General Business Law: Gabon (Desks Based Abroad)
THE FIRM The Congo/Gabon desk of this Lisbon law firm operates in Gabon by way of its affiliation with the local office of Cabinet Jules Obiang. It advises international clients on matters concerning banking, mining, oil and gas and telecommunications law.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Matthieu Le Roux is a key contact. Before joining the firm in Portugal in 2010, he worked at both Deloitte and PwC in Libreville.
Experts Based Abroad
Local sources confirm that Stéphane Brabant
of Herbert Smith Freehills "is very present in Gabon, both from Paris and physically."
As head of the firm's Africa practice, he has worked on a number of matters in the country, with a focus on energy and natural resource project financings.
At Herbert Smith Freehills in Paris, Bertrand Montembault
comes highly recommended for his work on Gabonese transactions. He lived in the country for several years and continues to work on energy and infrastructure matters there. He is also an expert on OHADA law.