Benoit Le Bars

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Benoit Le Bars, co-founder and managing partner of Lazareff Le Bars, represents clients in international arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution and has specialist expertise in corporate law, international trade law, international contracts and OHADA law. Benoit Le Bars’ practice focuses principally on commercial and investment arbitration involving complex trade relationships between businesses, investors and states and spans a broad range of jurisdictions and arbitral institutions.In addition to his work as counsel, he is often appointed as arbitrator and has extensive experience in arbitral forums worldwide.Benoit Le Bars is also known for his strong engagement in business and law in Africa, and is a recognised specialist in OHADA law. As evidence of his commitment to the continent, he launched a quarterly magazine focused on corporate law in Africa (MIDAA) and also hosts an annual conference for lawyers and business players across Africa (RIDAA). In addition, in 2016 he was appointed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Djibouti Chamber of Commerce to co-head the legal task force to establish the rules and practises for the new IGAD Arbitration Centre in Djibouti.In 2016, Benoit Le Bars published an exhaustive treatise of French law judgments in international commercial arbitration. Benoit Le Bars is a professor of law in the United States and in France.

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