Orphée Haddad has developed significant expertise in OHADA Law and indeed more broadly on the African continent.
The OHADA zone covers 17 countries in West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Senegal and Togo.
It is governed by the same body of business law: general commercial law, commercial companies, debt collection and enforcement, insolvency procedures, arbitration, transportation of goods…
Orphée Haddad has extensive knowledge and experience of OHADA law. He advises local and foreign companies operating in this zone, assisting them upstream with contract negotiations, public-private partnerships, and the structuring of their local presence. He is also involved during their operations, in the context of their litigation and for the enforcement of judgements.
His work in international arbitration and international public procurement, his understanding of the specificities of the field (public entities and private actors), and the links he has established with local contacts strengthen the solutions he offers his clients.
Beyond the OHADA zone, Orphée Haddad acts for his clients in various parts of the African continent, including Rwanda, Kenya and North Africa.