Legal Market Overview
Ivory Coast is an important Francophone and West African legal market. It is at the heart of Organisation pour l’Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA) region, a collection of 17 African states that are signed up to a harmonised business law environment. The Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) for OHADA is based in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast’s economic capital.
Moreover, the Ivory Coast is a key member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), providing Abidjan’s legal market with a wealth of opportunities in cross-border transactions, projects and disputes. Notably, Senegal-based firms Houda Law Firm and GENI & KEBE are building up their presences in Abidjan.