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The Paris Court upholds the supranational nature of OHADA law in dismissing annulment application (CA Paris 16/25484, 20 December 2018)

The Paris Court of Appeals recently upheld an arbitral award applying OHADA law. The application to set aside the award had been brought by the State of Cameroon based on arguments made under Cameroonian law. However, the Court applied OHADA law over Cameroonian law, in the process confirming the supranational nature of OHADA law. This is therefore an interesting decision which shows the courts of a state external to OHADA confirming that law’s pre-eminent stature. After a brief review of the facts and procedure of the Garoubé saga leading to