The Gambia has been given pro-bono assistance to deal with its international business contracts by the International Senior Lawyers Project.
Gambia is facing multiple court cases for breach of contract by a handful of foreign companies, some of which it seeking to settle through out of court negotiations.
Ms. Katherine Muhren of the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) has been attached to the Gambia’s Justice Department to help the West African nation deal with “complex international commercial agreements.”
Gambia’s Justice Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding between with ISLP, according to the country’s Attorney General, Aboubacarr Baa Tambadou.
Ms. Muhren has several years of legal practice experience including her current role as Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa based in Banjul.
Gambia has reached an out of court settlement with Conapro, one of the company’s that have sued the Gambia for an infringement of contract.
Gambia has agreed to pay $4 million to Conapro, a sum it has vowed to recover from former President Yahya Jammeh and his associates, who it blames for the loss.