Mamadou KONATE

JFC Avocats Paris, Bamako

Tel.: +33672083198

. Founder of JFC Avocats

Head of the Mediation and Arbitration practice

Admitted to the Mali and Paris Bars

. Expert in OHADA Law


Practice areas:  

  • Corporate and business law, specialized in OHADA law (Degrees in Business Law and Employment Law from the University of Bordeaux)
  • Commercial Law
  • Insolvency
  • Company Law
  • Labor and Social Security Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Mediation


  • Professional practice in Mali with extensive international experience, in communities and economic areas such as WAEMU, ECOWAS, CEMAC, OHADA, OAPI and CIMA
  • Acts in numerous investment cases and transactions involving major international projects on behalf of a variety of international companies, multinationals, financial institutions, international organizations and governments, providing both advisory and dispute resolution support. professionnelle au Mali et à l’international surtout, dans les communautés et zones économiques telles que l’UEMOA, la CEDEAO, la CEMAC, l’OHADA, l’OAPI et la CIMA
  • OHADA law Expert

Professional activities:

  • Registered arbitrator within several arbitration centers (CCJA, CECAM, CPAM-CADEV) in West Africa, North Africa and Europe, Secretary-General of the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA), member of the French Arbitration Commission (CFA)
  • Teaching: Business law lecturer and coach
  • Publications: Contributes to the drafting, revising and proofing of legislative texts at the national level (for compliance purposes) and community level, publishing director of the Jurifis Info review and the Revue Trimestrielle de Droit et de Jurisprudence des Affaires, member of the scientific committee of the ERSUMA (an OHADA institution) Review. Author of the Guide to Insolvency Proceedings under OHADA Law, the Guide to Civil Proceedings in Mali, the Electoral and Electoral Disputes Guide and La Justice en Afrique (Justice in Africa), a book published in 2018
  • Speaking engagements: Contributes to several conferences and seminars on OHADA law and arbitration (in France and internationally, in Mali and in the OHADA member countries)
  • Memberships: Member of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the European Association of Lawyers, President of the association “TICS DU DROIT”, and Vice-President of the African Academy for the Practice of International Law (Academie Africaine de la Pratique du Droit International)
  • Senator of the Junior Chamber International (JCI)
  • Former Minister of Justice of Mali


  • French
  • English