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Tribunal Composed in ICSID case against Senegal

In a dispute between African Petroleum Senegal Limited and Republic of Senegal instituted at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) regarding Hydrocarbon Concessions, the parties have agreed upon the appointment of the arbitrators after a potential conflict was identified for African Petroleum’s’ previous nominee back in 2018.

The claimant appointed Hamid G. Gharvi, a dual French-Iranian national while the respondents appointed Bernard Hanotiau, a Belgian national. Both parties then appointed Laurent Lévy, a dual Brazilian-Swiss national to preside the arbitral tribunal.

The claimant, African Petroleum Senegal Limited has appointed Betto Serglini from Paris, France as their legal counsel whereas the respondent, the Republic of Senegal, is represented by Agent Judiciaire de l’Etat du Sénégal and Linklaters from Dakar, Senegal and Paris France respectively.

More on the case available here.

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