Georges Arama

Partner – Avocat à la cour | Paris

Phone

+33 (0)1 44 95 20 00

Languages

French, English

Georges Arama

Partner – Avocat à la cour | Paris

Phone: +33 (0)1 44 95 20 00

Languages: French, English

Biographie

Georges Arama co-leads the firm’s “Arbitration” and “Public-Private Partnerships” teams. For 25 years, he has been advising on major infrastructure projects, particularly in French-speaking African States, and representing his clients’ interests in litigation cases. His practice covers all regulatory, transactional and commercial aspects of contracts in the mining sector, for private and public companies as well as States in a variety of areas.

Georges has extensive experience in commercial and investment arbitration before major international institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) or before the ECOWAS Court of Justice. He has acted for several African countries in relation to contracts funded by the European Development Fund and under the auspices of the Agreement of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Georges has also developed a solid expertise in the field of special economic zones in French-speaking African States, as well as in concession agreements (public services), particularly in the area of electricity.

In addition, Georges has been involved in the drafting of a sport’s code, a sustainable development law, special administrative clauses (CCAPs) for public works contracts, as well as regulatory texts on special economic zones for African States. He has also twice advised the Organizing Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations (defense and security contracts).

Expertise
  • Commercial and investment arbitration
  • Public contracts – Public-Private Partnerships
  • Law of the Organisation pour l’harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA), i.e. the Organization for the Harmonization of Corporate Law in Africa.
  • Special economic zones
Industry sectors
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Construction and major infrastructure projects (roads, dams, public buildings, special economic zones)
  • Energy (electricity), environment and mining activities
  • Logistics and transport (aviation)
  • Waste management and collection
  • Africa
Education
  • French Certificate of Aptitude for the Legal Profession (Paris, 1990)
  • Professional Master’s degree 2 (DESS) in International Business Law – University of Paris Dauphine
  • French LLB (Maîtrise) in Business and International Law – University of Paris Nanterre
Bar

Avocat à la Cour, Paris Bar, since 1991