Foley Hoag Attorneys Hery Frédéric Ranjeva and Valentine Fages Train Madagascar Government Officials on Oil Profit-sharing Contracts

March 28, 2017

Foley Hoag partner Hery Frédéric Ranjeva and associate Valentine Fages recently trained government officials of Madagascar on oil profit-sharing contracts at a special session organized by the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Madagascar. The training, which was designed to equip government officials with the skills to negotiate these contracts, took place in Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital city.

Throughout their presentation, which was attended by officials from five ministries and executive agencies, Ranjeva and Fages discussed a broad range of topics including pre-contractual issues, drafting and negotiating key contractual clauses, fiscal aspects, community development agreements and dispute resolution.

Opening and closing remarks at the session were provided by H.E. Mr. Ying Vah Zafilahy, the Minister in charge of Mines and Hydrocarbons and Mr. Abdelkrim Bendjebbour, the African Development Bank Resident Representative to Madagascar.

Ranjeva and Fages are members of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department, both resident in the firm's Paris office. Their practice focuses on international law, international litigation and arbitration matters, and they frequently represent sovereign states, companies and individuals before domestic courts. Ranjeva also counsels foreign investors operating in Madagascar. He is frequently recognized by Chambers and Partners Global, Legal 500 France, Décideurs Afrique: contentieux et arbitrage and Leaders League: Litigation & International Arbitration.

The ALSF is an international public institution hosted by the African Development Bank Group. Its mandate is to support African states by providing legal advisory services for vulture fund litigation and negotiating complex commercial transactions.

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