ALN is delighted to announce the launch of ADNA – the ALN firm of choice for integrated legal services in Algeria, Côte d’ Ivoire, Guinea and Morocco. ADNA is the result of a merger of four law firms in North and West Africa – BFR & Associés (Morocco), Bourabiat Associés (Algeria), EMIRE Partners (Côte d’Ivoire) and SD Avocats (Guinea).

“ADNA’s major step in transforming Africa’s current legal services is a crucial turning point for the continent. This decisive process significantly increases ALN’s influence and provides a solid foundation for the future development of our pan-African offering,” comments Karim Anjarwalla, ALN Director and Managing Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna.

This is a crucial turning point for ALN which would significantly increase our response to clients’ needs and ALN’s influence. It also provides a solid foundation for the future development of our pan-African offering. ALN continues to offer a unique blend of combining global skills with local know-how, based on collaboration between African law firms, under an increasingly integrated operational model.

“Our in-depth knowledge of the legal and economic environment, in Africa and internationally, allows us to advise 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,” says Salimatou Diallo, ADNA Managing and Founding Partner, Guinea.

ADNA is a very sophisticated response to the market and to our future challenges. Each of the ADNA partners is globally trained, and African. They combine unique strengths across practice areas, and across geographies, to provide a one-stop-shop solution in Francophone Africa.

“We are very proud to join forces today to found the independent and integrated firm ADNA. With this merger, we wish to contribute to the structuring of the African legal market and to participate in the development of the Africa we want,” says Sydney Domoraud, ADNA Managing and Founding Partner, Côte d’Ivoire.

“The African continent is an undeniably dynamic market and a springboard for real development opportunities for many local and foreign companies,” adds Safia Fassi-Fihri, ADNA Managing and Founding Partner, Morocco.

ADNA, meaning “togetherness” in the Bantu group of languages, aims to become a leading institutional player taking its full role in developing the continent’s next generation of lawyers.

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