIFIC PRACTICES AND PROJECT LIFE CYCLES.

CORPORATE

ADNA's experience extends beyond transactional work, the firm also looks after clients through every stage of the company life cycle, providing advice in both public and private corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as international/cross border transactions.

Navigating clients through takeovers, reverse takeovers, corporate mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, restructurings, management/leveraged buy outs, private equity, hostile bids, privatisations and other corporate transactions including new listings (primary, secondary and inward), stock exchange compliance, offers to the public, corporate finance and structuring, delistings and the issue of shares and other securities.

PROJECTS

ADNA provides guidance to clients throughout all aspects of a project's design, financing, development, operation and maintenance. This includes negotiating project documentation (joint ventures, concessions, or other development agreements, construction contracts) as well as providing advice on environmental, tax, regulatory, real estate, capital markets, and DFI/bank/export credit agency financings.

Banking
& Finance

ADNA advises major commercial banks, finance providers, development financial institutions, export credit agencies, corporate and sovereign entities and other participants in the global banking and finance arena. Providing counsel and assistance in acquisition finance and project finance as well as in the context of bond issues (convertible, subordinated, etc.).

The firm also has expertise in advising clients on structuring Islamic finance transactions as well as a profound knowledge of OHADA law, WAEMU law, CAEMC law and CIMA law, allowing it to assist clients very complex transactions requiring various expertise.

DISPUTES

We also have extensive experience handling contentious regulatory proceedings, investigations and criminal matters. The firm has a focused approach on resolving 5 disputes quickly and effectively with minimal disruption to business. Disputes in Africa can be culturally nuanced, requiring local knowledge to help facilitate negotiations and support.

SECTORS

ADNA EXPERTISE COVERS VARIOUS SECTORS.

• AUTOMOTIVE • CHEMICALS & INDUSTRIALS
• CONSUMER • EDUCATION • FINTECH • ENERGY & UTILITIES • FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS • INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORT
• PRIVATE EQUITY
• REAL ESTATE • TECHNOLOGY