Established in 1930 by Maître Louis Vigouroux and later joined by Maître Charles Dogue, the law firm SCPA DOGUE-Abbé Yao & Associés (“SCPA Day & Associés”) is the oldest legal entity in the Ivory Coast. It has been the home of a number of prominent French and Ivory Coast lawyers over the years, making it the most emblematic law firm of the country.
The firm is routinely retained by foreign counsels around the globe and benefits from its membership in prestigious international networks of lawyers who have faith in its expertise and the quality of its services.
SCPA Day & Associés appears in most major business transactions in the country and enjoys an excellent reputation in every principal field of law, including: banking and finance; bankruptcy; corporate and commercial law; industrial and intellectual property; insurance; mergers and acquisitions; patent; project finance; property; securities and capital markets; and trademark.
SCPA Day & Associés is composed of three partners, Abbé Yao, Seydou Zerbo and Arsène K. Dablé. Abbé Yao is unanimously known as an excellent specialist in any field of law. Abbé Yao has been elected in July 2015 as the new chairman of the Ivory Coast Bar Association council. Seydou Zerbo, as a specialist in business law, enabled the firm to reinforce its reputation in this field.
Arsène K. Dablé, the youngest partner and head of litigation department, strongly contributes to maintain the good reputation of the firm.
The firm has the advantage of having qualified specialists in each of the mentioned fields and adheres to an extremely strict moral code, which is the key to its success and maintenance of loyal clients through the years.
SCPA Day & Associés’ clients include corporations, banks and other financial institutions in the country and abroad engaged in domestic and international business, as well as governments and non- governmental organizations.
Languages English and French.