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The AfAA Webinar Series on "Conversations on International Arbitration/ADR in Africa" is a platform for AfAA Members to raise awareness of their practices and initiatives in international arbitration /ADR in Africa and an opportunity for them to interview a seasoned international arbitration / ADR practitioner



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Muhammad Ussama is a former Judge, a practicing lawyer and arbitrator in Egypt and admitted to the Egyptian Bar (Appeal). He joined the Arbitration Team at Shalakany at the start of his legal career in 2009. In 2011, he was appointed as a Judge at the Egyptian Council of State where he served for about 7 years. Thus, he is well versed in both private-law and public-law matters. In 2018, Muhammad chose to return to the private sector where he feels he can best exploit his maximum potential. Muhammad is involved in a number of international commercial and investor-State arbitrations.


Dr Gaston Kenfack Douajni, a Vice President of the AfAA, is a Magistrate, currently the Director of Legislation at the Ministry of Justice in Cameroon; he has obtained a Doctorate of International Economic Law at the University of Paris I (Pantheon Sorbonne) in 2005, a Certificate on trade, negotiations and settlement of trade disputes at the Kennedy School of Government –Harvard University (USA) in 2004 and an Habilitation to Direct Researches at the University of Pau in France. He is the Editor of the “Revue Camerounaise de l’Arbitrage”, the President of the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA), registered on the list of arbitrators and conciliators at ICSID, at the OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration and Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

In addition, Gaston KENFACK DOUAJNI is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and of the International Federation of Arbitration Centres and Associations (IFCAI).

President of the 49th Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), he teaches business law at various universities (in Africa and Europe) and has recently been promoted as the Chair of the Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF).

Gaston KENFACK DOUAJNI sits as President of Arbitral Tribunal, Arbitrator, co-arbitral in ICC, ICSID, CCJA arbitration procedures.



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