African experience

As Africa continues to emerge as a vibrant and attractive investment hub, it is crucial for businesses to recognize the importance of securing competent legal advisors with the necessary expertise and understanding of the African legal environment. By doing so, businesses can navigate the complexities and capitalize on Africa’s abundant opportunities.

Having worked as a legal counsel on African affairs for many years, the founder of BITHO LAW brings to his law boutique a wealth of experience and expertise in assisting businesses and investors interested in the African market.

BITHOLAW specializes in providing comprehensive legal services to two distinct groups:

– Foreign investors in Africa
– Diaspora members exploring investments.

BITHO LAW services cover a wide range of areas crucial to successful investments, including but
not limited to:

Legal Due Diligence

Conduct thorough research and analysis to evaluate the legal aspects and associated risks of potential investments in African countries.

Regulatory Compliance

Assisting investors and institutions in understanding and complying with local laws, regulations, and procedures governing foreign investments, ensuring compliance throughout the investment journey.

Contract Negotiation and Drafting

Preparing and reviewing investment agreements, joint venture contracts, partnership agreements, and other legal documents to protect the interests of all parties involved.

Dispute Resolution

Providing expert legal representation and support in resolving investment disputes, employing various mechanisms such as arbitration and mediation.

Intellectual Property Protection

Offering guidance on intellectual property rights and assisting with trademark and patent registrations to safeguard valuable intangible assets.

OHADA Business Law

With deep knowledge of OHADA’s legal framework, we guide clients through the intricacies of OHADA business law. From corporate governance to contract negotiation and compliance, we offer tailored legal solutions that align with OHADA’s harmonized business laws across multiple jurisdictions in Africa. Our expertise helps clients navigate the unique legal landscape and leverage opportunities within OHADA member countries.

Project Development

We have a proven track record in advising clients on various aspects of project development, from inception to completion. We assist in structuring projects, negotiating contracts, navigating regulatory requirements, and managing legal risks. We aim to ensure that projects are executed efficiently while mitigating potential obstacles and maximizing success.