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Firm Profile

Sylla & Partners

Firm Profile

Conakry

  • Profile
  • Immeuble FMR-Airwell, Almamya
  • Conakry
  • Conakry Region
  • Guinea

Firm profile submitted by Sylla & Partners

Managing Partner: Mohamed Sidiki SYLLA
Number of partners: 2
Associated Offices: Abidjan, Daker, Douala, Freetown, Monrovia, N'Diamena, Ouagadougou
Languages: English, French


An international law firm based in Guinea with representative offices across Africa, SYLLA & PARTNERS aims to provide clients with a unique expertise, and help them to better succeed in their various projects. The main objectives of Sylla & Partners are to assist and illumiate customers with regards to their strategic choices and to assist them with the development of their projects. The firm also works with clients to prevent legal and tax risks associated with their busiensses and also to alert clients to any new legislations or regulations withing their business sector.



Mining:

1 partner, 5 fee earners
Recent Cases:
■ Advised the Guinean Government in negotiating the second amendment to the Société Minière de Dinguiraye (SMD) base agreement
■ Advised the Guinean government in negotiating the mining convention with Alufer Mining SA for a total investment of USD 185 millions
Partners: Mohamed Sidiki SYLLA, Pierre Kodjo AVODE
■ Advised the Guinean Government in preparing the launching of the tender process for the attribution of concession right on Simandou Blocks 1 and 2
Partners: Mohamed Sidiki SYLLA, Pierre Kodjo AVODE
■ Assisted the Comité Technique de Revue des Conventions et Titres Miniers on the review of mining contracts between the Guinean Government and SEMAFO, HENAN Chine and Kabata project
Partners: Mohamed Sidiki SYLLA, Pierre Kodjo AVODE
■ Advised Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) on the financing of the extension of its project in Guinea
■ Advised the Guinean government on the negotiation of the mining agreement with China Power International Minerals Investments (CPIIM) for investments amounting to USD 6 billion
Partners: Mohamed Sidiki SYLLA, Pierre Kodjo AVODE.
■ Assisted the Guinean government in the negotiation and drafting of the investement framework of the Simadou Project Partners: Mohamed Sidiki SYLLA, Pierre Kodjo AVODE
Key Clients: Ministry of Mines
Contact: Saadou NIMAGA
Tel: +224 626 66 05 30
Email: [email protected]

Corporate:
1 partner, 4 fee earners
The practice accompanies its clients in their choice of legal structures to better secure their transactions and deals:
■ Compliance with the OHADA their structures applicable to various types of companies legislation
■ Relationship between shareholders, executives and employees of the company
■ Status and responsibility of executives
■ Transactions on the Capital and issuance of securities
■ Restructuring, merger, partial transfer of assets
■ Legal secretary
Recent Cases:
■ Advised West Africa Exploration (Guinean subsidiary of Sable Mining Ltd) on elaborating the company’s Shareholders Agreement
■ Advised la Guinéenne de la Large Bande S.A (GUILAB S.A.) on the revision of its Shareholder Agreement
Key Clients: GUILAB S.A Contact: Mohamed DIALLO
Tel: +224 622 81 53 82
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
1 partner
Recent Cases:
■ Assisted China Water and Electric Corporation (CWE) on the structuring of the financing for the construction of the hydroelectric dam Swapiti (540 MW)
■ Advised China Water and Electric Corporation (CWE) in structuring the award to CWE by the Guinan government of the O&M of the Kaleta dam (240 MW)
■ Advised Endeavor Energy in the project for the construction of a Thermal Power Plant of 50 MW in Guinea
Key Clients: Endeavor Energy Holdings LLC

Banking & Finance:
1 partners, 3 fee earners
Recent Cases:
■ Advised the Banque de Développement de Guinée (BDG) on the development of documentation and operational procedures allowing the bank to trade with customers
Key Clients: BDG
Contact: Ken LOOI
Email: [email protected]

Taxation:
1 partner, 5 fee earners
SYLLA provides its customers optimal fiscal management. The firm provides permanent tax day and offers customers the opportunity to establish on their behalf period tax returns or conduct annual tax reviews and assist them during tax audits SYLLA stands as a screen between the tax authorities and clients (except during onsite inspections during which it offers advice, assistnace and follow-up).
The firm assists its clients on the following:
■ Direct (BIC, IMF, patents,) and indirect (VAT, customs) taxation for companies
■ Development and implementation of tax planning solutions
■ Taxation of salaries for local and expatriate solutions
■ International

Taxation:
Transfer Pricing, reporting
■ Tax reviews
■ Tax audits and tax litigation
Recent Cases:
■ Advised West Africa Exploration on all legal and tax aspects related to the operation of its NIMBA project
Partners: Mohamed Sidiki SYLLA, Pierre Kodjo AVODE
Key Clients: Cellcom Guinea SA
Contact: Frans JOUBERT
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
Recent Cases:
■ Advised LGC Activa and Activa-UGAR on the legal and tax management of real estates they hold in co-ownership with a value estimated at $30 million.
Partners: Mohamed Sidiki SYLLA, Pierre Kodjo AVODE
Key Clients: LGV Activa
Contact: Mamady Camara
Email: [email protected]

Social & Labour Law:
1 partner
■ SYLLA defends the interests of its company in the field of labour law and social protection. Backing the human resources and legal departments, the firm assists its clients on the following:
■ Recruitment
■ Drafting labour contracts for local employees and expatriates
■ Social management and training
■ Collective bargaining
■ Conducting
■ Optimisation of compensation techniques
■ Management of labour and social security disputes
■ Various social declarations and returns

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