Jeantet was one of the first firms in Paris to dedicate one of its departments to African law. We are particularly active in the energy and mining sectors, and we are steadily involved in international arbitration in these areas.
Our teams have in-depth knowledge of the research and work carried out under the aegis of the Organisation pour l’harmonisation en Afrique du droit des affaires (Organisation for the Harmonisation of Corporate Law in Africa, or “OHADA”) such as WAEMU, ECOWAS, SADC and CEMAC [Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa].
Our lawyers also have expertise in providing advice to governments and public authorities, particularly for the design and drafting of legislative and regulatory texts, the organisation and operation of national and local administrations and the modernisation of public services. Our long-standing presence in Africa has also enabled us to build a local advisory network covering the entire African continent.
Jeantet has been partnered with the Paris II Panthéon – Assas University since 2014 when it created a university diploma in international economic law in Africa, offering training for legal professionals and students in the many international agreements governing economic relations on the African continent.