Law firm launch


“ADNA’s creation stems from a mutual professional goal, developed throughout the long-standing friendship of the four founding partners, who all share the same ambitious entrepreneurial spirit. Our in-depth knowledge of the legal and economic environment, in Africa and internationally, allows us toadvise our clients on the most complex transactions and meet their needs with excellence. The launch of ADNA strengthens the increasing attractiveness and influence of the fast-growing African continent.”
Salimatou Diallo, Managing Partner

ADNA : the legal gateway to Africa

Clients seeking access to 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 African legal market, to serve clients with cutting-edge advice at a fair price. Certain remaining regulatory barriers in some African countries will be unable to resist the overwhelming business opportunities that are lying in wait.
Welcome to ADNA,
an independent African law firm.

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Key Figures

  • 20 Lawyers
  • 32 Countries


An African-rooted law firm serving domestic and international clients

ADNA is comprised of modern legal entrepreneurs that have created the first independent, integrated law firm of 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.

Boasting offices in Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Morocco, ADNA is also a member of the award-winning Africa Legal Network (ALN), which provides a bridge between Anglophone, Francophone and Africa. ADNA is the result of the merger of four existing and successful law firms: BFR & Associés, Bourabiat Associés, EMIRE Partners and SD Avocats.
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.