Issue 8 2020

30 Acquisition International - Issue 8 2020 Feb20451 Magnificent Mali Law Firm When it comes to working with a law firm, businesses must be certain that they can handle any of the challenges that might come their way. This means having expertise in a variety of different areas, excelling in each. For Mali-based businesses, FSD Conseils is the option of choice, winning AI’s Global Excellence Award for Most Innovative Business Law Firm 2020 – Mali. We turned our attention to this firm to learn some of the secrets of their success. ounded in Bamako in 2010, FSD Conseils has rapidly made a name for itself as one of the foremost law firms in Mali. Under the capable leadership of Fatoumata Sidibe-Diarra, the firm has made enormous strides to establish itself as a vital resource for businesses to use, no matter what the size or sector. FSD Conseils is a major provider of services in the realm of public funding, private public partnership, corporate law, mining law and labor law. Each of these are accounted for with care and attention, following the key values that have driven the business forward. Competence, rigor and determination have been critical to the success of FSD Conseils since the very beginning, and the principles have remained the same through the life of the company so far. In French-speaking Mali, there are several aspects that set FSD Conseils apart from its competitors. First and foremost is its commitment to the values that have made it such a success, but another major factor is the multilingual nature of the company. With an ability to speak and work in English, the possibilities open to the company, and its clients open significantly. Many international groups, including mining companies and financial institutions have worked with FSD Conseils for this very reason, being contacted specifically for the superb reputation that the firm has developed. The team at FSD Conseils have played a major part in building the company up, with the preference being for a personalized relationship with each customer to ensure the ultimate in quality. Located in the heart of Bamako’s business centers, it is a company that is not only easy to access, but that combines proximity, listening and expertise. FSD Conseils has been proud to excel in many areas, but receives an impressive amount of work in the mining sector. Providing expert consultation to companies operating in this sector when acquiring companies as well as negotiating contracts for the transfer, transmission and award of mining titles is an important part of the business. As such, the team have built up a formidable amount of experience that will ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. This success has been rewarded, with the company classified for several years in the Who’s Who Legal Mining and the Chambers. With many companies now taking an interest in Mali from foreign countries, FSD Conseils has become more experienced in the financing of projects that need specific expertise and knowledge of certain sectors. Not only will FSD Conseils advise companies as they F establish themselves, the experience of the talented team is placed at the service of investors during the structuring, implementation and final negotiation phases. Of course, the future of the firm is one that is now secure, with the growth over the past ten years allowing for the opening of new offices in other countries. Not just allowing the business to expand, it will open new opportunities for the company on an international level. An office in Paris was opened last year, and the intention is to open another in West Africa, in a country neighboring Mali. FSD Conseils has managed to grow to such an extent that it is now considered a vital resource for several companies. The plans for expansion as a firm show an ambition that is now targeted at a global audience, offering a wide-ranging spread of different options that will support businesses. Company: FSD Conseils Contact: Fatoumata Sidibe-Diarra Email: /