LEO SHARON LEGAL FIRM & Co.

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BARRISTER LEO SHARON


FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Barrister Leo Sharon has over 15 years’ experience representing institutional clients. Barrister Leo Sharon is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer with finance experience with specialization in the energy, financial and infrastructure sectors. An economics and business graduate, Leo's early career as an Analyst at PriceWaterHouse Coopers has strengthened his ability to provide clients with commercially sound legal advice.

Until recently, Barrister Leo Sharon worked as a Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance Practice of International law firm, Fasken Martineau LLP in London and as a Consultant Senior Lawyer in the International Finance and Corporate department of Radix Legal & Consulting in London where he provided advise on general debt, project, development and asset finance transactions. His representative experience includes the provision of project finance structuring advice on a $1.5 million joint venture coal to power infrastructure deal, advising the borrower on a $85 million syndicated loan facility and advising the lead arranger on a $400 million syndicated loan for an energy project.

Barrister Leo Sharon has a strong understanding of the African legal and business landscape., including the unique cultural and political challenges across different countries. An expert in advising firms setting up in emerging markets, He has a deep knowledge of international trade and customs law. His experience ranges from establishing businesses and consultancies, to working with multinational firms conducting cross-border mergers, acquisitions, financing and refinancing. He also specializes in insolvency and corporate restructuring, having advised PwC on the liquidation of Burkina Airways in 2005.

His achievements include, recognition by Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer within the field of 'General Business Law (Burkina Faso)'. (2009 - 2012 editions) and recognitionas a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000. He is a Contributor to the World Bank's flagship "Doing Business Project" (2007-2017), Investment Guide to Sub-Saharan Africa: 'What Chinese Investors Need to Know' 2011 and The International Trade Centre (Joint WTO and UN Agency), Model Contracts for Small Firms: Legal Guidance for Doing International Business 2010.

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Mr. Edwin Michael

Edwin has four (4) years’ experience working as a Legal Practitioner with the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) - a Government Institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department.

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Mrs. Joyce Roos

Prior to participating in the estab-lishment of L.S Legal Consulting, Mrs.Joyce Roos was a partner in Reindorf Chambers where she participated in numerous projects involving equity and loan investment transactions in, inter alia, the banking, energy and mining sectors.

Mr. Cormac Jones

Cormac brings extensive experience from a legal and investment and corporate banking career spanning 33 years during which period he has been engaged as a lawyer and a banker in the growth and development of the capital markets and the corp-orate fnance and banking industries in Burkina Faso.

Mr. Barney James

Barney was until the end of December 2014 Director for Legal and Government Relations in Newmont Burkina Faso Gold Limited. In that role, he spearheaded the development of strategies for establishing and maintaining positive relations with the Burkinabe government and other relevant stakeholders.

Mr. Brian Chukpai

Co- Founder and Partner, Brian Chukpai has over 15 years’ experience as an International Corporate Lawyer with significant expertise in telecom, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and agribusiness. He is a seasoned advocate with in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in navigating regulatory affairs in Burkina Faso.

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