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Casablanca Arbitration Days 2018

  • 29 Nov 2018
  • 30 Nov 2018
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco

The New York Convention at 60: Has it Worked for Africa?

The Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFCA), the Casablanca International Mediation & Arbitration Centre (CIMAC) and McDermott Will & Emery are delighted to invite you to attend the upcoming fourth edition of the Casablanca Arbitration Days. The conference will take place at the Four Seasons Casablanca on November 29-30, 2018.

This event will provide exceptional opportunities for prominent lawyers and decision-makers to discuss the future of Casablanca as a seat of arbitration in Africa, sharing knowledge and engaging with peers in an open environment.

Due to the limited number of places available, we encourage you to confirm your interest and RSVP here.

Simultaneous translation in Arabic, English and French will be provided. 

Should you have any queries
or wish to register, please contact Mireya Berteau, here 

Click here for the “Best of” Casablanca Arbitration Days 2017.

Venue: Four Seasons Casablanca



9:30-10:00:    Introductory Speeches
10:00-10:30:  Keynote Speech
10:30-11:00:  Coffee Break
11:00-12:30:  Panel 1: 60 years of the New York Convention
12:30-14:00:  Networking Lunch
14:00-15:30:  Panel 2: The New York Convention in Africa
15:30-16:00:  Tea / Coffee Break
16:00-17:30:  Panel 3: Morocco and the New York Convention
17:30-19:00:  Panel 4: Arbitral Institutions and the New York Convention


9:30-10:00:    Speeches by Moroccan government officials
10:00-11:30:  Panel 5: Do we need a new New York Convention?
11:30-12:00:  Closing remarks

Confirmed speakers

Mohamed Abdel Wahab, George Bermann, Michael Black, Thomas Clay, Jalal El Ahdab, Juan Fernandez-Armesto, Ziva Filipic, Jacob Grierson, Anna Joubin-Bret, Azzedine Kettani, Mamadou Konate, Laurent Lévy, Corinne Montineri, Tarik Mossadek, Marijke Paulsson, Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Ina Popova, Maxi Scherer and Hicham Zegrary.

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