Company News, Distinctions - Jul 03, 2023

For the second year in a row, we are pleased to announce that Asafo & Co. tops the Africa Business+ list of the 100 most influential lawyers with 10 lawyers in the ranking and Pascal Agboyibor recognized again as #1.

A total of 10 Asafo & Co. lawyers are recognized in the 100 Legal Powerlist this year, not counting 2 former team members who left at the end of 2022 to create their own firms, and whom we congratulate.

Our lawyers in the ranking are distinguished for excellence in business law, and are active in the practice areas key to the firm’s foundation and unwavering commitment to driving progress in Africa — project development, project finance, M&A, private equity, venture capital, banking and finance, capital markets, litigation, international arbitration and strategic advice to sovereigns, with a particular focus on the renewable energy, mining and extractives, infrastructure, healthcare, education, technology and fintech sectors.

The firm’s lawyers ranked in the 100 Legal Powerlist include:

Pascal Agboyibor – Project Development, Project Finance, Strategic advice to sovereigns, M&A, Capital Markets

Emmanuel Avramesco – Litigation

Bob Bastos – Project Development & PPP, Project Finance, Strategic advice to sovereigns

Yacouba Coulibaly – Banking & Finance, Project Development & PPP

Benoit Diouf – Banking & Finance, Capital Markets

Louis Dubois – Project Development & PPP

Jacob Grierson – International Arbitration

Patrick Larrivé – M&A, Private Equity, Funds and VC

Benoit de Monval – M&A, Private Equity, Funds and VC

Simon Ratledge – Project Finance, Project Development & PPP

The publication also distinguishes Patrick Larrivé for his work alongside our teams in the M&A category.

2023 marks the beginning of Asafo & Co.’s fifth year since the firm was founded and the entire team is immensely pleased to see the recognition the firm has achieved in such a short time. We could not have reached these results without the continued support of our clients, lawyers and staff who believe in our vision of building an international law firm entirely dedicated to the transformative work and projects that are shaping Africa’s future.