Accolades

As one of the most established corporate law firms in The Gambia, Amie Bensouda & Co delivers superb legal services of the highest international standards. We are proud of the external recognition we have gained through the awards we have won around the world. Below is a selection of our accolades:

Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017
Corporate & Commercial

The firm represents a diverse group of corporate and business clients including individuals, partnerships, public corporations. It handles and advises, among other things, the setting up and operations of companies, restructuring, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and international trade. Local Gambian Co-Counsel in the representation of Galp Energia in the aquisition of Royal Dutch Shell fuel businesses in Mozambique, Swaziland and Gambia, for a total amount of 55 million dollars. Representation of the Royal Bank of Scotland
Contact:Amie Bensouda
Tel:+220 9961196
Email: amie@amiebensoudaco.net

Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017
Banking & Finance

The firm acts for commercial banks and other financial institutions both international and local. Its activities in this area cover all aspects of domestic financial transactions and advice to international institutions on local lending and debt transactions, project financing and debt recoveries. Representation of First International Bank of Nigeria in the 70% acquisition of the shares in Arab Gambia Islamic Bank. Represented International Bank for Commerce in the corporate buyout by Bank PHB Nigeria.
Contact:Amie Bensouda
Tel:+220 9961196
Email: amie@amiebensoudaco.net

Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017
Telecommunications

The firm acts for the national telecommunications service providers, Gambia Telecommunication Company Limited (GAMTEL) and Gambia Telecommunications Cellular Company Limited (GAMCEL) and international companies. The firm’s expertise cover all aspects of technology agreements, information technology and broadcasting law and regulation, market entry, collaborative contracts, procurement contracts, interconnection agreements, investment and management and licensing. The firm has advised and assisted regional and international IT and telecommunications companies on investment and acquisition of local companies.
Contact:Aziz Bensouda
Tel:+220 9972297
Email: aziz@amiebensoudaco.net

Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017
Intellectual Property

The firm’s intellectual property practice is broad and the firm acts as a trademark and patent attorney for principals all over the world including international partner law firms that routinely instruct Amie Bensouda & Co on behalf of their clients on IP matters. The firm assists in the registration of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and other intellectual property rights, the firm routinely conduct searches and provides assistances for renewals, change of name and address, amendments and recordal of licences. Amie Bensouda & Co have also successfully prosecuted and defended passing off and infringement actions. The firm has an office in Sierra Leone handling exclusively intellectual property matters in that jurisdiction.
Contact:Aziz Bensouda
Tel:+220 9972297
Email: aziz@amiebensoudaco.net

Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

The firm has extensive experience in all forms of civil litigation and assists firms and companies resolve or avoid potential conflict by employing all forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, negotiation and arbitration. It has successfully handled and settled major commercial cases.
Contact:Anna Njie
Tel:+220 3017574
Email: anne@amiebensoudaco.net

Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017
Real Estate

The firm’s services in this area include the acquisition and disposal of property, financial arrangements for property development, real estate development and management, including residential estates and hotels. Government/Public Sector Related Matters: The firm provides advice to international firms on the Gambian regulatory environment including tax issues, assists in bidding processes and facilitating project implementation. It also undertakes consultancy work for government or donor agencies on governance or human rights-related issues. The firm is also a consultant to World Bank, UNDP and EC.

Other

The firm handles immigration matters for international companies and is becoming increasingly involved in all aspects of employment and labour relations and advises companies and firms on areas such as labour reorganisation, union matters and prevention and the development of company labour policies and employment agreements.

Clients

The firm has represented several international clients including corporate and international organisations on matters relating to banking and lending, real estate, acquisitions, commercial litigation, intellectual property registration and they include amongst others, The World Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, CitiBank, Huawei, Company for Habitat and Housing in Africa (Shelter Afrique), PT Telecoms and South African Airways. Africa Finance Corporation.

M&A International Awards
2013
Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017
Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017
Chambers Global Firm Ranking: Band 1
2017