Orokia Ouattara

Orokia Ouattara is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance and Business Law expert in Burkina Faso on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Orokia directly using the contact details listed above.

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The economy of Burkina Faso is mostly dependent on agriculture, while gold exports are growing. According to the United Nations Development Program’s 2021-2022 HDI report, Burkina Faso is ranked 184th out of 191 nations.

In 2021, the economy saw a robust recovery, expanding by an estimated 6.9%. The recovery in the service sector and the continuing rise in gold exports were the main drivers of this expansion. The primary sector contracted by 4.1% as a result of the drop in agricultural production brought on by the lack of rain.

Exports increased by 6.5% in 2021, helped by the gold industry, and imports rose by 15.5%, mostly due to increases in the cost of power and hydrocarbons. Due to this, the current account deficit has increased from 0.1% of GDP in 2020 to an estimated 3.0% of GDP today.

Inflation reached a record high of 3.9% in 2021 due to strong domestic demand brought on economic growth and the effects of supply chain bottlenecks throughout the year.

Last but not least, the fiscal deficit expanded to 6.0% of GDP in 2021 as a result of the rapid rise in defence and security-related expenditure, a structurally high public wage bill, and ever-increasing humanitarian needs. At the same time, public debt passed the 50% level and domestic debt now makes up the majority of total debt.

Mamadou S Traore

Mamadou Traore is our exclusively recommended Personal Data Protection and Telecommunications Law expert in Burkina Faso on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mamadou directly using the contact details listed above.

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Telecommunications in modern culture covers a wide range of communication tools, including radio broadcasts, telephones, cell phones, television, the Internet and generally incorporates the protection of some personal data.

The regulation, distribution, and taxation of all of these diverse communications technologies are all covered under telecommunications law. Lawyers are employed by governments to create telecommunications laws, by telecommunications businesses to comprehend and implement those regulations, and by law firms to provide customers with legal advice regarding their involvement in or desire to participate in the telecommunications industry.

The laws and rules governing telecommunications differ from one nation to the next. The majority of telecom laws in various nations are designed to exert control over citizens’ access to information as well as on what businesses can do. Other nations’ telecom regulations primarily prioritise customer fairness, market regulation, and monopoly avoidance.

Others are mostly focused on service accessibility and affordability. Thus, the specifics of telecommunications legislation vary greatly depending on the area, but the fundamentals that each law covers are the same.

The system of laws and rules that apply to various wired and wireless communication systems is known as telecommunications law. Radio broadcasts were covered by the first laws governing telecommunications. These laws established standards for broadcasting, limitations on the kinds of shows that might air, and guidelines for the content that could be broadcast to the general public. The corresponding regulations, among other things, provided for emergency broadcasting, established taxing systems for radio programmers, and encouraged radio advertising.

Régis Bonkoungou

Régis Bonkoungou is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Burkina Faso on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Regis directly using the contact details listed above.

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres and is bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest.

Régis has extensive experience in business law and in particular in OHADA law.

Regis has worked for several years with the SCP of lawyers TOU and SOME, a business law firm, where he assisted major national and multinational companies in the structuring and securing of their investments in Burkina Faso.

Regis develops particular expertise in the fields of mining, energy and hydrocarbons, as well as on financial issues and restructuring operations.

Commercial law, also known as mercantile law or trade law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and business engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both private law and public law.

Firm Overview:

Founded by Master Bertin Kiénou, Master Stéphane M. I. Ouédraogo and Master Régis E. W. Bonkoungou, Sari Conseils is an independent international business law firm based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Sari Consulting offers clients of companies and individuals high-level expertise in business law and corporate taxation in both consulting and litigation.

With the recognised expertise of its lawyers, the firm provides optimal legal solutions to secure the activities, operations and interests of a demanding clientele.

Batibié Batis Benao

Batibié Benao is our exclusively recommended Mining Law expert in Burkina Faso on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Batibié directly using the contact details above.

Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural, and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country’s largest city, with a population of 2,453,496 in 2019. The city’s name is often shortened to Ouaga. The inhabitants are called ouagalais.

Batibié is a Lawyer and Professional Master in Development Policy and Management of Extractive Industries, he also has solid experience in business law.

Batibié Benao is able to provide a full range of advice on audit and litigation, as well as training and in-depth studies of legal issues in these areas.

Firm Overview:

Since its inception, LEGALIS has grown to a team of ten practitioners including 4 associate lawyers, 2 lawyers, 4 legal assistants and 3 support staff.

LEGALIS was founded after many years of inclusive reflection, observations and experimentation with the aim of not only meeting the demands of an increase in the number of jurisdictions in Burkina Faso, but to also provide exceptional service to those who need it.

Our aim is to improve our knowledge of the specifics of our customers’ business requirements, in order to anticipate their expectations and offer them innovative solutions.

Emmanuel Yonli

Emmanuel Yonli is our exclusively recommended Social Security Law expert in Burkina Faso on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Emmanuel directly using the contact details listed above.

Emmanuel holds a Masters Degree at the University of Pretoria and a certificate at the Washington College of Law in Trade Law and International Investment.

Emmanuel also attended several international courses, including the course of development of the Law of the International Organisation Development Law in Rome in 2005, during the international labour law International Labour Organisation in Italy, Morocco, Cameroon and Burkina Faso.

Firm Overview:

Vocational civil society SCPA KAM & SOME Lawyers are a law firm specialising in Corporate law and Litigation.

Its mission is to provide companies with a permanent council support and legal protection in case of action to improve performance.

  • Assistance Advice: make available public and private administrations, the appropriate legal lighting control law issues;
  • Defence Counsel: the representation and defence litigation as plaintiff or defence;
  • Legal Secretary: ensure control of corporate legal life;
  • Study & Implementation Work: research on all issues related to business law;
  • Training: development, operation and monitoring of training.

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa with an area of 274,200 square kilometres, bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest.