"Unified Business Laws for Africa: Common Law Perspectives on OHADA" is now available from GMB Publishing

We have the pleasure to announce the publication of a textbook on OHADA, titled “Unified Business Laws for Africa: Common Law Perspectives on OHADA” by GMB Publishing in the United Kingdom.
  • An authoritative introduction to the commercial laws being instituted through the OHADA harmonization process
  • Aimed at English speaking, common law trained, professionals and academic lawyers
  • Explains the background, describes the current laws and assesses the prospects for the future
  • Contributors include leading lawyers with hands on experience in the OHADA territories and two with common law training
The OHADA (Organization for Harmonization in Africa of Business Laws) system has so far been adopted by 16 Central and West African nations in order to increase their attractiveness to foreign investors and business partners. Based on the Francophone legal system it is now essential to make OHADA accessible to the Anglophone legal and business community. This book introduces OHADA laws to common-law trained, English-speaking jurists who have current or prospective clients with business or litigation in West or Central Africa. For legal academics, the book also offers a tantalizing view of the highest technical level of commercial legal practice in the OHADA region. English-speaking, common-law trained legal professionals who have gained practical experience with OHADA will be uniquely placed to act on behalf of clients developing business in Africa and to provide an introduction to other common-law jurists, whether they be practitioners, judges, professors or students. Authors: Claire Moore Dickerson Professor of Law & Senior John B. Breaux Chair in Law, Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Hon. Justice Mohammed Baba Idris, Hon. Judge of the Federal High Court, Edo State, Nigeria; Jean Alain Penda Matipé, holds an LLM, International Corporate and Financial Law, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom and is completing a Ph.D at the Faculty of Law, University of Basel, Switzerland; Martha Simo Tumnde née Njikam, Associate Professor of Law and Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon; Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Cameroon; the late John Ademola Yakubu, Professor of Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Edited by Professor Claire Moore Dickerson. Unified Business Laws for Africa: Common Law Perspectives on OHADABOOK DETAILS PUBLICATION: 4th May 2009 PRICE : £75 / $110 / €87 EXTENT: 185 pages Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-84673-150-1 E-Book: ISBN: 978-1-84673-151-8 For further information, to request a review copy or to interview the editor or an author, please contact: Irina Kyselova Email: Available from all good bookshops or direct from the publisher at: GMB Publishing Tel: +44 (0) 203 031 2900 Fax: +44 (0) 207 248 9333 Email: Or buy on line at our Bookstore GMB Publishing (US Office) Tel: +1 215 928 9112 Email:


  • 26/08/2009 11h09 COMFORT FUAH

    it is a big break through for the common law students and also those practicing, for they almost felt left out in the OHADA process.

  • 11/05/2009 10h14 BENIC MBANWIE

    A hand of applause to all the authors. I will like to get a copy but dont have a visa card to buy online. Please is there a bookshop in Cameroon where I can get this book from?

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