Leconomiste.com quotes Montreal lawyer, Youssef Fichtali, in an article on business law in Africa.
Lawyers have to juggle local, regional and international legislation. While the Ohada law and its jurisprudence are easily accessible (www.ohada.org), the laws specific to member countries are not. “It’s a waste of time and I have to call on a local firm to find out,” says Québec lawyer and African mining law specialist,Youssef Fichtali. This testimony is confirmed by Youssouf Sylla, lawyer at the Agence française de développement.