Legal Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information. Professional credentials and areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers; the Embassy is not in a position to vouch for such information. You may receive additional information about the individuals on the list by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

NOTE: The rules of the Cote d’Ivoire Bar Association prohibit advertising on the part of its members. As the publication of names of Ivoirian attorneys together with any data concerning their experience and qualifications may be considered a violation of this rule, this list is intended for private use and is released on the specific condition that it is not to be published. A list of all attorneys practicing in Cote d’Ivoire may be viewed from the website of the Cote d’Ivoire Bar Association at http://www.ordredesavocats.ci

The Consular District of Abidjan comprises the following zones:
Riviera Golf, Riviera 2, Riviera 3, Riviera Palmeraie, Cocody, Deux Plateaux Vallons, Deux Plateaux Aghiens, Deux Plateaux Les Perles, Deux Plateaux & 7e Tranche, Angre, La Djibi et 8e Tranche, Abobo, Plateau Dokui, Williamsville, Adjame, Plateau, Treichville, Marcory, Zone 3, Zone 4, Koumassi, Port-Bouet, Vridi, Attecoube, Yopougon.

Avocats

Cote d’Ivoire follows the French legal system. The Attorneys listed herein are the equivalent of the French Avocat. They are members of the Cote d’Ivoire Bar Association, unless otherwise specified.

An Avocat may render legal advice on all matters, draft agreement and contracts, handle commercial disputes and collection cases, and plead and defend civil and criminal cases before the Ivorian courts to which they are admitted.

Notaries

As part of its French heritage, Cote d’Ivoire has also notaries (notaires in French) who are public officials appointed by the Ministry of Justice. They are not the equivalent to the Notary Public in the United States. They hold law degrees but never plead for a client in court. Their fees are fixed by law.

Their functions include the preparation and recording of notarial acts (will, deeds, acts of incorporation, marriage agreements.), the administration and settlements of estates (excluding court litigation) and serving as the repository of wills.

Credit Reports

Queries regarding credit and/or financial information on Ivorian firms can be directed to the Economic Section of the American Embassy. Banking facilities in Cote d’Ivoire can also provide credit information. However, the law governing the Bank Secrecy in Cote d’Ivoire requires that clients provide prior written authorization to release information to interested third parties.

Collection Agencies

There are no specific firms or individuals operating as collection agencies in Cote d’Ivoire. Attorneys and Notaries have the capacities and resources to handle collection cases.

Important Note: The Embassy has neither the authority nor the facilities to act as a bar association grievance committee. If you encounter unsatisfactory services by the parties listed, you may set forth the circumstances in writing and the complaint will be noted in our files.

Last Update: January 12, 2017

Address of the Cote d’Ivoire Bar Association

Maison de l’Avocat
Abidjan-Cocody, II Plateaux ENA, Rue J9
01 BP 8500 Abidjan 01
Tel : +225 22 41 56 05 / 22 41 56 13
Fax : +225 22 41 56 17
E-mail : info@ordredesavocats.ci – barreau@aviso.ci

 

Address of the Chamber of Notaries of Cote d’Ivoire

Chambre Professionnelle Nationale des Notaires,
01 BP 8654 Abidjan 01, Plateau Avenue Delafosse, Immeuble Horizon, 1er étage;
Tel: (225)20-32-11-47
Email: chambredesnot@aviso.ci;
Website: http://notaire-ci.com/net/chambre

BANNY, MEDAFE, Iritié & Associates:
7 Bis Blvd des Avodirés, Plateau-Indenié. – 01 BP 7352 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225 – 20.216.482.
Fax: 20.228.245.
E-mail: scpabmi@yahoo.fr

Corporate and contracts law, commercial litigation and trade transaction, civil law, labor law, estates, international transactions.

BILE-AKA, BRIZOUA BI & Associates: (English spoken)
7 Blvd Latrille, Cocody nearby Hotel Communal. – 25 BP 945 Abidjan 25.
Tel: +225 – 22.406.430; 22.488.567;
Fax: 22.488.928.
E-mail: michel.brizoua@bilebrizoua.ci ; simon.silue@bilebrizoua.ci;
Website: www.bilebrizoua.com

Corporate and contracts law, commercial litigation and trade transaction, civil law, labor law, estates, international business transactions, foreign investments, intellectual property, patents, trademarks

CHAUVEAU, Jean-Francois: (English spoken)
29 Blvd Clozel, Plateau. – 01 BP 3586 Abidjan 01.
Tel: +225 – 20. 252. 570
Fax: 20. 252. 580
Email: cabinet@jfchauveau.com; jfchauveau@jfchauveau.com ; ludivine.wouters@jfchauveau.com

General practice, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, patents, trademarks, international transactions

DADIE-SANGARET & Associates: (English spoken)
Rue Lecoeur, Plateau, Immeuble Alliance (Ecobank), 1st floor. 04 BP 1147 Abidjan 04
Tel: +225- 20.215.763;
Fax: +225- 20.221.517.
E-mail: dadsang@hotmail.fr ; dadsang@aviso.ci

Family Law, Adoptions, Insurance, Banking/Financial, Commercial/Business Law, Foreign Investments, Joint Ventures, Patents/Trademarks, Damages, Civil & Criminal Law, Collections, Transportation Law, Aeronautical/Maritime, Government Relations, Auto/Accidents.

DADJE, Rodrigue: (English spoken)
Plateau, Immeuble Acacias, 4th floor, # 401 – 08 BP 594 Abidjan 08
Tel: +225-20.229.425/20.229.426
Fax: +225-20.229.433
Email: rodriguedadje@yahoo.fr

Family Law, Adoptions, Child Custody & Protection, Insurance/Banking/Financial, Business law, Civil & Criminal law, Commercial Transactions, Contracts/Corporate, Patents/Trademarks, Damages, Estates, Collections, Government Relations.

ELISHA, Jean-Pierre: (English spoken)
44 Avenue Lamblin, “Eden” building, 10th floor – 04 BP 361 Abidjan 04
Tel: +225 – 20. 211. 880; 20. 331. 870(also fax).
Email: elislaw@aviso.ci

General practice, corporate law, labor law, common law cases

FADIKA, FADIKA, KACOUTIE & ANTHONY-DIOMANDE: (English spoken)
Rue du Dr. Jamot, Résidence “Les Harmonies”, Plateau. 01 BP 2297 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225- 20. 212. 031; 20. 228. 210
Fax: 20. 212. 443
Email: fdka@fdka.ci ; k.fadika@fdka.ci

General practice, bankruptcy, international business law and transactions, ADR, foreign investments, mergers & acquisitions, international contracts, intellectual, patents, trademarks

FAYE, Mohamed Lamine: (English spoken)
19 Avenue General de Gaulle (aka Rue du Commerce), Plateau. Residence “Front Lagunaire”
2nd floor, nearby “Novotel” Hotel – 01 BP 265 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225- 20. 225. 626 (also fax); 20. 225. 627.
Email: cabinetfaye@aviso.ci

General practice, labor law, family law, trade disputes, estates

FOLQUET, Leon Felix: (English spoken)
1 Rue B31, Cocody Danga, villa adjacent to Spanish Embassy. – 01 BP 8157 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225- 22. 449. 060
Fax: 22. 489. 288
E-mail: if.folquet@gmail.com ; folquetleon@yahoo.fr

Civil Law, Commercial and Criminal law, international transactions, arbitration, foreign investments, mergers & acquisitions, Copyright law and intellectual property, securities.

HOEGAH & ETTE: (English spoken)
Plateau RAN, rue A7 Pierre SEMAR, villa NA2. 01 BP 4053 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225-20. 302. 933 / -934
Fax: 20. 219. 648
Email: cabhoet@afnet.net

Civil, commercial and corporate law, bankruptcy, international business law, ADR, construction, mergers& acquisitions, Oil and Mineral resources, intellectual property, banking

KONAN, KAKOU, LOAN & Associates:
19 Blvd Angoulvant, Plateau, résidence “Neuilly”, 1st floor, left entrance. 01 BP 1366 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225- 20 224 041/- 043/- 059;
Fax: 20 224 038.

Labor Law, estates, International contracts, joint ventures, transport law, Trade practice.

MENTENON, Claude: (English spoken)
Deux Plateaux, quartier ENA, rue J30 behind La Pépinière School. 04 BP 382 Abidjan 04 –
Tel: +225 – 20.222.250;
Fax: 20.222. 242.
Email: cabinetmentenon@afnet.net; secretariat@cabinetmentenon.com

Family Law, Marriage/Divorce, Banking/Financial, Commercial/Business Law, Foreign Investments, Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights, Civil & Criminal Law, Damages, Narcotics, Contracts/Corporation, Transportation Law, Aeronautical/Maritime, taxes, Labor Relations.

OBENG-KOFI, Fian: (English spoken)
19 Blvd Angoulvant, Residence “Neuilly”, Plateau. 01 BP 6514 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225-20.224.616/-617;
Fax: 20.215.869 –
Email: obeng@aviso.ci; obengfian@yahoo.fr

Competencies: Private law, corporate, banking and finance, international contracts, arbitration ,intellectual property, patents, trademarks, mergers & acquisitions,

SARR, ALLAR & Associates Law Firm: (English spoken)
Blvd de Marseille, Immeuble “Home” (face to Wafou). 01 BP 6082 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225 – 21.341.260/-294;
Fax: 21.341.308.
Email: sarr.abdou@aviso.ci ; sallard@sarr-allard.com

ITC law, Family Law, Adoptions, Child Custody/Protection, Parental Child Abduction, Marriage/Divorce, Insurance, Banking/Financial, Foreign Investments, Commercial/Contracts/Corporate, Business Law/Marketing Agreements, Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights, Civil/Criminal Law, Damages, Narcotics, Collections, Foreign Claims

KONAN, Antoine-Geoffroy: (English spoken)
Plateau,“Acacias” building – 01 BP 8157 Abidjan 01. Tel: +225- 20.221.982/-983; Fax: 20.227.500
Email: cabinetagkonan@aviso.ci ; cabinetagkonan@yahoo.fr

Civil, commercial and bankruptcy law, trade disputes, international transactions and foreign investment, maritime law, petroleum law, intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions.

MOISE-BAZIE, KOYO, ASSAAKO: (English spoken)
8 rue B15, ruelle Clinique GOCI, Route du Lycée Technique. 08 BP 2614 Abidjan 08
Tel: +225-22.443.885/-908
Fax: 22.443.888
E-mail: avocatsbka@sabka.ci

Family Law, Adoptions, Child Custody & Protection, Insurance/Banking/Financial, Business law, Civil & Criminal law, Foreign Investments, Commercial Transactions, Contracts/Corporate, Patents/Trademarks, Damages, Estates, Collections, Transportation Law, Taxes, Aeronautical/Maritime, Auto/Accidents, Collections, Government Relations.

N’GOAN, ASMAN & Associates: (English spoken)
37 rue de la Cannebière, Cocody, Villa # A&B. 01 BP 3361 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225- 22. 404. 700/- 701-
Fax: 22. 404. 719
E-mail: ndkas@africaonline.co.ci

Civil Law, Commercial and Criminal law, international transactions, arbitration, foreign investments, mergers & acquisitions, Copyright law and intellectual property, securities.

AHOBAUT-BESSET, Fulgence:
17-19 Avenue Franchet d’Esperey, Immeuble Ollo-Escalier C, Plateau, 3th floor;
BP 322 Post’Entreprises Cedex 01 Abidjan;
Tel: (225) 20 22 00 60/ 61;
Fax: (225) 20 22 00 62;
Cell: 07 38 79 96.

AKASSIMADOU, Mai Aissatou:
Immeuble ALPHA 2000, Plateau, 15th floor. 08 BP 3808 Abidjan 08.
Tel: (225) 20 22 52 13 / 20 22 52 15 ;
Fax : 20-22-52-18
Email : akassim@aviso.ci

BOCOUM, Marie-Jeanne:
31 Avenue Dr. Crozet, Angle Bd Republique, residence STADE 2, 4th floor #41-
04 BP 2215 Abidjan 04,
Tel: (225) 20 22 11 43;
Fax: 20 22 78 55

FOLDAH-KOUASSI, Yolande:
Plateau, Immeuble Bellerive, 8th floor, # 29 – 01 BP 3871 Abidjan 01
Tel: (+225) 20 32 80 83/ 84;
Fax: 20 32 80 85 –
Email: etude.yfk@aviso.ci ; etude.yfk@hotmail.com

GBETIBOUO, Jean Augustin:
Deux Plateaux, Bd Latrille (Bd des Martyrs), Residence Latrille SICOGI, C Building, ground floor, # 27 – 20 BP 909 Abidjan 20;
Tel: (225) 22-42-86-30

KASSY-N’GORAN, Pierrette:
Immeuble Ex -MONOPRIX, avenue Nogues, Plateau, 1st floor – 01 BP 4965 Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 20-21-51-19/20-21-50-50;
Fax: 20 21 22 13 –
Email : etudemepkn@yahoo.fr

KOUASSI, Angèle:
Immeuble FRANCE OPTIQUE, 15 avenue Franchet d’Esperey, Plateau
4th Floor. 01 BP 1427 Abidjan 01.
Tel: (225) 20 21 56 54 /20 21 69 51
Fax: 20 21 26 96

LOSSENY, Cherif:
Plateau, Blvd Roume, Immeuble ROUME, facing Primary School Notre Dame du Plateau, 4th floor, # 44 04 BP 2790 Abidjan 04 –
Tel : (225) 20 22 88 20/ 21
Fax : (225) 20 22 88 23
Email : etude_de_maitrecherif@yahoo.fr

OKOUE-KODJO, Ginette:
Plateau, Boulevard Clozel, Immeuble GYAM, 3rd floor – 01 BP 1380 Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 20 22 14 55 /20 22 14 56
Fax: 20 22 68 53

ROUX, Serge:
4 rue Cannebière, Route du Lycee Technique. 01 BP 6853 Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 22 44 41 18 / 22 44 62 09;
Fax: 22 44 13 91
Email: notroux@africaonline.co.ci

SIDIBET-KRAMO, Angèle:
Cocody II Plateaux, Blvd des Martyrs, SICOGI Residence Latrille B, building I, 3rd floor, door 108. BP 332 Post’Entreprises Cedex 1;
Tel: (225) 22 52 56 68;
Fax: (225) 22 42 53 92;
Email: etudemesidibet@aviso.ci

SAKO, Blanche:
Plateau, rue Lecoeur, Immeuble FROID INDUSTRIEL,1st floor – 17 BP 185 Abidjan 17
Tel: (225) 20 21 56 34;
Fax: 20 21 56 35

TAPE- M’BENGUE, Liliane:
Plateau 24, Bd Clozel, Immeuble SIPIM (ex SODEFEL), 6th floor – 06 BP 775 Abidjan 06
Tel: (225) 20 22 74 42/20 33 49 75;
Fax: 20 21 41 62
Email: tapmbeng@aviso.ci

TOURE, Hawa:
17 Blvd Roume, facing Primary School Notre Dame du Plateau – 27 BP 738 Abidjan 27
Tel: (225) 20 33 33 19;
Fax: (225) 20 33 33 40;
Cell: (225) 07 58 66 68/05 41 70 70
Email: mehawatoure@afnet.net

YAPO-KOYO, Flore:
Cocody ancien, 37 bis rue Cannebière, face to Marigny Residence. BP 107 Post’Entreprises Cedex1;
Tel: (225) 22 48 79 22/ 42;
Office mobile: 08 45 39 93;
Fax: 22 48 80 09 –
Email: etudeykf@aviso.ci

ZOUCKOU-BOLI, Lea:
Plateau Avenue Delafosse, nearby BCEAO, Horizon Building – 20 BP1526 Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 20 21 74 38/ 87;
Office mobile: 05 69 71 72;
Fax: (225) 20 22 63 20
Email: sawi@aviso.ci

ARTHUR ANDERSEN:
Immeuble WOODIN, Avenue Nogues, Plateau, 5th floor – 01 BP 3172 Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 20 22 57 53 / 780 ;
Fax: 20 21 42 97 –
Email: andersen@africaonline.co.ci

DELOITTE & TOUCHE:
Immeuble ALPHA 2000, Rue Gourgas, Plateau, 14th & 18th floor – 01 BP 224 Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 20 25 02 50;
Fax: 20 25 02 60/ 20 21 84 46 –
Email: deloitte@deloitte.ci

ERNST & YOUNG:
Residence NEUILLY, 5 Avenue Marchand, Plateau – 01 BP 2715 Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 20 21 11 15; Fax: 20 21 12 59 –
Email: eyci@aviso.ci

PKF (Pannell Kerr Foster):
29 Boulevard Clozel, Plateau – 04 BP 618 Abidjan 04
Tel: (225) 20 22 40 70 / 20 22 33 82;
Fax: 20 22 26 30 –
Email: pkfabj@globeaccess.net

PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS:
Immeuble ALPHA 2000, Rue Gourgas, Plateau, 20th to 23d floor – 01 BP 1361 Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 20 31 54 00;
Fax: 20 21 08 85 –
Email: francoise.yao@ci.pwc.com