Ghita Bennis Joins ADNA to Strengthen Finance and Projects Team 

ADNA welcomes Ghita Bennis (pictured) as Counsel to its Finance and Projects practice in French-speaking Africa. This strategic appointment represents a significant step in reinforcing the firm’s Finance and Projects division. 

With her extensive background in structured finance, project finance, and project development in French-speaking Africa, Ghita Bennis brings a wealth of expertise to the team. Her diverse professional experience gained at international law firms such as Linklaters and Ashurst in Paris and New York, as well as her recent role as legal manager for NBA Africa and the Basketball Africa League in Dakar, adds substantial value. She enhances ADNA’s capabilities in financing and projects across North and West Africa. Bennis’ specific knowledge of the mining, oil, energy, and infrastructure sectors further solidifies ADNA’s role as a key player in French-speaking Africa, allowing the firm to continue its growth while strengthening its prominent position in Francophone Africa. 

Salimatou Diallo, Managing Partner of ADNA: “We are delighted to welcome Ghita to ADNA. Her unique experience in both complex structured finance and project development on the continent will help to strengthen our already well-established practices in these areas. This integration also demonstrates the importance of our human resources as a key pillar of the firm’s development. Our recruitment strategy illustrates our commitment to serving our international clients, both financial institutions and corporates, ever more effectively, while at the same time deepening our relationships with partner firms worldwide”. 

For Bennis, joining ADNA means embracing a shared vision: “It was ADNA’s vibrant entrepreneurial culture that attracted me, a firm made up of a mosaic of talent from every continent. As an independent firm, ADNA works with public bodies, banks and sponsors as well as international law firms. I can identify with the firm’s quest for excellence and their unique positioning in the market”. 

Ghita Bennis joins the prominent African law firm with an unrivalled reputation and dynamism in French-speaking Africa. The firm boasts a strong team of lawyers and legal advisers, including partners Foued Bourabiat, Salimatou Diallo, Sydney Domoraud and Safia Fassi-Fihri.