• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2015

This chapter outlines the legal framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Abu Dhabi. It includes an overview of the court systems and arbitrations options, a breakdown of the various ways to establish a business in the emirate and a look ahead to the new company and foreign investment laws that are on the way.

Report | The Report: Abu Dhabi 2015

Hydrocarbons revenues still form the bulk of Abu Dhabi’s GDP and while falling prices are a concern, the emirate has been moving steadily towards its economic diversification targets in line with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The past 10 years has seen the non-oil sector expand strongly on the back of business-friendly government policies, as a result of which non-oil sector growth now outpaces that of the oil sector.

Articles & Analysis | Big picture: Regulatory environment remains open to commerce and investment from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

I. GENERAL LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: undefined A. Sources of Law: Côte d’Ivoire has a civil law system where laws are compiled in codes and establish what is legal and what is illegal. The higher law is the version of the Constitution adopted by referendum on July 23, 2000. The Constitution...

Articles & Analysis | OBG talks to Michel K Brizoua-Bi and Joachim Bilé-Aka, Founders, Bilé-Aka, Brizoua-Bi & Associés from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

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Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

OBG introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Cote d’Ivoire, in partnership with Bilé-Aka, Brizoua-Bi & Associés.

The chapter also features an interview with Michel K Brizoua-Bi and Joachim Bilé-Aka, Founders, Bilé-Aka, Brizoua-Bi & Associés.

Report | The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

A heavyweight within the West African Economic and Monetary Union, accounting for 35% of the eight-member region’s GDP, Côte d’Ivoire’s growth is a bellwether for Francophone West Africa. An ambitious government spending programme and a range of pro-business reforms are set to boost economic activity going forward.