African Petroleum (AP) is looking for an alternative arbitrator for its arbitration proceedings in Senegal after a potential conflict was identified for its previous nominee. The Senegalese government has not appointed an arbitrator either.
It would be recalled that AP registered a request for arbitration proceedings with ICSID on July 11, 2018 to protect its interests in the Senegal Offshore Sud Profond (SOSP) and Rufisque Offshore Profond (ROP) blocks in Senegal, following an unsuccessful attempt to resolve a dispute with the country’s government.
AP and the Senegalese government are entitled to each nominate an arbitrator, with a third arbitrator (the President of the tribunal) nominated by the two appointed arbitrators. Once all three arbitrators are appointed, the tribunal is formally constituted.
Source: Offshore Energy Today