Established in 2018 by UC Berkeley Law students, the OHADA Group is an integral part of the BGS, comprising passionate practitioners and students working in different areas of Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa “OHADA”.

OHADA aims to create a favourable climate for developing countries which guarantee legal and judicial security for investors and companies for its Members’ States above 2 decades (1993) through an integrated legal space conducive for a viable and lively economic space.

The Organization is leading by civil law countries except Cameroon which applies as well as common (Minority part) and civil law.

Almost French Sub-Saharan Countries are Members States (17): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Congo, Comoros, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Senegal, Chad and Togo.

OHADA governing following areas of Business Law:

• Insolvency law
• General commercial law
• Organizing Securities
• Contracts for the carriage of goods by road
• Commercial companies and economic interest group
• Law of Cooperative Societies
• Organizing simplified recovery procedures and measures of execution
• Arbitration law
• Mediation

Africa will be “the place to be” for many companies and investors in consideration of growth’s expectations and wealthy resources.

There are breakthrough developments and innovative solutions, in affiliated areas of Business Law in Africa, being made nearly on a daily basis, around the world towards making investments easier, safer, quicker, and profitable through the cancellation of legal and judicial insecurities. In this purpose, as committed to academic excellence At BGS, we are delighted to make a sharing and updates of Africa Business Law practice.

The purpose of the OHADA Group is to:

• Establish a global network of legal practitioners and Berkeley Law graduates who work in OHADA area for knowledge, skill and information sharing;
• Organize events such as conferences to bring together experts and professionals in the field of learning, development, technology and science, and advocacy;
• Promote our academic and professional work on OHADA; and
• Support each other in our professional and career developments.

The BGS OHADA Group is open to all Berkeley Law graduates and those who keenly follow the developments in different areas of OHADA across the world and wish to become part of our shared values.