Law firm launch

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ADNA : the gateway to Francophone Africa

Clients seeking access to Francophone Africa need trusted legal advisors to deliver highly sophisticated, on the ground support. Advisors with Africa in their DNA, international exposure and a certainty to guide clients to success.
ADNA is striving to create a more structured Francophone African legal market, to serve clients with cutting-edge advice at a fair price. Certain remaining regulatory barriers in some Francophone Africa’s countries will be unable to resist the overwhelming business opportunities that are lying in wait.
Welcome to ADNA,
an independent Francophone African law firm.

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Key Figures

  • 27 Lawyers
  • 30 Countries
  • 119 Transactions


Delivering Africa to you : an African-rooted law firm serving international and domestic clients

ADNA is comprised of modern legal entrepreneurs that have created the first independent, integrated law firm of Francophone Africa, spanning from North to West Africa, with a Pan African vision and wide international expertise.
Incorporating over 30 years’ experience on the African continent, ADNA is eager to disrupt the status quo of the typical law firm to best serve its clients by being as ambitious as those it works with. Helping to navigate businesses and provide bespoke legal solutions.

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Boasting offices in Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Morocco, alongside being a member of the award-winning Africa Legal Network (ALN), which provides a bridge between Anglophone and Francophone Africa. ADNA is the result of the merger of four existing and successful law firms: Bourabiat Associés, SD Avocats, BFR & Associés and EMIRE Partners.
The firm is founded on the notion of legacy. The legacy to become an institutional law firm and to help grow and promote the next generation of African lawyers.