Who We Are & How We Work

Founded in 1986, we have a track record of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects. Achieving your business objectives is important to us – thus we develop a deeper understanding of your business and deliver practical, commercially astute, and innovative solutions designed to help you achieve your legal and business objectives in the most efficient way.

As a leading law firm, we advise national and international corporations and financial institutions on important, challenging transactions and projects in the region. Over the years, we have gained expertise and built relationships that enable us to guide clients effectively through the complexities inherent in carrying out business activities and expansion into Africa.

The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm provides tailored services, shaped around your needs. We combine specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how, which enables us to consistently provide diligent, professional legal and advisory services. Every successful venture needs to grow, strengthen and defend its business; the transactional, regulatory, and risk assessment services we provide ensures this. In today’s competitive global market, we understand the importance of cost effective solutions, limiting risk, fast turn-around times, and compliance.

We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices in all matters we undertake. To enable us to meet your expectations, we recruit the best people and develop them to perform to the highest level. Our lawyers are qualified to practice English, French, and OHADA law, and are fluent in both French and English.

Our clients are leading companies in the following industries – Consumer Goods & Retail; Energy, Infrastructure, Mining &commodities; Financial Institutions; Healthcare & Life Sciences; Hotels, Resorts & Tourism; Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation; Private Equity; Real Estate; Technology& Innovation; Media & Telecommunications; Transport;

Our areas of practice include:

  • Agribusiness
  • Administrative and regulatory compliance
  • Business law (General legal & Commercial advisory)
  • Corporate and Commercial law (Corporate formation, structuring, and restructuring; Merger & acquisitions; Drafting, negotiation and contract review
  • Debt recovery services
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Fintech
  • Global Mobility & Immigration (entry visa, work permits, residence permits etc.)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour & Employment
  • Litigation & Alternative dispute resolution
  • Maritime law
  • Natural resources & environment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Shipping
  • Maritime law
  • Mining
  • Real estate