Company News - Feb 17, 2020

Arnaud de BROSSES has become the ninth partner of ASAFO & CO.'s Paris office. His hire is further evidence of ASAFO & CO's appeal to top-tier lawyers who are attracted by the firm’s international practice focused on Africa.

With 35 years of legal and tax experience, including 25 years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and more recently at the tax firm Arsene, Arnaud de BROSSES is joining ASAFO & CO. He will be instrumental in the international expansion of the Firm.

Over the course of his career, Arnaud has worked alongside a number of major corporations and financial institutions, and has been involved in some of the largest and most complex transactions in France and internationally, including in Africa. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and financing, including large corporate finance transactions, investment funds and family offices. He also has significant experience in the telecom, automobile and utilities sectors.

Arnaud’s proven track record will contribute to ASAFO & CO’s growth, particularly in advising on the structuring of corporate groups and family offices, as well as on tax issues related to major natural resource projects in the mining and oil sectors.

Rapidly expanding in strategic hubs across the Continent, Arnaud will also be in charge of the firm’s integration, risk management and compliance matters.

Joining ASAFO & CO. marks a new stage in my career, and will be a unique opportunity to share my experience and insight with the firm’s teams and clients. I am also motivated by ASAFO & CO.’s unique market position, and believe the firm’s strong local presence in Africa combined with its sophistication of a large international law firm, clearly give it an edge over other legal players in the African market“, explains Arnaud de BROSSES.

We are very pleased to see that our firm attracts professionals of Arnaud’s quality and are delighted to have him join us. We share with him the same vision of ASAFO & CO. and its future. In addition to being able to put Arnaud’s extensive legal and tax experience at the disposal of our clients, he will also be of great assistance to us in structuring and integrating our international offices”, adds Pascal AGBOYIBOR, Managing Partner.