COUNTRIES

  • Algeria
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Guinea
  • Morocco
  • All

ROLES

  • Partner
  • Associate
  • All

Partners

Salimatou Diallo
Managing and Founding Partner, Guinea

+224 620 56 54 95
salimatou.diallo@adnalaw.com

Salimatou Diallo is particularly active advising across the commercial sphere in West Africa. She is highly sought after by international lawyers for her in-depth knowledge of the local law aspects of major transactions and projects, as well as financings.General Business Law, Guinea, Chambers Global 2021

Salimatou is the firm’s managing partner. Her practice focuses primarily on complex project development and project finance, M&A General corporate and commercial and other matters, principally in the energy and mining sectors in Francophone Africa, advising both DFIs and sponsors.

Salimatou worked as a lawyer in renowned international law firms in Paris and London.

Avocat à la Cour
Member of the Conakry Bar
Former Member of the Paris and New York Bars

Salimatou is fluent in French and English.

Foued Bourabiat
Founding Partner, Algeria

+213 775 388 597
foued.bourabiat@adnalaw.com

« Foued Bourabiat has impressive experience in mandates relating to banking and finance, arbitration and M&A. He is also well regarded for his work in joint ventures and project finance. He is particularly skilled in advising international entities on inbound investment.» Corporate/Commercial, Algeria, Chambers Global 2021

Foued’s experience includes assisting and advising major investors and credit institutions in respect of investments and financings in Algeria and in the MENA region. He has been involved in complex cross-border financing transactions.

Foued has also secured important M&A mandates in the consumer and healthcare sectors.

Foued worked as a lawyer in renowned international law firms in Paris and London.

Avocat à la Cour
Member of the Paris Bar

Foued is fluent in French, English and Arabic.

Sydney Domoraud
Founding Partner, Côte d’Ivoire

+225 07 48 37 77 73
sydney.domoraud@adnalaw.com

Sydney is a versatile finance and corporate lawyer, advising project developers, company executives, development finance institutions (DFIs), commercial banks, investment funds and international organisations. 

Sydney’s practice focuses on Finance and Corporate transactions such as project finance, corporate finance, project-driven corporate finance, acquisition finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions. 

In terms of sectorial experience, Sydney regularly assists clients in the energy, mining, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Sydney worked as an Attorney at Law in renowned international law firms in Paris and London.

Licensed Legal Counsel, Côte d’Ivoire
Former Member of the Paris Bar 

Sydney is fluent in French and English.

Safia Fassi-Fihri
Founding Partner, Morocco

+212 (5) 22 94 96 77
safia.fassifihri@adnalaw.com

« Safia Fassi-Fihri « operates a vibrant practice », she is «very professional, wise and consistent. » Corporate/Commercial, Morocco, Chambers Global 2021

Safia is a renowned corporate lawyer focusing on both domestic and cross-border M&A deals including sales and joint-ventures and also banking finance.  She also advises her clients in connection with corporate governance strategy and issues. 

Safia counts international institutions, Private Equity funds and multinational corporations from all sectors among her clients. She delivers valuable advice and understanding enabling them to structure their transactions while satisfying all legal and regulatory requirements. Safia also regularly assists the international clients of the firm with their employment issues. She also advises clients on their filings with the regulators and represents them in respect of any litigation. 

Safia practiced law working as a lawyer in renowned international law firms in Paris, London and Casablanca.

Safia is ranked as Leading Lawyer in M&A in Morocco,Legal 500.

Safia is a board member and former head of the legal commission of CGEM (the leading Moroccan Chamber of Commerce).

Avocat à la Cour 
Member of the Casablanca Bar
Former Member of the Paris Bar

Safia is fluent in French, English and Arabic.

Valérie Veaux Muller
Partner, Algeria

DZ +213 778 236 186
valerie.veaux-muller@adnalaw.com

Valérie’s experience includes assisting and advising clients on employment, social security and commercial law.

“Valérie is highlighted as a Leading Individual for Employment in Algeria, Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“[…] particularly active assisting companies with employment issues that arise from corporate restructuring projects. Employment disputes, settlement agreements, and due diligence in relation to acquisitions are other areas of strength. Practice head Valérie Veaux Muller is the key name.” Legal 500, 2020

Valérie has worked for corporate firms in Paris, as well as in house as Head of Social Affairs. 

Avocat à la Cour

Valérie is fluent in French and English.

Associates

Steven Aldrich

Associate, Algeria

+213 798 688 527
steven.aldrich@adnalaw.com

“Steven is highlighted as a Rising Star for Corporate, Commercial and M&A in Algeria, Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Steven’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (listed and unlisted companies, for operators or investment funds), joint ventures, market transactions as well as corporate and commercial related matters.

In terms of sectorial experience, Steven regularly assists clients in the energy, mining, pharmaceutical and infrastructure sectors.

Avocat à la Cour
Member of the Paris Bar


Steven is fluent in French, English and Arabic.

Sekou Bah
Associate, Côte d’Ivoire

+225 07 97 99 11 67
sekou.bah@adnalaw.com

Sekou’s practice focuses on business, labor, real estate and intellectual property law. He is involved in the drafting of various agreements (SPA, shareholders’ agreements and security agreements).

Legal counsel

Sekou is fluent in French, English.

Dina Benjelloun
Associate, Morocco

+212 (0) 5 22 94 96 77
dina.benjelloun@adnalaw.com

Dina’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (listed and unlisted companies, for operators or investment funds), joint ventures, market transactions as well as bank financing operations. She also advises promoters on the structuring and creation of investment funds.

Avocat à la Cour
Member of the Paris Bar

Dina is fluent in French, English and Arabic.

Racidou Diallo
Associate, Guinea

+224 626 96 43 64
racidou.diallo@adnalaw.com

Racidou’s practice focuses primarily on structuring and financing projects, corporate and related commercial matters in Francophone Africa.

Legal counsel


Racidou is fluent in French and English.

Morel Fagnidi
Associate, Côte d’Ivoire

+225 07 97 99 11 41
morel.fagnidi@adnalaw.com

Morel’s practice focuses on public business, regulation, business, labour and securities law. He regularly advises project sponsors, lenders, corporate banks and DFIs.

Legal counsel

Morel is fluent in French and English.

Christina Karaouni
Associate, Guinea

+224 624 56 50 83
christina.karaouni@adnalaw.com

Christina’s practice is focused on structuring and financing energy and mining projects, centring on security interests, corporate and related commercial matters in Francophone Africa. In particular providing expertise on the structuring of investment projects, OHADA law, mining law, corporate taxation and employment law.

Avocate à la Cour
Member of the Paris Bar
Member of the Guinea Bar

Christina is fluent in French and English.

Victoire Kouassi
Associate, Côte d’Ivoire

+225 07 59 48 64 56
victoire.kouassi@adnalaw.com

Victoire’s practice focuses on banking and finance law including the drafting of finance documents. She regularly advises private companies, corporate banks, DFIs, investment funds, governments, and State-owned companies.

Legal Counsel

Victoire is fluent in French and English.

Mariama Toupé Bah
Associate, Guinea

+224 626 63 16 52
mariama.t.bah@adnalaw.com

Mariama’s practice focuses primarily on structuring and financing projects, corporate and related commercial matters in Francophone Africa.

Legal Counsel

Mariama is fluent in French and English.

Aurélien Zeredji
Managing Associate, Côte d’Ivoire

+225 07 87 31 31 43
aurelien.zeredji@adnalaw.com

Aurélien’s practice focuses on corporate law (private equity, business mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, etc.) and covers various other sectors. He regularly advises private companies, Private Equity funds and other strategic investors.

Legal counsel

Aurélien is fluent in French and English.

Fayçal Zedek

Associate, Algeria

+213 560 741 788 
faycal.zedek@adnalaw.com

Fayçal’s practice focuses mergers and acquisitions and related corporate and commercial matters. He also advises clients on personal data protection and IT matters. He is involved in the drafting of various agreements (notably, share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreement and distribution agreements).

In terms of sectorial experience, Fayçal regularly assists clients in the automotive and FMCG sectors.

Lawyer

Fayçal is fluent in Arabic, French and English.