BABA HADY THIAM
Admitted to the Guinea and Paris Bars
T. +224 623 92 66 92 | Guinée
M. +224 661 19 19 71 | Guinée
M. +33 7 52 70 47 52 | France
Founding partner of Thiam & Associés, Baba Hady dedicates his practice to the operations of mergers and acquisitions and private equity and has an extensive expertise in commercial contracts, restructuring and insolvency proceedings, commercial litigation and arbitration and real estate matters.
He assists his clients both in Guinea and internationally (especially in countries of the OHADA zone) and advises Guinean, African and international groups, public and private institutions, investment funds, governments, and African entrepreneurs.
Baba Hady began his career as an associate in the Paris office of Gide Loyrette Nouel where he served for three years before joining the Paris office of Dechert LLP. As part of these collaborations, he advised on a large number of multi-jurisdictional transactions (particularly in African jurisdictions) and has recently assisted large international groups (such as Société Générale, BNP Paribas Cardif and also Orange as part of the acquisition of Airtel’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone or in connection with the acquisition of Orascom’s interest in the Egyptian firm MobilNil (ECMS) for an amount of 209.6 million euros), governments (e.g. the Cameroonian government as part of the integrated mining project Mbalam / Nabeba with an estimated total value of USD 4.5 billion), investment funds (such as OpenGate Capital or Mutares as part of the acquisition of PIXmania), and international institutions (such as the International Finance Corporation as part of its investment in the Tunisian bank, Amen Bank).
Baba Hady is admitted to the Guinea and Paris Bars and works both in French and English. He also perfectly speaks the main Guinean dialects (Fula, Susu and Malinke).
He holds the Guinean “Baccalauréat” (High school diploma) and completed his entire academic career in France (University of Bordeaux Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Baba Hady is the Co-Founder and President of the Guinean Young Professionals’ Club and is an active member of the African Business Lawyers’ Club and the association OSER L’Afrique.
Having not grown up in a family of lawyers, in my early years of high school, I had to use my strong persuasive skills with my parents to convince them that the practice of law is not strictly limited to criminal law and the defense of criminal interests. I was thereafter able to pursue my career in law studies and embrace the profession of a lawyer. I love the profession of a business lawyer and appreciate the relationship of trust I build with my clients. I am also proud to contribute to the security of my clients’ strategic operations in Guinea and abroad.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
At a young age, I dreamed of being a professional basketball player in the NBA. My passion for basketball and sports in general has never left me, and even today I enjoy shooting a few baskets with my friends. I am also a passionate traveler who enjoys discovering new horizons, even though the beautiful Guinean landscapes are breath-taking. In my spare time, I am highly involved in several associative activities.