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Application 1999-07 - Judgment of 24 November 2000
At the commencement of the hearing of the Motion to dismiss the Application on 22 November 2000 (see below, section B., para. 12) General Counsel objected to the appearance of the lawyer for the Applicant, Mr. Sadikou Ayo Alao, who had been the Deputy General Counsel of the Bank from (20 May 1977 to 17 November 1995), as Counsel representing the Applicant. The objection was based on Article 3.6 of the Staff Regulations which prohibited a serving or retired staff member from using any unpublished information relating to the Bank to private advantage. Mr.Sadikou Ayo Alao replied that the internal rules of the Bank permitted such representation.