Of counsel Kawtar Raji-Briand and partner Alain Gauvin have joined ASAFAO & Co., a recently established international law firm entirely dedicated to the African market, the first of its kind.
Kawtar Raji-Briand had worked as an attorney at the French law firm LPA-CPR since 2009, where she specialized in banking and finance law. She is well known for her role as chairwoman of the legal committee of ASMEX, the Moroccan association of exporters. Raji-Briand and her colleague Gauvin both cover the Moroccan, Algerian and European markets.
Alain Gauvin became ASAFO & Co.’s 27th partner last week. Gaudin has worked in several international law firms, including Freshfield and Coudert Brothers, and led LPA-CGR’s Casablanca and Alger offices. His clientele includes states, banks, development agencies and regulatory authorities in the banking sector.
Gauvin and Raji-Briand’s multi-jurisdictional expertise and extensive knowledge of both Europe and Africa make them an essential asset for the emerging leader in the African legal industry.
ASAFO & Co.’s rapid expansion since it first started its activities in April 2019, reflects its ambitious vision to go beyond traditional law firm expertise. The firm aims to become Africa’s leading law firm by offering both its international experience and its understanding of the local environment. With this objective in mind, ASAFO & Co. has, over the past nine months, established five offices in the region; including in Mombasa, Johannesburg and Casablanca, in addition to their Paris office and has attracted more than 90 high-profile multilingual and multicultural attorneys exclusively dedicated to the continent.