D. Hélène PATY KOUNAKE is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Benin on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Paty directly using the contact details listed above.
Banking and finance is a highly sought-after area of law, with financial sectors worldwide relying on legal teams to keep them ship-shape.
Paty is a finance lawyer, graduated in Finance Administration and Risk Management. She is Certified Compliance Officer (CCOTM) – Member and Fellow GAFM (Global Academy of Finance and Management).
Her practice covers Consulting activities in Banking & Finance (sovereign borrowing, capital markets, finance project etc..), Regulatory Compliance – Risk Management, as well as Legal Due Diligence.
She’s involved in international transactions with a consolidated experience in reviewing, commenting and structuring loan or facilities agreement(s) – finance documents and investment contracts from Benin and WAEMU laws perspective ; providing capacity legal opinions ; advising on and helping negotiate security documents relating to transactions: pledges of shares, mortgages, pledges of bank accounts- insurance ; assisting with registration of security and post-signing formalities in relation to the finance documents.
She provides corporate tax advisory services to businesses for best practice process implementation, included corporate tax compliance, reporting and restructuring, real estate taxation, indirect taxation/VAT, employment taxation, investment taxation.
A major portion of work in banking and finance is of a transactional nature. A return to a completed transaction becomes necessary when disputes arise. This constitutes the contentious element of a banking and finance lawyer’s work.
Attorney registered with the Benin Bar, Paty represents and assists clients in context of litigation and dispute resolution through friendly settlement, mediation, arbitration as well as court procedure. She’s the founder of DHP Avocats.
DHP Avocats is a law firm based in Benin, working with a determined team and network of excellent experts, consultants and corresponding law firms. Our focus is to provide excellent quality of legal and financial services in compliance with the highest standards and ethics for individuals, companies, banks and international investors.