Last Updated January 30, 2019

Law and Practice

Contributed By GENI & KEBE

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GENI & KEBE GENI & KEBE is Senegal’s oldest law firm, having been established in 1912. It has three offices in Senegal and one in Côte d’Ivoire. GENI & KEBE’s lawyers are qualified to practise in the 17 states of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) and the firm is also a member firm of DLA Piper Africa. Mining law is a major sector for the firm, given its significance to African economies. It advises a wide range of mining operators in relation to exploration licences, regulatory compliance, government relations, risk mitigation and environmental approvals. The advice also covers related corporate issues, such as project finance, tax, land acquisition and litigation, including on cross-border projects. GENI & KEBE is the only law firm with an office in the first mineral region of Senegal (Tambacounda), to assist its mining clients located there.

In addition to state free carry rights of 10% in the mining company, the following taxes and royalties must be paid by title-holders, except in cases of specific tax-exemptions:

  • entrance fees;
  • mining royalties;
  • reimbursement of a historic exploration activity;
  • surface royalties;
  • value-added tax;
  • corporate tax;
  • income tax from salary;
  • land taxes;
  • export taxes; and
  • taxes relating to the transfer of mining rights.
GENI & KEBE

47, Boulevard de la République
Immeuble Sorano, Dakar, 15023
Postal Address : BP 14392, Dakar, Sénégal

+221 33 821 1916

+221 33 842 62 75

info@gsklaw.sn www.gsklaw.sn
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GENI & KEBE GENI & KEBE is Senegal’s oldest law firm, having been established in 1912. It has three offices in Senegal and one in Côte d’Ivoire. GENI & KEBE’s lawyers are qualified to practise in the 17 states of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) and the firm is also a member firm of DLA Piper Africa. Mining law is a major sector for the firm, given its significance to African economies. It advises a wide range of mining operators in relation to exploration licences, regulatory compliance, government relations, risk mitigation and environmental approvals. The advice also covers related corporate issues, such as project finance, tax, land acquisition and litigation, including on cross-border projects. GENI & KEBE is the only law firm with an office in the first mineral region of Senegal (Tambacounda), to assist its mining clients located there.

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