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Mahamat Atteib

Mahamat Atteib

Associate, GENI & KEBE Lawyers

Mahamat Atteib provides regulatory advice for foreign investors, particularly in the oil and gas and mining sectors. He conducts research and contract reviews, including for project financing of extractives projects. Mahamat also has an interest in arbitration and has been elected as a representative for Africa, Middle East and Turkey of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.

Experience has included advising:

  • Makabingui Resources on its loan and mining contract in Senegal
  • As a team member, the SNE-1 joint venture [Cairn / Woodside Petroleum / FAR] on their offshore oil project
  • China Export-Import Bank on the repayment mechanism agreement to fund the Chad National ICT Modernization Project
  • JLL Corrigo on Ivorian privacy laws applying to its on-line building maintenance request platform
  • Almastone on its transfer of a debt as a guarantee in Côte d’Ivoire
  • Sucafina on its pledge of stock and collateral in Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gwar Sen on restructuring its affiliate companies in Senegal
  • Volkswagen KRL3 on its local implementation and personal data issues in Senegal
  • As a team member, Affert Resources in its claim and exequatur proceedings against ICS in Singapore and Senegal

Professional Qualifications

  • Jurist, Senegal (2013)


  • University of Gaston Berger, LL.M. (2016)
  • University of Gaston Berger, LL.B. (2012)
  • Strathmore University, Certificate in Mining Law (2018)
  • OHADA Higher Regional School on Magistrature, Certificate in Business Law (2013)


  • Representative for Africa, Middle East and Turkey of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

Africa Energy Futures: Senegal

Senegal is implementing a gas to power program in the energy sector. Its purpose is to convert existing thermal power plants to dual-fuel and to build future thermal power plants using natural gas as a primary energy source. The exploitation of the GTA field will play an important role in promoting consumption of clean energy and will support the implementation of the gas to power program.