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The High Regional School of Magistracy (ERSUMA) of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), is organizing in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), a free morning training via Zoom, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (GMT) on : “The COVID 19 pandemic and investment arbitration”.

This conference is part of a vast campaign initiated by ERSUMA to raise awareness among professionals and businesses on the institutional, legal, judicial and economic stakes of the pandemic in the OHADA States Parties.

Mr. Karel Osiris Coffi DOGUE, Doctor of Law, Director of Studies of ERSUMA will be the moderator of the training which will be conducted in the following order by:

Me Joachim BILE-AKA, Lawyer at the Abidjan Bar. Former President of the Bar Association of Côte d’Ivoire. Part time Trainer at ERSUMA. Member of the ICC International Court and Member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA).
Mr. Gaston KENFACK DOUAJNI, High Judge. Doctor of Private Law. President of Cameroon ONC. President of the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA). Arbitrator. Chairman of ALSF management board.
Mr. Achille NGWANZA, Doctor of Laws. Partner JUS AFRICA. Member of the ICC International Court, Chairman of the OHADA Working Group of the French Arbitration Committee.
Barrister Thomas KENDRA, Associate Lawyer, Arbitration Department, Hogan Lovells law firm, Paris.

Date and times : Tuesday 07 July 2020 from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT)
Opening of the virtual room : from 09:00 (GMT)
Cost: Free 
Target Audience : General public


  • To register: fill out the online registration form below:


To enter from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device
– Have a computer/tablet/smartphone with speaker and microphone; 
– Have a good and reliable Internet connection of at least 4G for good listening quality; 
– Click on the URL below to join the conference: 
ID : 841-9134-2658
Password : 524416

– To complete the online evaluation form at the end of the session, please click on the link below:


When facing any technical challenge, please contact the support team
– Phone/WhatsApp: +229 95561988 
– E-mail: kossoko.ersuma@ohada.org

ERSUMA is looking forward to your effective participation and thanks you for your trust and collaboration.

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