Arbitration and Mediation The solutions offered by judicial litigation are not always adapted to today’s business environment. They are sometimes too slow and tend to sever commercial ties rather than re-establish them.

Mediation and arbitration are alternative methods of dispute resolution that are becoming increasingly more common in both domestic and international disputes.

The firm has a long-standing practical experience with these alternative dispute resolution methods. Our team advises companies, investors and public enterprises in disputes involving contracts and investment structures operating in the OHADA region.

Our team has an established reputation for litigation in a wide range of sectors, including, but not limited to, acquisitions and joint ventures, contractual disputes, oil and gas, energy, mining and natural resources, banking and finance, distribution, international sales and construction.

We are committed to defining for and with our clients the most suitable and constructive solutions for their situation.

Houda Law Firm has a perfect knowledge of institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules (OHADA and local). The firm’s Managing Partner Khaled Houda is an arbitrator at the Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Centre in Dakar and at the OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration in Côte d’Ivoire.

The firm acts on behalf of its clients during the various stages of a dispute: from the drafting of dispute resolution clauses to representation during the arbitration, to related procedures (protective measures) up to the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Houda Law Firm draws on the experience of its lawyers in the public and private sectors to address the legal, strategic, and commercial issues of each client. The firm’s lawyers have an excellent legal know-how, combined with excellent multi-lingual skills, ensuring the best possible support for the client.