Dr. Mouhamadou Madana Kane

Lead Legal Counsel, Islamic Development Bank Group

Dr. Mouhamadou Kane is an experienced development practitioner and international lawyer specializing in international investment law, investment treaty arbitration, and project finance. He currently serves as Lead Legal counsel with the Islamic Development Bank where he has been jointly appointed by the Bank and the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to lead the project of modernizing the OIC Investment Treaty, including establishing a permanent mechanism for the settlement of investment disputes arising thereunder. In this capacity, Dr. Kane’s role includes managing the process for amending the Treaty, leading the technical consultations with OIC Member States and institutions, and preparing the relevant documentation for the approval of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers. Dr. Kane is also the founder of the African Center of International Law Practice (ACILP), which is an international law think tank whose mandate is to bridge the gap between international law and public policy in Africa.

Dr. Kane holds a Ph.D in Public International Law/International Investment Law & Arbitration, and is a member of leading international law professional associations. He has authored/co-authored several publications in the field of international investment law and policy, including the recent book entitled “Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century”.

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