Dr. Fathi Kemicha

Member, ICCA Governing Board


General Bio                

Fathi Kemicha is a member of the Bars of Paris and Tunisia and the founder of Kemicha Legal Consulting K.L.C in Tunis -Tunisia
He has a diploma in International Relations from the Institute of Political Studies – Paris and a PhD in International Law (with distinction) from the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne .He was also a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School-.
Fathi Kemicha is a member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) and the World Bank Group Sanctions Board.
He is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  He is also a member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) Board of Trustees. 
He has acted as arbitrator and counsel in numerous institutional and ad hoc commercial arbitrations. He has appeared as counsel to the State of Pakistan in the case concerning the Aerial Incident of 10 August 1999 (Pakistan v. India) before the International Court of Justice in The Hague.  He has also appeared as counsel to the State of Bahrain in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain (Qatar v. Bahrain), again before the International Court of Justice.

In addition, Mr. Kemicha served on the Arbitration Panel for Iraq’s prior debt restructuring program in 2005 and 2006 and again in 2008.
He is a former secretary general of the Arbitration System of the Euro-Arab Chambers of Commerce in Paris. He was also the Secretary General of the Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Bahrain and a former vice president and member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

Awards, Nominations and Special roles

Fathi Kemicha was made Knight of the French Legion of Honor by President Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, and awarded by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, "The Order of Bahrain" (First Class) –