Leading Adviser Awards 2022

Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2022 69 Jan23508 Acquisition International - Issue 3 2023 23 A boutique business law firm with a strong international focus, Ayman Said Law Firm prides itself on its customer excellence. We find out more from the firm’s Founder, Ayman Said as it celebrates a win in the Leading Adviser Awards 2022. Jan23508 stablished in 2016, Ayman Said Law Firm is located in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country. The law firm assists in both Djiboutian law and international law and is proud to represent multinational and local corporations across all industries including investment, insurance, bank, transport, logistics, telecommunications, infrastructure, and energy. The purpose of the multidisciplinary firm is to address the growing and diverse legal needs of clients in Djibouti and abroad by offering the full spectrum of legal services, plus evolving and customised solutions, to support businesses and individuals. “Our ability to provide high standard services comes from our deep understanding of the local market and legal system, our fluency in multiple languages (French, English, Arabic), strong industry experience, overseas education, leadership in the community, and commitment to continuous learning,” explains Ayman Said, the firm’s namesake, founder, and principal lawyer. “We also contribute to the development of Djiboutian law by helping draft regulations and collaborating closely with local institutions and administrations.” Ayman succeeded Wabat Daoud, a well-known figure in the legal sphere in Djibouti who contributed to the drafting of the local Commercial Code. Specialising in Business Law, Ayman Said Law Firm handles a significant portfolio of national and international clients. Ayman joined the Bar Association of Djibouti by taking the oath in 2012, and then he founded Ayman Said Law Firm. Ayman, along with his team of qualified clerk and legal advisors, combines more than 10 years’ worth of experience and covers all major areas of law necessary to the local and international growth of businesses. Consisting of a group of young, dynamic, responsive, and passionate people who are diligently guided by Ayman, the firm combines teamwork, personal growth, and achievement, with each member of the team having a desire to learn and progress. E Knowledge is Power “Our strength is to have a good knowledge of the local market and administrations,” elaborates Ayman, speaking about the firm’s core competencies. “We combine responsiveness, quality of service, and adaptation to meet demand in order to assist our clients in the best possible way.” During the Covid-19 pandemic, the temporary closure of the judicial authorities had slowed down the management efficiency and the follow-up of the files. However, it also allowed the firm to put in place a strong telework system that has worked and become beneficial. Today, the main challenge that Ayman Said Law Firm faces is that of managing the influx of requests of existing and new clients with a high performing team. “We are currently looking as well for new talents to join the firm,” states Ayman. “We already treasure the diversity of profiles and cultures within our firm, and it would be great to grow the team.” Ayman Said Law Firm has distinguished itself by its services in Banking Law and enjoys significant support from the major Banks in the market. Ayman Said Law Firm was recently named Leading Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year – Djibouti in the Leading Adviser Awards 2022. Now, with future hopes to strengthen the expansion of the firm and its practice internationally, Ayman and the team are in a great position for further growth. “We constantly strive to improve and innovate. To this end, we are developing online optimisation tools and we help shaping efficient opportunity-oriented strategies.” Contact: Ayman Said Company: Ayman Said Law Firm Web Address: www.asm-lawfirm.com