Practice areas

OTL CONSEILS offers its clients quality services with international standards, combining legal knowledge with Africa’s practical business acumen particularly in the fields listed below:

Maritime and Commercial Law

The Firm assists companies in legal advising, legal representation, drafting of contracts and company statutes, arbitration and negotiation, control and expertise on the upkeep of legal documents.

Criminal Business Law

OTL CONSEILS assists clients during all the stages of criminal procedures and has recognized experience in criminal law cases.
The Firm intercedes as an advisor to companies and their leaders and represents them in front of criminal courts as from the investigation stage till the pleas in front of trial courts.
Its interventions include in particular corporate law offences, banking criminal law, violation of competition law, consumption law, regulated activities conditions, criminal labour law and criminal tax law.

Public Law

The Firm provides advice and assistance before the administrative courts. It takes part in the signing of procurement agreements: legal advice and expertise in the implementation of terms of reference and contracts’ lawfulness, drafting of procurement agreements.

Environmental Law and Public Health

OTL CONSEILS has recognized expertise in the development of environmental action plans and the drafting of Community legislation in this field (for Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria).

Investors support

The Firm assists its clients for their establishment in Benin and the OHADA zone (project monitoring and implementation of appropriate business units: joint ventures, subsidiaries, holding companies, branches, representative offices, etc.). It supports all legal aspects of a case: negotiation, contracts drafting, tax structuring and dealing with authorities. The Firm has acquired a solid expertise in the negotiation of investment and development agreements with the State in many areas.

Economic and Financial Law

OTL CONSEILS works alongside with local and foreign economic actors in their financial transactions, in various fields of activity. This mission also includes audit procedures and expertise, drafting and negotiating of contracts, and all diligences related to these operations with administrations.
The Firm regularly assists banks and borrowers in credit operations, financial restructuring, syndicated loans and the structuring of loan guarantees.

Moreover, it also brings its expertise in the context of financial market transactions, especially for bond issues on the Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM) or securitization of receivables. It now has a recognized expertise with institutions approved by the Regional Council for Public Savings and Financial Markets (CREPMF) of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).

Civil and Labour Law

The Firm provides expertise in civil and labour law for individuals through consultations, assistance and representation during judicial or transactional resolution of the litigation.
It is involved in all areas of labour law and social protection, both on individual (employment contracts) or collective (restructuring, layoffs, etc.) aspects.