The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s membership to the Organization for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) has led lawyers of our firm to focus on this new continental business legislation.
Currently enforced in 16 African countries, OHADA law covers several aspects of business law, including general commercial law, corporate and economic interest groups (GIE) law, and various legal frameworks regulating such areas as accounting, security interest, bankruptcy, arbitration, and contracts of carriage by road. As a result, we have partnered with several lawyers and law firms established in OHADA member states to assist clients involved in OHADA-related ventures and investments.
Drawing on the expertise of our network of highly competent lawyers, we advise and assist foreign businesses and investors with regard to their projects in the OHADA region, particularly with incorporation, setting up, management and dissolution of companies and GIEs, launching of general business ventures, establishment and management of sureties (mortgage, pledges, and liens, as well as privileges and guarantees), recovery procedures and execution measures, amicable settlement of disputes, judicial recovery and liquidation of assets, bankruptcy, rehabilitation, and insolvency.
In the context of the transition to the OHADA legal system, we assist with the assessment of our clients’ legal situation, then advise and help them organize accordingly.