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  • Year: 2018
  • Month: March
  • Jurisdiction: Africa

OHADA adopts new texts on arbitration and mediation

20 March 2018 Clément Fouchard; Roland Ziade, Africa


The revised OHADA Uniform Act on Arbitration (the Arbitration Act) and revised Rules on Arbitration of the Joint Court of Justice and Arbitration (the CCJA) (the Rules), as well as the new Uniform Act on Mediation (the Mediation Act), entered into force on 15 March 2018. The fruit of nearly two years of consultations among the 17 Member States of the Organisation for the Harmonization of Corporate Law in Africa (OHADA), these new acts will apply to all proceedings initiated as of such effective date. These acts had all been approved on 23 November 2017 by the OHADA Council of Ministers.

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