Khaled Abou El Houda is the managing partner of Houda Law Firm, formerly known as Kanjo & Houda Law Firm. He has extensive experience advising and providing legal assistance to foreign companies in Senegal. He has also been involved in the establishment of numerous mining, oil and gas, and energy projects in Senegal and the sub region. He has established himself as a leading specialist in mergers and acquisitions and project finance. His language skills (fluent in French, English, Arabic and Wolof) and his ability to adapt to multicultural environments has allowed him to work for clients in Africa, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Houda earned a master’s degree in business law from Aix-Marseille University (France) in 1997 and a banking and finance business law master’s degree from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar (Senegal) in 2001.

Houda co-authored Retour sur l’Exequatur des Sentences CIRDI and The Register of Trade OHADA. He is involved in the drafting of the book Doing Business published annually by the World Bank. He is the contributing editor of the Senegal chapter for the 2017 African Law and Business Special Report on Investment in Africa.