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Inaugural Africa Arbitration Day

When: Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Friday, September 4, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:50 PM
Where: Online ,

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About the Event:

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law in cooperation with the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London and Babcock University are organising the first African Arbitration Day, an authoritative conference on recent developments and topics of interest in international arbitration in Africa. Given COVID-19, this year's event is being presented as two half day webinars.

The speakers will discuss the following topics:

  • The challenges of having Africa as a preferred seat of arbitration
  • Inclusiveness: choice of Africans as arbitrators
  • Dealing with investment treaty challenges
  • Court support for arbitration: interim orders
  • The relevance of economic crimes and Illegality
  • State immunity and other topics

Why Arbitration in Africa:

Today, Africa is arguably the most magnetic of the world's emerging economies with a fast-rising youthful population and enormous opportunities for international trade and investments. Disputes arising in Africa have increased more than disputes from other parts of the world in all major arbitration institutes. This conference will address the most significant challenges and offer deep insights into issues that will affect strategy in dealing with disputes in future.

Who Should Attend:

In-house counsel and consultants and others responsible for international arbitration and litigation of companies and organisations, partners and head of litigation in international and domestic law firms who must not miss out on their share of dispute resolution work arising in or from Africa.

For the provisional programme, pricing and booking link please use the link above.