“One of the most important prominent business law firms in the Republic of Guinea.”

Founded in 1986, we are amongst the oldest law firms in the Republic of Guinea and one of the most prominent business law firms on the market. As pioneer in the practice of business law in Guinea, we are proud to have participated in the shaping of the legal landscape in the country on a wide range of sectors and practices.

Advising, both in the French and in English languages, BAO & Fils has more than three decades of experience – acting for both domestic and international clients – on Guinean law matters. On international matters, it works closely with the world’s renowned and best international law firms from all the major financial centers in the world. International law firms with whom BAO & Fils routinely works include (and this list is not limitative), Allen & Overy, CMS Francis Lefebvre, Clifford Chance, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS), Freshfields, Gide Loyrette Nouel, Herbert Smith, Linklaters, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fullbright, Taylor Wessing, Webber and Wentzel and White & Case.


At BAO & Fils, we believe that each case is unique, and the needs of each client are specific. We aim to offer to our clients top-class, tailor-made and strategic advice in all circumstances, combining excellency in legal analysis, pragmatism and a deep understanding of commercial drivers and local realities on the ground in the Republic of Guinea.

We have been recognized by major league tables (such as Chambers and Partners) as “leading expert”, and in the “band 1” category, for business law in Guinea since 2011.

Comments from Chambers and Partners (2019)
This first-class firm handles matters across the full spectrum of business law and acts for international blue-chip clients notably active in the mining, hospitality, financial services and telecoms sectors. The team regularly assists with sales and acquisitions, project finance, leasing and corporate matters. It is also highlighted by sources for its “very good reputation in dispute resolution” and is often retained to handle commercial and employment litigation cases.