Legal Assistance

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List of Beninese Lawyers

Name Address Office location Specialization English proficiency
1. Maître (*) Saidou Agbantou 01 B.P. 1950 Cotonou
Tel:  (229) 21314969
Cell: (229) 95968888/64268353/96929898
Fax: (229) 21315597
In the residential zone lot 551 Parcel D in front of GIZ, cotonou Commercial affairs
International Arbitration
Written and spoken: fluently
2. Maître Serge Pognon Cabinet SCPA Pognon et Dechenou,,
B.P. 2046 Cotonou
Tel:  (229) 21327945
Fax: (229) 21327946
Cell : (229) 97265581/66224040
In maro-militaire  in the builing of dentist “BOHOIM” on the left roadside from arts’ center to st. Michel church No specialization Written and spoken: fluently
3. Maître Rafikou Alabi 03B.P 2335 Cotonou
Tel/Fax: (229) 21314696
Cell : (229) 95960020
close to the drugstore “pharmacie les cheminots” in zongo neighborhood No specialization Written and spoken: fluently
4. Maître Lambert Yêkpê 01 B.P. 272 Cotonou
Tel:  (229) 21313629
Cell: (229) 95055258
in guinkomè, street of “roi dakodonou” carré no 48, cotonou Social and commercials matters
banking ,insurance and family issues
Written and spoken: fluently
5. Maître Léopold Olory-Togbé 01 B.P. 2202 Cotonou

Tel: (229) 21307414
Fax : (229) 21300661
Cell: (229) 95951023 / 66909743
E-mail: /

Léopold OLORY TOGBE (+229) 95 95 10 23
Email :

In patte-d’oie in the same street as 40 houses Commercial and maritime affairs
drafting and management of contracts
monitoring and auditing of public procurements
Written and spoken: fluently
6. Maître Gracia Noutais-Holo Cabinet Maître Gracia Noutais-Holo
01 B.P. 70 Cotonou
Tel: (229) 21302300
Cell: (229)90045554/
C/ 942 gbegamey 2

4th street at the right after “pharmacie la paix

Private law (commercial, social, criminal

OHADA affairs

Written and spoken: fluently
7. Cristel Akofa Gomez P.O. Box 08 – 0598 Tri Postal COTONOU – Bénin
Tel & Fax : Office: (229)21315189
Cell: (229) 97693730/95951399
Email :
Lot 382 dédokpo, St Michel  Building “sallaum lines” business and labor

law legal counseling and assistance to entities;
counseling for legal and administrative procedures etc…·*

Written and spoken: good
8.Maître Charles Badou Tel: (229) 21326933

Fax : 21326932
mobile: +229-95960018/95366566

C/1108 parcel “P” lot 1108 wologuèdè, Cotonou – 3rd road at the left after the « city council » of Cotonou Business law, Criminal law, Maritime law, Hydrocarbon law Written and spoken: good
9.Maître Marie Elise GBEDO Cabinet Marie-Elise Gbedo 08 BP 947 Cotonou, Benin
Tel: (229) 21307790
mobile : (229) 95951022
In front of the medical center of «  St Jean » Civil and commercial law  questions related to human rights in particular questions concerning the property rights of women Understands but cannot speak

N.B.: This is not an endorsement of any of the above. This is for informational purpose only. 

Last Updated April 2019

(*) “Maître”, often abbreviated “Me”, is the title accorded Attorneys in French.