Event 14 Oct. 2022
Curtis Provides Capacity Training to the Government of Uganda
Event 21 Sep. 2022
Kalidou Gadio Speaks at AIEN 2022 International Energy Summit
News 15 May. 2023
Curtis represents e-commerce retailer in its fight to recover monies withheld by PayPal, the global payment giant
News 16 Dec. 2022
Curtis Trade Team is top ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023
Event 08 May. 2023
Partner Irene Petrelli to Participate in ICC YAAF Event
News 02 May. 2023
Curtis Italy with DeA Capital in the Acquisition of Magic S.r.l
Event 23 May. 2023
Partners Luciana Ricart and Fernando Tupa Will Teach a Workshop on Hearings in Investment Arbitration for Arbanza School of Arbitration’s Online Program
Publications 23 Feb. 2023
Fernando Tupa Publishes Book on Forum-Specific Consent to International Arbitration in Investment Agreements
Event 03 May. 2023
Dr. Borzu Sabahi to Speak at ICSID-ADGM Joint Conference: Investment Protection and Armed Conflict
News 27 Sep. 2022
Curtis Boosts Riyadh Office with New Corporate Partner Stuart Davies
News 25 May. 2023
Curtis Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief for Distinguished Law Professors in First Amendment Retaliatory Arrest Case
News 06 Mar. 2023
Russia Sanctions at the First Anniversary: An Overview of Current Sanctions in the US, UK, and EU and How Global Companies Can Navigate Evolving and Conflicting Sanctions Regimes
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
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Africa-focused partner Kalidou Gadio’s practice primarily encompasses corporate and finance matters, with an emphasis on strategic economic development projects in the region, involving energy (oil & gas), natural resources and infrastructure. Previously, Mr. Gadio headed the Africa and MENA practices for an international law firm and has spent three decades at the African Development Bank, including eight years as its general counsel.
While with the multilateral finance institution African Development Bank, Mr. Gadio played a critical role in creating Africa50—a new investment bank for 54 African countries with a stated capital of $3 billion. He played a pivotal role in instituting the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) to assist African governments negotiate contracts and implementation of the Treaty on Anti-corrupt practices in the procurement of projects.
As part of his vast experience in banking, Mr. Gadio has acted as counsel to African governments in legislative reforms, assisted with institutional capacity building and advised sovereign corporations, private enterprises and public-private partnerships on project finance transactions and developing local capital markets. His counsel extends to advising governments and corporations in litigation and international arbitration disputes, arising from foreign investments in mining, oil and gas. He has experience in advising developers, construction companies, financiers and sovereign states on financing structures, risk allocation, financing arrangements.
Mr. Gadio has significant experience advising African central banks in their efforts to strengthen compliance with international standards in Anti-Money Laundering and those promoted by the Financial Action Task Force. He also advises on sovereign debt restructuring, Islamic financing US sanctions policy and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Mr. Gadio is native of Mauritania.
Commercial Disputes - Arbitration
News 19 Oct. 2022
Young African Entrepreneurs visit Curtis in Washington, D.C.