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New Commercial Code in Mauritania: GENI & KEBE submitted the draft to the government

Nouakchott, Mauritania, 21 November 2014 - GENI & KEBE and its affiliate office in Mauritania, Yezid Ould Yezid law Office have conducted a workshop held in Nouackchott, the capital city of Mauritania on 20-21 November 2014 to submit to the government of Mauritania the draft of a new Commercial Code.

The two firms were appointed by the Mauritanian government to assess the current Commercial Code and amend it in a way that meets the needs of the economic actors, the investors, and the judiciary as well.
During the workshop, participants composed by in house and practicing lawyers, notaries, magistrates, and the relevant actors of the trade and investment sectors in Mauritania, agreed of the necessity of a new commercial legislation addressing the challenges faced by investors and practitioners of the trade and investment sector.
The draft submitted by the GENI & KEBE and its affiliate office in Mauritania reviewed the whole existing commercial legislation and suggested new provisions regarding business incorporation, corporate law, commercial agreements, competition law, liquidation, securities etc.
‘’We are honored to advise the government of Mauritania to this timely and ambitious project. African countries are attracting lots of investments now and need accordingly to adapt their business environment and investment legislations in order to meet the needs of investors targeting the continent’’, said Mouhamed KEBE, Managing Partner of GENI & KEBE.
He added, ‘’ Two years ago, we advised the government of Senegal on a similar project. Thanks to the implementation of the reforms we suggested, Senegal jumped 10 places in the 2015 Doing Business ranking and joined the 10 top reformers.’’
The draft of the new Commercial Code will be submitted to the Parliament very soon. 

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