Admitted to the Paris bar, Elise Baha is an associate in the Banking & Finance practice of the Paris office.

Elise focuses on structured finance and regularly advises on international asset and project finance transactions, with a focus on the aviation and mining industries. She is familiar with matters governed by OHADA law and her experience extends to advising on all types of projects related to Africa.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Elise worked in regulation of investment funds and asset managers for banking and financial regulatory authorities.

In addition to her native French, Elise is fluent in English.


  • Englisch
  • Französisch


  • Advised a Lone Star affiliated company and Générale Continentale Investissements (GCI) in the context of the financing of the acquisition, from MACSF, of an office building of approximately 12.000 sqm located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the former headquarter of the Lafarge-Holcim company.
  • Advised Toro Gold with regard to financing project capital costs incurred in the construction and commissioning of the Mako Gold Project (Senegal) and project operating costs.
  • Advised the lenders with regard to the refinancing of the Endeavour group, in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.


Universität Paris X, Master I droit des affaires

Université de Paris XI, Master 2 Droit financier en partenariat avec l’ESCP Europe

Cardiff University Law School, Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Studies – Business Law


  • Paris