Advised by Rachida Dati and Olivier Pardo, Eric Zemmour’s lawyer, the Congolese government has filed a request for arbitration against the Israeli tycoon, of which “Jeune Afrique” has obtained a copy.
While he undertook a vast inventory of the main mining contracts signed during the era Joseph Kabila, Félix Tshisekedi has also embarked on a legal battle against Dan Gertler, remained close to the former president. The oil assets of the Israeli billionaire, placed under sanction by the US Treasury in 2017 for suspected corruption, are also targeted.
The Congolese State therefore mandated Me Rachida Dati, the former minister of Nicolas sarkozy, as well as the Parisian firm Oplus – founded by Me Olivier Pardo, also lawyer of the polemicist Eric Zemmour and ex-counsel of the State of Equatorial Guinea – so that they file a request for arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) of the International Chamber of Commerce, in Paris. This tribunal was effectively seized on August 13.
For his part, Gertler designated the French Mes Jacques Bouyssou (Alerion) and Marc Pierre Stehlin (Stehlin & Associés, where the former minister also officiates Jean-François Cope).