WEST AFRICA – Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms, has signed a Collaboration Agreement with full-service tax firm Kashadah & Co. in Libya and law firm Pinto Pereira & Associados, the CRA Law representative in Guinea-Bissau as it continues to reinforce its competitive edge in the African region.
Kashadah & Co., founded in 1974 by Office Managing Partner Abdussalam Kashadah, provides a wide range of services including tax planning, consultation and compliance, assurance and business advisory, social security arrangements, company registration, receivership and liquidation.
“Kashadah & Co. was previously an affiliate of Arthur Andersen from 1987 to 2002 and is currently one of the leading tax and accounting firms in Libya,” Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen CEO Mark Vorsatz said.
“Our shared culture are important connections as well as the natural connections Abdussalam and his team have formed with our other collaborating firms in Northern Africa. This integration reinforces our ability to provide synergistic, quality solutions seamlessly for our clients at the local and international level.”
The Tripoli-based firm’s clients include oil companies, banks and government institutions.
“We are delighted for this opportunity to collaborate with like-minded professionals who share our philosophies and vision of delivering best-in-class services with a client-focused approach,” Abdussalam said.
“We have a long-standing, working relationship with collaborating firm Jelil Bouraoui & Associates in Tunisia, and look forward to working with the member and collaborating firms in the region and globally.”
Founded in 1985 by Office Managing Partner Carlos Pinto Pereira and two lawyers, Pinto Pereira & Associados, recognized by Chambers and Partners, is a full-service law firm focusing on tax, labor, international arbitration and contract.
“We remain dedicated to providing clients with best-in-class services as their cross-jurisdictional legal needs increase through the globalization of markets,” Carlos said.
“Our collaboration with Andersen Global strengthens our commitment and further enhances our global capabilities. Our aligned vision and commitment to independence and transparency will result in seamless, integrated client solutions.”
The firm works with various international investors and companies and provides a broad range of legal services including litigation, banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, M&A and commercial, competition and intellectual property.
“With over three decades of experience and a long history in the country, Pinto Pereira & Associados’ practice has developed a reputable name for their well-established presence in the market,” Vorsatz said.
“Their dedication to stewardship and extensive local knowledge allows us to maintain a competitive edge in the market. We look forward to working with Carlos and his team as we continue to strengthen our platform in West Africa.”
Andersen Global comprises of of tax and legal professionals around the world. Established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global now has more than 7,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 232 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.