Côte d’Ivoire is a civil law country. 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 adopted by referendum on October 30, 2016. The legal hierarchy of the country puts the constitution at the top of the legal pyramid. This constitution is followed, respectively, by international treaties legally ratified by the National Assembly and laws adopted by the National…
From The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2018
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In conjunction with Bilé-Aka, Brizoua-Bi & Associés, this chapter contains an overview of the legal framework under which local and foreign investors operate in Côte d’Ivoire, covering an overview of the regulations governing different sectors, the rules for investment and expatriate employment, and recently introduced legislation on trade and financial services.
This chapter contains a viewpoint from Joachim Bilé-Aka and Michel K Brizoua-Bi, Founders, Bilé-Aka, Brizoua-Bi & Associés.