WHO WE ARE
ADDIS LAW GROUP LLP represents African States, their agencies, and their enterprises as well as private establishments in international litigation and arbitration in diverse fora across the globe. These representations include matters arbitrated under the rules or auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the European Development Fund (EDF), the Grain and Feed Trade Association of London (GAFTA), and the Refined Sugar Association of London (RSA) as well as various ad hoc arrangements.
ADDIS LAW GROUP LLP
ALG, formed and established in Washington DC, now serves clients across Africa and beyond. ALG has handled cases and counseled clients in diverse matters and sectors including mining, oil and gas, railway, energy, infrastructure, construction, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, real estate, private equity investment, and commodities trade.
ALG also acts in matters of public international law.
Maintaining its institutional base in Washington, in order to best serve its clients’ counseling and representational needs, ALG partners with ZEELAW Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is the seat of the African Union, the focal point of United Nations activity in Africa, and the site of more than one hundred diplomatic missions.
Unburdened by the high overhead costs of large global firms and uniquely equipped with local knowledge and cultural competence, ALG’s agile and forward-thinking institutional culture allows the privilege of offering world-class legal services with a deep sense of duty and loyalty.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
ALG prides itself on the diversity and accomplishments of its lawyers. We have trained in both the civil and common law traditions. We have studied and taught the law in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Together we hold decades of litigation and transactional experience. We have successfully represented clients in a wide variety of high-stakes matters across the globe.
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES
Representing an African State in a $200 million mining concession dispute with an Israeli company under a bilateral investment treaty before an arbitral tribunal seated in The Hague
Representing an African State in multi-pronged proceedings against a series of Dutch personalities in relation to the protection of indigenous intellectual property rights
Represented an African State in a $1.4 billion oil-and-gas concession dispute with a Chinese company under the ICC Rules before an arbitral tribunal seated in Switzerland
Represented two African States in a dispute with an Italian railway construction joint venture under the EDF Arbitration Rules, with arbitral seat in Africa and administered by the PCA
Represented an agency of an African State in a water infrastructure construction dispute with an Italian joint venture under the EDF Arbitration Rules, with arbitral seat in Africa and administered by the PCA
Represented an African State-owned enterprise (SOE) in a series of grain trade disputes under the GAFTA Rules, including challenges to the arbitral process in the courts at the arbitral seat
Represented an African SOE in a sugar trade dispute with a Swiss company under the RSA Rules in London
Represented an African SOE in a sugar trade dispute with a Malaysian company under the RSA Rules in London
Represented a gold mining company in a dispute under the ICC Rules with arbitral seat in Paris
Represented an African manufacturing company in a shareholders’ dispute with an Italian company under the ICC Rules
Advised an African firm in a dispute with an American investor as under the Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration