• 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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Egypt has undergone a series of dramatic political developments, leaving the country with various economic challenges to address. While the uprisings lifted the country from stagnation, they also interrupted commerce, leading to a prolonged closure of the stock market and a marked drop in tourism.


In the following, we aim to shed some light on the more relevant laws applicable in Egypt. In this respect, we shall focus on the corporate, labour, investment and property laws of the country.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Egypt 2017

OBG introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Egypt, in partnership with Helmy, Hamza & Partners.

OBG talks to Mohamad Talaat, Managing Partner, Helmy, Hamza & Partners, on beneficial laws and current developments.

While Egypt continues to face considerable economic challenges as it confronts the legacy of its recent political history, at the outset of 2017 the nation’s economic planners have reason for optimism.


Côte d’Ivoire is a civil law country, and as such the legal system does not rely on prior decisions, but is instead structured by several different specific codes. The supreme law of the country is the Constitution, which was adopted by referendum on October 30, 2016. The legal hierarchy puts the Constitution at the apex of the legislative...


For nearly 20 years, transfer pricing has been subject to a lot of debate, with the Ivorian authorities seeing it as a capital flight technique. When multinational firms seek to fix a fee for their value of exchange within their group, there is the question a possible tax adjustment. This preoccupation is at the heart of the debate for several...