Issue 1 2023

Acquisition International - Issue 1 2023 15 Industry-defining firms exist at all corners of the globe. Unfortunately, the African continent often goes under the radar when it comes to spotlighting legal experts. As a 2022 AI Leading Adviser - recognised as the Leading Business Taxation & Investment Lawyer of the Year 2022 – we spoke with Mahamady Zango of EXPERTISE GROUP to find out how he and the firm have looked to redefined the West African legal landscape. Nov22464 hilst EXPERTISE GROUP has been recognised for its work in West Africa, it has built a robust reputation on a panAfrican basis, known for delivering exceptional experiencebased services in the corporate taxation and investment sphere. Mahamady, in particular, has distinguished himself in what is a highly competitive sphere – an impressive feat by all regards. For Mahamady, the focus for EXPERTISE GROUP has been, from its establishment, to help accelerate business growth across Africa. “Our vision is deep and gives meaning to all of our actions on a daily basis. It’s about ending the cycle of poverty in Africa by helping businesses grow and transform lives. Thus, we offer to SMEs in Africa corporate governance services, legal and tax advice, financial and strategic advice, investment advice, human capital management services, management of merger and acquisition operations,” Mahamady explains in detail. While the focus is on driving SME growth, EXPERTISE GROUP also endeavours to bolster larger corporates in capitalising on the benefits of building a strong foundation on the continent. “We offer them a unique experience and we guarantee the quality of the professional W African Excellence in Law services we offer them. We are committed alongside the companies we support, and we help them overcome their growth challenges in the best possible way,” Mahamady adds, before moving to discuss how EXPERTISE GROUP’s ethos has informed their internal culture. “Human capital is the raw material of our industry, and the quality of our services is closely linked to the quality of the women and men who make up our teams. Our company is guided by excellence, which is why we prioritise quality and the intrinsic values of our employees. Today, within our teams, we have the best African experts in our fields of intervention, and we have invested the necessary resources and time to have them in large numbers on our teams.” All in all, it’s clear to see how EXPERTISE GROUP and Mahamady have harnessed a leading skillset and expertise to shift the paradigm when it comes to the pan-African legal arena, with a future defined by further innovation and growth in turn. Company: EXPERTISE GROUP Contact: Mahamady ZANGO Address:12 BP 195 Ouagadougou 12, Burkina Faso Web: Email: