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Dr. Abdul Hamid EL AHDAB

Professeur Thomas CLAY

Juan J. RODRIGUEZ

Kenneth WEISSBERG

Audrey WEISSBERG

Xavier PALLARES MOLEY

Roland AMOUSSOU-GUENOU

 

LAWYERS AND OF COUNSEL

 

AMOUSSOU-GUENOU Roland

AMOUSSOU-GUENOU Roland

Address :
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
C/O School of Management
P.O BOX 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani
12120 Thailand

Professional telephone : (+66-2) 524-6373
Mobile 08 9 503 20 38
Fax : (+66-2) 524-5667

Email : ramoussou@ait.ac.th

NATIONALITIES : French

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH : Benin

EDUCATION :

Institution

Harvard Law School (USA)

Date: from - to

1999

Degree or diploma obtained

Program Instruction for Lawyers:
“Negotiation Workshop”-


Institution

Professional Training School of Paris Court of Appeal Bar (France)

Date: from - to

1995-1997

Degree or diploma obtained

Specialisation in International Law


Institution

Date: from - to

1987-1995

Degree or diploma obtained

Ph.D. in International Private Law (International Arbitration)


Institution

University of Toulouse (France)

Date: from - to

1986-1987

Degree or diploma obtained

LL.M in International Business Law


Institution

National University of Benin (UNB)

Date: from - to

1979-1983

Degree or diploma obtained

LL.B in Business Law

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :

Date

Location

Employer

Position

Description

 

 

 

June 2002

Bangkok

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Legal Expert on Legal Cooperation in the ASEAN/adviser

Legal Expertise Mission (Reports submitted)

  • 12/12/04 – 15/12/04 – Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • 26/04/04 – 28/04/04 – Singapore
  • 02/04/03 – 04/04/03 – Laos (Vientiane)
  • 19/11/02 – 23/11/02 – Philippines (Manila)
  • 02/09/02 – 05/09/02 – Vietnam (Hanoi)
  • 29/09/02 – 3/10/02 – Cambodia (Phnom Penh)

Date

Location

Employer

Position

Description

 

 

 

July 2002

Bangkok

School of Management - AIT

Visiting Lecturer at the AIT

Design and teach courses

  • September 2002 Term : “International Contracts and Dispute Resolutions”
  • January 2003 Term : “Legal Aspects of International Business, Legal Risk Management and Dispute Resolution Methods”
  • May 2003 Term : “Legal Aspects of International Business, Legal Risk Management and Dispute Resolution Methods”
  • September 2003 Term : “Legal Aspects of International Business, Legal Risk Management and Dispute Resolution Methods”
  • January 2004 Semester : “Legal and Judicial Reforms and International Dispute Resolutions”
  • January 2005 Semester : “Legal and Judicial Reforms and International Dispute Resolutions”
  • June – July Inter-Semester 2005 : “Legal and Institutional Reforms in Asia and Legal Challenges of the Information Society”
  • August 2005 Semester : “International Business Dispute Management”, Executive MBA Program
  • January 2007: Legal and Regulatory Issues in Oil and Gas (SET)
  • August 2007: Legal Risk in Oil and Gas Industry (SET)
  • August 2007: Legal Reform and Issues of International Business (SOM)
  • January 2008 : Legal and Contractual Risk Management (SET-AIT Bangkok)
  • January 2008: Legal and Contractual Risk Management (AIT Centre – Vietnam)

 


Date: from – to

1992 – June 2002

Location
Rome, Italy
Company
International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Position

Senior Program Legal Counsel - Lawyer/Trainer

Description

Manager of Courses and Seminars at the International Development Law Institute involving design, delivery and follow-up.


Date: from - to 1992 - 1999
Location Paris (France)
Company Paris Bar Association
Position

Lawyer

Description

Specialised in general and international cases: international trade and institutional arbitration – for CCI, CIRDI, LCIA, OHADA – and ad hoc consultation and arbitration.
Consultant in Business Law and Company Law.


Date: from - to

1998 - 1999

Location Tours (France)
Company University of Tours
Position

Lecturer

Description

LLM in Foreign Trade


Date: from - to

1988-1991

Location

Paris (France)

Company

Law firm Leboulanger & Associés

Position

Lawyer

Description

Assistance and Defence of clients in Court

 

PUBLICATIONS Recent Lectures/Conferences :

  • “The Regional Integration in the ASEAN, what lesson can be learned for the OHADA Experience”? Hanoi University (Maison du Droit), 19 December 2007
  • Organizer of the Seminar “Doing Business in Africa”, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Thailand, Bangkok, 3-4 December 2007, Chairman of the session on “Legal environment for Business”
  • “The OHADA Arbitration Reform and the Chinese Investment in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”, University of Macau (China), 27 November 2007
  • Chairman and Facilitator of the Seminar on “Efficient Remuneration of Expatriate Employees”, Irving Seminar & Training, 18 October 2007, Bangkok
  • Chairman and Facilitator of the Seminar on “Thailand Board of Investment B.O.I Promotion and Planning New Regulations & Tax Planning Opportunities”, Irving Seminar & Training,  18 September 2007, Bangkok
  • Chairman and Facilitator of the Seminar on “Service Fees and Royalties, Practical Tax Planning Possibilities & Legal Pitfalls”, Irving Seminar & Training, 27 August 2007, Bangkok
  • Chairman and Facilitator of the Seminar on “New Challenges and Opportunities in Thai and International Taxation”, Irving Seminar & Training, 18 July 2007, Bangkok
  • Chairman and Facilitator of the Seminar on “Duty Planning and Problem Solving”, Irving Seminar & Training, 5 June 2007, Bangkok
  • “ECAP II/AUN Conference on IP Education and Networking” – Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 28-30 May 2007
  • “Managing University Intellectual Property for Pakistan University Senior Managers”, AIT Conference Centre – 25 May 2007
  • Chairman and Facilitator of the Seminar on “Tax and Legal Challenges for Real Estate Investment & Development in Thailand”, Irving Seminar & Training, 5 April 2007, Bangkok
  • Chairman and Facilitator of the Seminar on “Resolving Transfer Pricing Disputes With the Thai Revenue Department”, Irving Seminar & Training,  8 March 2007, Bangkok
  • Chairman and Facilitator of the Seminar on “Tax Efficient Remuneration of Expatriate Employees”, Irving Seminar & Training, 15 February 2007, Bangkok
  • Organizer, Coordinator and Speaker, Regional Training Course on Intellectual Property, (RIPMA 01), AIT Conference Centre, 25 September – 7 October 2006, Thailand
  • Speaker, “IP Policy in Universities and Research Institutes: Challenges and Opportunities”, RIPMA 01, 26 September 2006, Thailand
  • Speaker, at the Conference organized by the National Innovation Agency (NIA) on “Intellectual Property Management and Technology Licensing Workshop” – 21 September 2006, Siam Paragon, Bangkok. Topic presented: “Challenges and Opportunities of IP in Thailand, from University Perspective”.
  • Speaker, Trainer and Co-Chair at the EU-Southeast Asia 2006 ICT Forum in Singapore 19-23 June 2006. Topic presented: “Intellectual Property Rights - Software protection: Copyright vs. Patent. A case study of the music industry in the digital era”.
  • Lecturer on “Overview of the Legal Framework of e-Commerce” for the Distance Learning Seminar on “How to Enhance Market Efficiency through e-Commerce: Legal and Regulatory Framework” organized by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the World Bank on December 22, 2005, Thailand Center of Academic Resources (CAR), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok – Thailand
  • Moderator for the Distance Learning Program on “Policy Dialogue on Dispute Review Board” organized by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the World Bank on December 5, 2005, Thailand Center of Academic Resources (CAR), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok – Thailand
  • Contributor to the presentation on “Intellectual Property Challenges and Opportunities for AIT” for “AIT Discussion on Patent and Intellectual Property Issues” organized by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on November 30, 2005, Asian Institute of Technology - Thailand
  • Lecturer on “Policy and Legal Issues for Running an e-Business in GMS Countries” for “The Training Programme on e-Business Development Services for Enterprise Support Agencies in the Greater Mekong Subregion” organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and AIT Extension on November 7 – 11, 2005, Asian Institute of Technology - Thailand  
  • Lecturer on “Legal Aspects of e-Commerce” for “The UN/UNITAR Regional Fellowship Programme in International Law for Countries from Asia” organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) on October 24 – November 5, 2005, Bangkok - Thailand    
  • Training for Legal Experts for the Legal Cooperation, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France on 29 – 31 August, 2005, Paris - France.
  • Lecturer on “Panorama de la cybercriminalité” for the Training Program on “Le droit de technologie informatique: nouveau défi à l’égard des systems juridiques contemporains”, jointly organized by The Faculty of Law, Cantho University and L’Agence universitaire de la francophonie on July 18 – 20, 2005 at Cantho University, Cantho - Vietnam 
  • Guest for the Training Program on “GMS Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management – Learning Program on e-Governance” organized by Administrative Staff College of India, on July 11 – 15, 2005, Hyderabad - India as :
      • Keynote speaker on “e-Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in the Developing Countries”
      • Lecturer on “e-Governance Policies & Enabling Mechanisms in GMS Countries”
      • Lecturer on “ICT in Trade/Commerce Facilitation”
      • Lecturer on “Building Trust in e-Transactions - Cyber Law”
  • Guest Speaker on “Legal Aspects of e-Procurement” for the International Conference on “e-Procurement”, jointly organized by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Public Procurement Service (PPS) of Republic of Korea and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), on June 20 – 25, 2005, Seoul – Korea  
  • Guest Speaker on “An Overview of ICT – Related Legal Issues in Thailand” for the “Technopreneur Development Program”, jointly organized by Thailand Science Park, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) and Asian Institute of Technology – School of Management on May 5 – 6, 2005, Nakorn Nayok  – Thailand
  • Contributor to the book on “Harmonized Development of Legal and Regulatory System for E-commerce in Asia and the Pacific: Current Challenges and Capacity Building Needs”, ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment (54) United Nations, New York, 2004.
  • Article on “Capacity Building Needs for Harmonized Development of E-Commerce Legal Systems in Asia and the Pacific” on the Proceedings of the Regional Expert Conference on “Harmonized Development of Legal and Regulatory System for       E-commerce in Asia and the Pacific : Current Challenges and Capacity Building Needs”, jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and The French Government on July 7-9, 2004 at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok – Thailand.
  • Guest Speaker on “ASEAN (or Asian) Principles of Contracts Law” for the International Colloquium on “Drafting of International Contracts Law”, organized by Maison du Droit Vietnamo – Française on December 13 – 14, 2004 at Daewoo Hotel, Hanoi – Vietnam
  • Guest speaker on “Instructional Methods: Understanding and Selecting the Proper Mixture of Participative and Interactive Learning Techniques” for the professional Development Course on “Training of Multilateral Development Diplomacy Trainers”, organized by AIT Extension – Asian Institute of Technology and sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on December 6 – 17, 2004 at Asian Institute of Technology - Thailand. 
  • Conference on “La protection des données à caractère personnel”, organized by the Embassy of France in Thailand and Thammasat University on the occasion of the bicentenary of the French Civil Code and the 70th anniversary of Thammasat University, on December 8-9, 2004 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok – Thailand.
  • The Second International Workshop on the “Harmonisation of Legal Infrastructure for E-commerce in ASEAN” project, organized by Galexia Consulting on October 13, 2004 at Landmark Hotel, Bangkok – Thailand.
  • Training for Legal Experts for the Legal Cooperation, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France on 30 August – 1 September, 2004 in Paris - France. 
  • Co-organizer and resource person for the Regional Expert Conference on “Harmonized Development of Legal and Regulatory System for E-commerce in Asia and the Pacific: Current Challenges and Capacity Building Needs”, jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and The French Government on July 7-9, 2004 at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok – Thailand.
  • Guest Speaker on “Legal Aspects of e-Government” for the Regional Workshop on “Implementing e-Government”, organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and sponsored by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on 31 May – 4 June, 2004 at the United Conference Centre, Bangkok - Thailand
  • Guest speaker on “Conflict Management System and Good Governance” for the World Bank Distance Learning Program organized by International Development Law Organization (IDLO) on January 22, 23, 26 and 28, 2004 at the Centre of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University – Thailand
  • Guest speaker on “Legal Frameworks for Participation in Government” for the Professional Development Program on Participation in Government and Civil Society, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, organized on December 1-9, 2003 at Asian Institute of Technology - Thailand
  • Guest Speaker for the seminar on the Legal Aspects of the International Investment, organized by the Department of Export Promotion of Thailand – The Ministry of Commerce, at The International Trade Training Institute on November 24, 2003 in Bangkok - Thailand
  • Guest Lecturer for IDLO “Development Lawyer Course” (DLC) on “Droit Arbitrage Commercial” organized by IDLO (International Development Law Organization) from October 20 – 23, 2003 in Rome - Italy
    • Guest speaker on “Harmonization of Cyberlaws in the Greater Mekong Region” for the regional seminar on “Information Technology Enabling Legal Frameworks for the Greater Mekong Subregion” organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) from September 29 – October 1, 2003 at the United Conference Centre, Bangkok - Thailand
    • Guest speaker on “Legal Risk Management in the Rubber Industry” for The First Module on “The Challenge of Managing an International Company in a Multicultural Environment for the Ansell Management Development Programme (Ansell MDP), conducted by School of Management – AIT from 18 – 22 July, 2003 at Asian Institute of Technology
  • Guest lecturer for UNITAR International Law Fellowship Programme 2003 on “International Trade Law and Commercial Arbitration” organized by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) from July 7 – 10, 2003 in the Hague (International Court of Justice) – Netherlands
  • Guest speaker on “The Actions of Legal Cooperation in the Mekong Countries” for the fourth conference of Mekong Committee, organized by Vovan & Associés on March 20, 2003 in Thailand
  • Guest speaker for the seminar on “Legal Issues of E- and M - Commerce”, (School of Management – AIT, Thailand), March 19, 2003
  • Guest speaker for the seminar on “Legal Aspects of E-Commerce”, (School of Advanced Technology – AIT, Thailand), March 11, 2003
  • Guest speaker on “The Legal and Regulatory Challenges of the Digital Divide” for the Closing Gaps in the Digital Divide Regional Conference on Digital GMS, organized by AIT, The Greater Mekong Sub-region Academic and Research Network and ASEAN Foundation (Japan-ASEAN solidarity Fund) on February 26-28, 2003 at Asian Institute of Technology – Thailand.
  • Article on “Definition of Electronic Commerce : A Quest for “Homo Electronicus”,  published in AIT Newsletter Vol.2 No. 9 May 30, 2003 and No. 11 June 27, 2003
  • Article on “Cyberlaw : is a Domain Name a property?”, published in AIT Newsletter Vol.2 No. 3 February 14, 2003
  • Contributor to : “L’OHADA et les perspectives de l’arbitrage en Afrique” – Université Internationale de Langue Française sponsored by the “Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie”  Ed. Bruylant, Bruxelles, Vol.1 2000.
  • "The Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)", Oil & Gas, issue 4 April 1998, p. 167 and seq

LANGUAGE SKILLS :
(1 to 5 for competence)


Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

French

5

5

5

English

5

4

4

Italian

4

3

3

Spanish

4

2

2

Mandarin

2

2

1

Thai

1

2

1

MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES :

  • Member of Paris Bar Association
  • Member of the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce Legal Committee (Bangkok)
  • Arbitrator before various International Arbitration Institutions
  • Former Member of a working group, dedicated to arbitration in Africa, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  • Honorary Member of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars accorded by the Centre For International Legal Studies (CILS), Salzburg, Austria.
  • Former Assistant-Secretary of the Pan African Council of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

FIELD OF WORK

  • International Arbitration and ADR
  • International Contracts and legal risks management
  • Construction contracts
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Legal and Judicial Reforms
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Aspect of E-Commerce and E-Governance
  • “Training of Trainers” for Lawyers and Judges
  • Regional Cooperation and Integration
  • Science and Technology  for Development

PRESENT POSITION

  • Consultant for the World Bank (Arbitration Law Reform in Africa)
  • Founder of the Asia-Africa Business Consulting Company Ltd (Thailand)
  • Project Manager, Science and Technology For Development in Africa (Thailand)
  • Adjunct Faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology (School of Management and School of Engineering and Technology)
  • WIPO IP University Coordinator in Asia

 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

- Member of the International Dance Council of the UNESCO

- Promoter of the Asia-Africa Foundation (Thailand)