ICC YAF: Arbitration in Senegal and OHADA Region

06 Feb 2020

Dakar French and English
The event is free, however prior registration is required.

Join this conference to learn more about the ICC Arbitration Rules and to discuss the challenges and perspectives of the multiplication of arbitration centres in Africa.

The conference is expected to shed the light on the ICC Arbitration Rules. The ICC Rules governing the drafting of the arbitration agreement, the conducting of arbitral proceedings and the issue of awards will be presented and discussed by the panellists.

The trend related to the multiplication of arbitrations centres in Africa and the role of such centres to promote arbitration practice on the continent in terms of specialization, harmonization and attractiveness are some of the topics that will also be tackled from the perspective of different players including practitioners (arbitrators and counsels), in-house counsel and academics.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed to host young arbitration actors of approximately 40 years or under including lawyers, counsel, arbitrators, corporate in-house counsel or academics. This ICC YAF Conference is a forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network between arbitration community.


Introduction to ICC Arbitration Rules: Focus on Arbitration Agreement, Proceedings and Awards


Multiplication of Arbitration Centres in Africa:

Abdoullah Cissé

Professor of Law & Advocate, Dakar

Diamana Diawara

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Aboubacar Fall

Advocate, Dakar

Sami Houerbi

Director, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa; ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Dubai; Founding Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Tunis, Paris

Jean Paul Le Cannu

Counsel, ICSID, Washington

Cherif Mbodj

Dakar Arbitration Centre, Dakar

Francois Sarr

Advocate, Dakar


Terrou-bi, Boulevard Martin Luther King, Dakar

Please send us an email to register for the event.

For more information, please contact:

Mahamat Atteib

ICC YAF Representative

Tel.: +221 33 842 62 75


Aliou Wone

Office Manager

Tel.: +221 33 842 62 75





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