Victor Mwakimi

Victor Mwakimi is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance and Investment Law expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Victor directly using the contact details listed above.

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Mr. Mwakimi is the Managing Partner at Lyson Law Group, a full-legal-service practice that provides world-class service with a personalized Tanzanian touch and particular attention to detail. He has over 8 years of experience in legal practice, specializing in corporate law, Investment Law, Telecommunication, Banking and Finance, Tax, M&A, litigation, Real Estate and conveyancing. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) from the Law School of Tanzania.

Mr. Mwakimi holds an award of Certificate in Directorship (CiDir) from the Institute of Directors in Tanzania.

Mr. Mwakimi is a well-rounded corporate attorney who is admired for his dedication to service delivery and passion for research. He has successfully handled a wide range of transactions on behalf of major companies, banks, and financial institutions in Tanzania at all levels of complexity. He has also gained extensive experience and knowledge in litigation and contentious matters, representing clients in various courts and tribunals. He is skilled in legal writing, dispute resolution, and Business law. He is fluent in English and Swahili.

The Lyson Law Group

The Lyson Law Group is a full service Practice established to provide world class service with a personalized Tanzanian touch and a particular attention to detail.

The Firm which was established in October 2019 by Victor Mwakimi and Ms. Lige James, two experienced attorneys desirous of providing quality legal services in a prompt and reliable manner, and all the while maintaining the key values of integrity, hard work and loyalty; loyalty to both our clients and to our noble profession.

In late February of 2021, Lawrence K. Masha Sr., the former Managing Partner of two prominent Dar es Salaam based firms, left retirement to join Lyson Law as its Chairman and full-time partner. Mr. Masha’s joining of the Firm brings to Lyson Law over 25 years of experience in legal practice, government service and corporate leadership.

Lyson Law encourages its clients to avoid unnecessary litigation by employing zero case strategies, based on the principle that “Prevention is better than a cure”. This is achieved through assisting our clients to conduct regular in-house compliance checks based on each client’s unique business model coupled with the provision of well researched legal opinions as and when requested thus mitigating risk factors that may lead to litigation. We are of the firm belief that litigation should always be a last resort. However, in the case of contentious disputes, should mediation and arbitration fail, the Team at Lyson Law shall always be prepared to defend our Clients’ interests with vigour.

Hélène Paty Kounake

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.

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 sound experience in reviewing, commenting and structuring loan or facilities agreement(s) – finance documents and investment contracts from Benin – OHADA – WAMU 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 and customs compliance.

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.

Firm Overview:

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.

Talal Bijjani

Talal Bijjani is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Lebanon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Talal directly using the contact details listed above.

Talal Bijjani is a co-founding Partner and currently heads the corporate practice at the firm. Talal has more than 15 years of experience as a business and transactional lawyer. He has been acting for clients through out the region on negotiating and managing strategic sales.

Talal specializes in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, project finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and corporate law, and corporate structuring. He advises boards and senior management on corporate governance. Talal holds a Ph.D. in Law, LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University and an Islamic Finance Certificate from Harvard Law School. He is also a law professor at a prominent university in Beirut.

Firm Description:

Bijjani Advocates is a Lebanese boutique law firm based in Rabieh and has full fledge office in Kuwait. The firm combines the traditional values of trust and confidentiality with the highest standards of the modern legal profession.

We are proud to serve Lebanese, GCC and foreign corporate clients, from multinational companies to local start-ups. We also advise selected private clients.

We have been providing quality legal services for more than a decade. We combine sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes.

Our core strength is our people and the diversity of their experience and local knowledge. But more importantly, our strength comes from our clients’ trust that we will give them the quality of service that they deserve. It’s our business to find creative and commercial legal solutions whilst focusing on making the law work for you.

Bagus Nur Buwono

Bagus Nur Buwono is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Indonesia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bagus directly using the contact details listed above.

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Bagus is a founding partner of Bagus Enrico & Partners. He has more than 25 years of advisory works, spanning in multinationals and domestic cross-border transactions specialises in mergers and acquisitions, banking & finance, construction, energy & natural resources, strategic investment, and general corporate/commercial matters (including corporate restructuring, insolvency, employment, etc.) across various sectors of industries throughout Indonesia.

He has also acquired general and practical corporate, banking and finance experiences in various business cycles with some numerous experiences when he served as the In-House counsel at the Bank Central Asia. Further as the Senior Vice President at Bank Mizuho Indonesia and received several management awards for his significant contributions in supporting the business development activities during his time in Mizuho Bank. He was also appointed as an independent member of the Audit Committee and Risk Monitoring Committee of DBS Bank in 2012-2015.

Bagus is also known especially for his experience in reorganising roles and functions of legal department, setting up various standard legal documents for banking activities, and conducting various legal training programs. He acquired unique experience to support the process to set up new retail and commercial operation of Barclays Bank in Indonesia, including preparing all legal documents of banking products, procurement documents, legal policies, corporate governance, and the exit process of Barclays from the retail and commercial business in Indonesia.

He is also mentioned as a Commended External Counsel according to the research by In-House Community Counsels, where his clients praise him for his business knowledge and legal expertise.

Bagus graduated from Gadjah Mada University Indonesia, Faculty of Law in 1996 and subsequently received the Chevening Scholarship Award from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (British Government) to undertake the postgraduate program in International Business Law (LLM) from the University of Manchester, the United Kingdom (2005). He was also active as a student legal advisor at Manchester Legal Advice Centre managed by the University of Manchester and sponsored by Clifford Chance in association with the College of Law of England and Wales.

He also attended a Mini – MBA Program held by Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd in cooperation with Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan in 2009.

Bagus is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) and is also a co-lecturer on the subjects of Company Law and International Commercial Contract Law at the Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Law.

Omar Mohamadi

Omar Mohamadi is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Algeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Omar directly using the contact details listed above.

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Banking and Financial Services are any banking and related financial services provided by a Banking Organisation or a subsidiary of such an Organisation, including but not limited to checking and savings accounts, health savings accounts, money market accounts, loans, credit cards, cash management services, lines of credit, investment services (such as IRAs, college savings plans, estate planning, investment planning, business planning), and trust services, during any period in which such Banking Organisation or subsidiary is in operation.

There are several topics that are unique to banks and banking law. The relationship between a banker and a customer, the payment of checks and the protection and duties of the paying banker, the appropriation of payments, the banker as bailee, the collection of checks and the protection and duties of the collecting banker, electronic funds transfer, bankers’ books, secrecy, references and advice, letters of credit and performance bonds, lending, and other topics are all covered by the common law. Additionally, there are certain accounting standards for banking organisations and associations.

The economy of Algeria has expanded at a greater rate than that of any other Arab nation, an average of 7.8% annually. It is distinguished by a high degree of human development, a rapid rise in capital formation, robust export growth, and a high standard of living.

Orokia Ouattara

Orokia Ouattara is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance and Business Law expert in Burkina Faso on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Orokia directly using the contact details listed above.

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The economy of Burkina Faso is mostly dependent on agriculture, while gold exports are growing. According to the United Nations Development Program’s 2021-2022 HDI report, Burkina Faso is ranked 184th out of 191 nations.

In 2021, the economy saw a robust recovery, expanding by an estimated 6.9%. The recovery in the service sector and the continuing rise in gold exports were the main drivers of this expansion. The primary sector contracted by 4.1% as a result of the drop in agricultural production brought on by the lack of rain.

Exports increased by 6.5% in 2021, helped by the gold industry, and imports rose by 15.5%, mostly due to increases in the cost of power and hydrocarbons. Due to this, the current account deficit has increased from 0.1% of GDP in 2020 to an estimated 3.0% of GDP today.

Inflation reached a record high of 3.9% in 2021 due to strong domestic demand brought on economic growth and the effects of supply chain bottlenecks throughout the year.

Last but not least, the fiscal deficit expanded to 6.0% of GDP in 2021 as a result of the rapid rise in defence and security-related expenditure, a structurally high public wage bill, and ever-increasing humanitarian needs. At the same time, public debt passed the 50% level and domestic debt now makes up the majority of total debt.