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Cabinet DHP Avocats

Cotonou, Benin
Joined June 2021

DHP Avocats is a law firm founded in Benin by Hélène PATY KOUNAKE, Attorney at law and Compliance Officer. The team is made up of Attorneys at law, Special legal Counsel and partners.

Presence in: Benin
Focus: Education, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Other, Right to Information, Women's Rights

DHP Avocats

1. Firm profile

Founded by Hélène PATY KOUNAKE, DHP Avocats is a specialised law firm with several expertises aimed to satisfy national, sub-regional and international clients in key areas of Business Law and Financial Law.
The office is located in Cotonou – Benin, its headquarter at lot 472 SEDAMI-Porte 2177.
Its activity is focused on legal and regulatory compliance advice, risk management and legal assistance to companies, organisations and investors.
Owing to our deep knowledge of Beninese and OHADA-UEMOA/UMOA legislation, and our multi-jurisdictional capabilities at the international level, we help our clients understanding their responsibilities and managing the legal risks associated with their day-to-day activities and investment projects.
We assist our clients in abiding by regulatory changes to avoid the financial damage of non-compliance with laws and regulations.
In case of litigation, DHP Avocats favours amicable settlement and alternative dispute resolution methods, in particular mediation and arbitration.
The Firm is made up of lawyers, legal and financial advisors. To meet the needs of global business, we work with a network of experienced experts, partners and correspondents.

2. Areas of Expertise

a. Banking and Finance Law

b. Public Finance – Taxation

Public procurement and PPPs
Taxation & Customs Compliance

c. Insurance Law

d. Digital Law

e. Corporate law

f. Social Security Law and Corporate Social Responsability

g. Intellectual Property Law

h. Environmental Law

i. Maritime law

j. Leadership & Capacity Building

3. Our Commitment

DHP Avocats is committed to putting its culture, practice and expertise in legal advice and litigation at your service to help you solve your legal issues.

4. Our Values

The fundamental values that DHP Avocats puts at the service of its clients are : Proactivity, Initiative, Creativity, Rigour, Independence and Ethics.

People Associated With This Organization

Hélène Paty Kounake

Cabinet DHP Avocats
Joined June 2021
Interests: Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Other, Women's Rights
Admitted to Benin Bar since 2015, Paty is specialized in business law and finance law. Her practice covers consulting activities in Banking & Finance, Regulatory Compliance-Risk Management, as well as Legal Due Diligence. She is particularly experienced in drafting, reviewing, commenting and structuring loan or facilities agreement(s) - finance documents and investment contracts from Benin, WAMU/WAEMU and OHADA laws perspective; providing capacity legal opinions; and advising on and helping negotiate security documents relating to transactions. She provides corporate tax advisory services to businesses for best practice process implementation, included corporate tax compliance. She is the Founder and Co-Manager of DHP Avocats, a Law Firm based in Benin (West Africa).
Hélène Paty Kounake is the network champion (main point of contact) for Cabinet DHP Avocats.

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