Malick F. M’bai

Malick F. M’bai is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Gambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Malick directly using the contact details listed above.

Malick is a Barrister and Solicitor and Co-Managing Partner of the law firm of Fajara Chambers which was founded in 1995 by Senior Lawyer Ann Rivington a UK qualified lawyer with 40 years combined practice experience in the UK and The Gambia. The Chambers are conveniently located at the Standard Chartered House, Kairaba Avenue, Kanifing Municipality, the heart of the commercial and financial district of The Gambia. The practice has a wide client base of local and international corporate and private individual retained clients. This includes local and international manufacturers, international airlines, local and international NGO’s, international and locally owned hotels and tourist enterprises, financial institutions, diplomatic missions and international investors. The practice receives agency instructions from international law firms in Europe, USA, Africa as well as locally based clients. The members of the Chambers have a combined practice experience of over 50 years of offering and delivering legal services and the practice has the capacity to undertake large and complex transactions handled with high professional and ethical standards and the delivery of high quality legal services. The Chambers is well known for its client orientated approach aimed at delivering professional legal services in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner.

Malick currently focuses on civil litigation, debt recovery, property and conveyance, private client services, banking, corporate and commercial transactions and documentation, tax, petroleum law, probate, estate administration and matrimonial causes.

Malick won the Leaders In Law Global Awards 2021 as the Commercial Law Expert of the year in The Gambia.

Malick has recently won the Corporate Livewire Global Awards 2022 as Corporate lawyer of the year in The Gambia.

Fajara Chambers is a collaborating member firm of Andersen Global.

Firm Overview:

Fajara Chambers was founded in 1995 by Ann Rivington a UK qualified lawyer with 40 years combined practice experience in the United Kingdom and Gambia. The Chambers are conveniently located at the Standard Chartered House, Kairaba Avenue, Kanifing Municipality, the heart of the commercial and financial district of Gambia.

The practice has a wide client base of local and international corporate and private individual retained clients. This includes local and international manufacturers, international airlines, local and international NGO’s, international and locally owned hotels and tourist enterprises, financial institutions, diplomatic missions and international investors. The practice receives agency instructions from international law firms in Europe, United States, and Africa as well as locally based clients.

The members of the Chambers have a combined practice experience of over 60 years of offering and delivering legal services and the practice has the capacity to undertake large and complex transactions handled with high professional and ethical standards and the delivery of high quality legal services.

The Chambers provide tax advice to start-up businesses and companies, individuals, local and foreign investors ranging from payroll tax advice, income tax advice, tax on private and commercial property sale and acquisition, expatriate tax advice, wealth management amongst others.

The Chambers have a strong litigation team specialised in civil, commercial and criminal cases from the lower courts to the Supreme Court of Gambia. The Chambers are also involved in debt recovery and handling complex commercial transactions including banking transactions and corporate legal services including preparing of complex corporate transaction documents and agreements like mortgages, loan syndication and all other banking documents.

Abdul Aziz Bensouda

Abdul Aziz Bensouda is our exclusively recommended Full Service Law expert in Gambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Abdul directly using the contact details listed above.

Abdul is a qualified Barrister and specialises in corporate and commercial law and Banking & Finance. He advises several financial institutions as well as corporations and investors to The Gambia. Abdul has assisted and advised in finance, investment matters and commercial acquisitions and sales.

Abdul’s practice areas include corporate & commercial, telecommunications law, policy and regulation, competition law and policy, banking & finance, oil and gas, energy and real estate.

Abdul is an executive member of the Gambia Bar Association and the Chairman of the Board of Effective Intervention.

In 2006 Abdul obtained an LLB honours degree from the University of Hull, England. Abdul proceeded to a LLM Masters degree in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick, England. Abdul attended Bar School at BPP College of Professional Studies and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2008 and thereafter to the Gambian Bar in that same year.

Abdul became an Associate at Amie Bensouda & Co in 2008 after successfully completing his pupillage. He then became a partner in the firm in January 2013 and leads the Corporate, Commercial and Intellectual Property teams. Mr Bensouda also heads the firm’s Sierra Leone and Liberia Intellectual Property Units.

Abdul became a partner in the firm in January 2013 and leads the Corporate, Commercial and Intellectual Property teams. Mr Bensouda also heads the firm’s Sierra Leone and Liberia Intellectual Property Units.

Firm Overview:

Established in 1995 by the managing partner Amie N. D. Bensouda, the Firm has its offices located at SSHFC Crescent, Off Bertil Harding Highway, Kanifing Institutionial Area, Banjul.

We strive to maintain the highest ethical standards in the provision of legal services. Our highly motivated team of lawyers is committed to excellence. We believe in diligence and deploy state of the art technology to enhance efficiency and achieve results for our clients.

The firm’s main focus is in providing legal services to domestic and international companies/corporations operating or with business interests in The Gambia, or seeking investment opportunities. Our lawyers are known for the quality of our work in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property, communications sector policy, immigration and employment, and our extensive experience in dispute resolution.

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