Orange seeks Dechert’s counsel on purchase of Airtel’s subsidiaries in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso

Looking to develop accelerated growth in high-potential and emerging markets, telecom group Orange sought legal advice from Dechert LLP on purchasing all shares of Airtel's subsidiaries in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso recently.

With 27 offices around the world, the global specialist law firm provided commercial insight and opinions to Orange.

Francois Hellot and Ermine Bolot headed the Dechert team. Also on the team were senior associate Guillaume Briant; associates Alexia Delahousse and Bab Hady Thiam, who worked on transactional aspects of the agreement; partner Simon Briggs; senior associate Mike Jarrett, helping with British law; special counsel Renzo Merchini, who specializes in transition services; associate Pierre-Olivier Ally, in IP; associate Sabrina Chekron, with labor and employment; senior associate Daniel P. Hawthorne, British taxes; and partner Jeremy Zucker and associate Darshak Dholakia, who helped with international trade and government regulations.


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