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Draft law on profession of lawyer in Tunisia includes several gaps, says International Union of Notaries Chairman

Published the:  10/05/2011

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May 10, 2010 – TAP - Interim Prime Minister Béji Caïd Essebsi received Tuesday Chairman of the International Union of Notaries Jean-Paul Décorps and Chairman of the National Association of Notaries' Chambers Imed Amira.
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Jean-Paul Décorps pointed up, in a statement to TAP news agency, the gaps in the draft law organising the profession of lawyer in Tunisia, which relate notably to the reduction of the notaries' sphere of competence, particularly in drafting economic and property contracts. In this context, he stressed the major role of the sector in boosting foreign investments and economic channels.
Mr. Imed Amira considered, for his part, this draft law, especially its Article 2, as "a new exclusion" of notaries which is likely to further marginalise the profession, harm the sector's interests and undermine the credibility of the Government, notably in light of the use of the authentic deed by two thirds of the investors in the world, that is notarial deeds.
The National Association of Notaries' Chambers published Monday a communiqué announcing a general strike for today all over the country to protest against the marginalisation of notaries.