Kodo Law Firm - Arbitration
Dr. Mahutodji Jimmy Vital KODO, Attorney at law (France), Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA – The Netherlands); the Africa Commission of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC – France); the Singapore International Arbitration Court Users Council (SIAC – Singapore). Former Technical Advisor to the President of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA – Côte d’Ivoire). Dr. Kodo published the book Arbitration in Africa under OHADA Rules (Kluwer, 2020).
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb – United Kingdom), Dr. Kodo is a certified arbitrator of the CCJA and is listed on the Arbitrator Roster list of many institutions around the world (inter alia, LCA – Nigeria; MIAC – Mauritius; SHAC – China; IAI – France and the roster of the Arbitrators of African Descent with a U.S Nexus – USA).
As an independent practitioner, Dr. Kodo has acted as co-arbitrator in Investor-State disputes and as sole arbitrator and counsel in commercial and construction disputes.
In 2021, as a Consultant for the Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility (co-funded by the European Union, the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH – GIZ, the British Council – BC, Expertise France – EF, and Stichting Nederlandse Ontwikkelingsorganisatie – Netherlands Development Organisation, SNV), Dr. Kodo revised the Arbitration Rules of the National Centre for Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation (CENACOM) of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and also trained more than eighty arbitrators of the centre.