• Mouhamadou Madana KANE, Ph.D
    Founder and Executive Director

    Mouhamadou is the Founder and Executive Director of ACILP. In this capacity, he manages the day-to-day operations of ACILP, supervises the execution and delivery of programs and projects, and represents ACILP externally.

    Specialized in International Economic and Finance Law and International Dispute Resolution, Mouhamadou’s main expertise is in investment law, investor-state arbitration, law & development and public policy. He has worked for six years in the international development finance sector, at the Islamic Development Bank, focusing particularly on designing legal and policy solutions for financing projects in developing countries especially in Africa. While working as consultant for the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC), he was involved in various trade/ legal advisory projects and initiatives for strengthening the capacity of national trade and arbitration institutions and ensuring better integration of developing countries into the multilateral trade system.

    Mouhamadou has authored various publications in international law, especially on investment treaties, investment arbitration, corruption, state contracts, economic governance, international banking and development finance. A former intern in the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, former visiting researcher at Saint-Louis University (Missouri, USA), and former lecturer in law at Cergy-Pontoise University, he holds a Ph.D in international law from the same University, haven written his thesis on the application by ICSID tribunals of the law of State responsibility. Mouhamadou is about to complete a Master in Public Administration and public policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is a member of several international law associations et professional societies.

  • Aboubacar FALL, Ph.D
    Director of Programs

    Aboubacar Fall is the Director of Programs of ACILP. In this capacity, he provides technical leadership with respect to the design and implementation of ACILP programs and projects.

    Dr. Fall is currently a partner at Geni & Kebe law office in Dakar. His career as international lawyer includes working in various senior capacities for international organizations such as the African Development Bank, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the World Bank etc. Until recently, he was the chairman of the Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), an international organization set up to build the debt management capacity of African States and assist them in negotiating complex commercial transactions and addressing creditor commercial litigation.

    Specializing in international law of economic governance (including debt negotiation and management), maritime law and international arbitration, Dr. Fall has conducted various law reform programs and legislative drafting initiatives for African States.

    Former president of the Senegalese Maritime Association, Dr. Aboubacar is a titular member of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) and a member of the Pan-African Lawyers Union (PALU), the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Law Association (ILA), the Swiss Arbitration Association, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPIN).

    Holder of a Ph.D in Law (Rouen), an LLM (Seattle) and a Masters in International Transportation (Sorbonne), Dr. Fall is regularly invited to speak at international law conferences, and is the author of hundreds of publications in international law. In 2014, he was named by Financial Afrik as one of the 100 economic and financial influencers in Africa.