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Dr Aboubacar Fall

Founding partner
  • Department: Business Department
  • Experience: 30 Years
  • Email: a.fall@aflegal.sn

Dr. Aboubacar FALL is the firm’s Senior Partner. He is a member of the Senegal Bar and a former

member of the Paris Bar (France).

He holds a PhD in International Business Law from University of Rouen –Haute Normandy

(France) a Masters (LL.M) from University of Washington in Seattle (USA), a Masters in

International Transportation from University of Paris 1- Pantheon-Sorbonne (France) and two

Certificates in Petroleum Policy & Management from PETRAD Foundation in Stavanger


Dr. FALL has been practicing law for over 30 years. He has worked for over 10 years as Principal

Legal Counsel for the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and has served for 3 years as

Chairman of the Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). www.alsf.org

.From January 2015 to October 2018, he was a partner at Geni & Kebe law firm in Dakar.

In 2015 & 2016, he was nominated as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa by the

magazine Financial Afrik. In 2018, he was nominated by Financial Afrik among the 18 most

active law firms’ leaders in Africa.

Dr. FALL’s areas of expertise include, among others, banking & finance, maritime & aviation,

international business, trade finance, project finance, private equity and M&A , energy, mining,

oil & gas, infrastructure (PPP), fraud & white collar crime, international (commercial &

investment ) arbitration, & ADR.

Dr. FALL is a member of several professional organizations including the Association of

International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the International Energy Law Advisory Group

(IELAG), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), the

ICC FraudNet, the African Arbitration Association (AfAA), the Comité Maritime International

(CMI), the African Arbitration Association, the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA), etc.

In 2017 & 2018, he was nominated in the Who’s Who Legal as Asset Recovery Expert.

Dr. FALL holds several teaching positions in Senegal and abroad including the United Nations

Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR)in Geneva as well as the Institut Supérieur de Droit


de Dakar (ISDD) and the Institut des Métiers du Droit (IMD). He is currently the Program

Director of the Center for International Law Practice (ACILP) www.acilp.org  and has been

appointed in 2019 as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Lawyers for Africa

(ILFA) Program . www.ilfa.africa

Dr. Fall speaks and reads French, English, and Wolof.