Dr Amadou Dieng
- Department: Business Department
Amadou Dieng is a former member of French bar association. He has devoted his professional
practice to business law, arbitration in international commercial transactions, investment law,
contract law, and European law.
Amadou holds a PhD in law and his thesis focused on private foreign investment in four West
African countries. He holds also a Master of Laws (LL.M) in American Law, at Syracuse University
College of Law.
He has been a lecturer at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique latine (IHEAL) of the
University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 University, Cheikh Anta Diop University and Institut
Supérieur de Management in Dakar. He has led numerous training sessions on public
procurement law and public at the Institut Forhom in La Rochelle.
After specializing in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), he participated in the setting up and
directed the Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation Center of Dakar, where he was between
1998 to 2005 the permanent Secretary.
Among others, Amadou:
– Assisted the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to make operational the
International Centre for Mediation and Arbitration Centre;
– Assisted the Government of Djibouti to provide the necessary advice for possible mediation
regarding geothermal gas exploration and exploitation agreements signed between the
Government and an Icelandic company;
– Was appointed as an arbitrator, by the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) of the
Organisation for the Harmonisation Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) in a case
between an African State and a private company under national law concerning the
privatization of an agricultural sector;
– Assisted a claimant in an Ad Hoc arbitration procedure under the Arbitration Rules of the
Common Court of Justice and of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) of OHADA in a dispute relating to
a financing contract for the acquisition of shares in a company;
– Assisted a French company against an African State in an arbitration procedure relating to a
public procurement contract under the Arbitration Rules of the ICC Court of Arbitration.
Amadou is also the author of various books and articles, in French and English, on international
legal issues, in particular in relation to the (OHADA).
Amadou speaks and read French, English, Wolof and Spanish.