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    • 3 Jul 2019
    • NAIROBI, Kenya

    This one-day seminar is an ideal opportunity for trade professionals who want a practical overview of Gafta contracts and how to apply legal and commercial principles to everyday scenarios in the trade. It will be run by Gafta's General Counsel, Jonathan Waters, Jonathan is a barrister with over 30 years PQE, having advised clients, ranging from those listed on the London Stock Exchange to small-medium enterprises, and specialises in international arbitration, dispute resolution and commercial contracts.

    The seminar will include an overview of English contract law (on which all Gafta contracts are based), an analysis of the key Gafta contract terms as well as an in-depth consideration of a number of important topics such as counterparty risk, default and damages, commercial considerations, dispute resolution (including Gafta arbitration) and important 'do's and don't's' when contracting.

    *The language of this seminar will be English*

    Who should attend? This course is aimed at trade professionals who:

    • Need to have an understanding of what to expect when dealing with Gafta contracts within their role
    • Are experienced in the trade but need practical and commercial and legal guidance on the key principles and features of Gafta contracts
    • Are interested in attending a Gafta training course in the future
    • Want to gain a better understanding of the key legal and commercial principles which underpin Gafta contracts and English contract law generally

    Dresscode: The dresscode for Gafta training is smart-casual. Suits are not required.


    To view the full seminar programme, CLICK HERE.

    For more information, please click here

    • 8 Jul 2019
    • 19 Jul 2019
    • LAGOS, Nigeria

    The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

    Georgetown University Law Center (Georgetown Law)


    The International Law Institute – African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE)

    are delighted to bring to Lagos a high-level, intensive, practical and engaging 10-day program on Investment Arbitration especially designed for legal professionals in the public and private sector around Africa. With the current levels of investment on the continent, arbitration is an increasingly important area of knowledge and specialization that calls for more participation from African counsel and arbitrators.

    Run by highly respected and experienced institutions globally, the program is scheduled to run from July 8 -19, 2019 and will give participants the opportunity to:

     Learn first-hand from, and engage with ICSID counsel and seasoned arbitration


     Gain insight into jurisdiction and substantive protections in investment arbitration

     Review the practice and procedures in investment arbitration

     Discuss recent trends involving African states and their impact

     Discuss remedies and costs, as well as recognition and enforcement

     Examine case studies for enhanced learning on practice, global trends and best practices

     Sharpen their skills and knowledge through participating in a mock arbitration

     Earn certification jointly awarded by ICSID, Georgetown Law and ILI-ACLE

    Learning Outcome: By the end of this premium program, participants will have enhanced knowledge and skills in navigating the practice and procedures in investment arbitration, particularly the special procedures in ICSID arbitration.

    FEE: US $1,500 per participant


    Email: lawexecediliacle@georgetown.edu for application details

    Phone: +256 754500504 (WhatsApp no)/+256 753979825

    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • LAGOS, Nigeria

    Register here

    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 30 Aug 2019
    • NAIROBI, Kenya

    Conference Overview :

    This year’s theme is ‘Government Contracting and Investment Disputes: Lessons for States and Investors‘. The conference will explore the full spectrum of government contracting from procurement and PPPs (public private partnerships), tender disputes, dispute mitigation in government contracts, investment arbitration and arbitrating with governments in African centres. In 2018, the Kenya government successfully defended 2 high profile investment arbitrations: an ICC arbitration relating to the power sector; and an ICSID arbitration in the mining sector. There is focus across the continent on investment in renewable energy, sustainable development, agriculture, healthcare, and education. How can governments and investors better contract? Disputes are expensive, even for the winner –can they be mitigated? Can damages be better assessed and recovered? Do African international arbitration centres and practitioners have a place in investment arbitration? We will answer these questions at EAIAC 2019.


    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 19 Sep 2019
    • LONDON, UK

    Applications are invited for Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration Training in London

    for details, click here

    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 20 Sep 2019
    • LAGOS, Nigeria

    Location: Lagos Court of Arbitration. 1a Remi Olowude Street, Lekki Phase One, Lagos, Nigeria

    Register here

    • 8 Nov 2019
    • JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

    This conference will discuss the latest developments and trends in Investment Arbitration with a particular focus on their impact on Africa and the role of Africa.

    Register your interest to attend

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • GICAM, Douala, Cameroon

    To be advised

    • 3 Jun 2020
    • 5 Jun 2020
    • ACCRA, Ghana

    Venue: Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra

    3 June 2020: Annual General Meeting

    4 - 5 June 2020: Annual International Arbitration Conference

    Details to follow

Past events

20 Jun 2019 TIArb 3rd Annual Arbitration Conference
17 Jun 2019 4th ICC Africa Conference
10 Jun 2019 Mauritius Arbitration Week (MAW)
3 Jun 2019 Arbitration Training in London
30 May 2019 International Mediation Conference
30 May 2019 1st NCIA Regional Investment Arbitration Moot
23 May 2019 Spotlight on African and Asian Opportunities
22 May 2019 The International Arbitration Clause: Legal and Commercial Factors for Consideration
3 Apr 2019 AfAA Conference & General Assembly Meeting
7 Mar 2019 4th Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa
12 Feb 2019 5th SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference
9 Feb 2019 Arbitrating Banking and Finance Related Disputes : A New Paradigm?
4 Feb 2019 LCA International Arbitration Certificate Programmes
18 Jan 2019 Regional Training Workshop on Dispute Management in Africa Infrastructure Projects
12 Dec 2018 Construction Arbitration in Africa
9 Dec 2018 Sharm El Sheikh VII: World’s Sole international biennial conference on The Role of State Courts in International Arbitration
29 Nov 2018 Casablanca Arbitration Days 2018
21 Nov 2018 Second International Arbitration Conference in Libya
19 Nov 2018 Seminar on Reviewing Reforms to the International Investment Regime and to the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism
15 Nov 2018 IBA Dispute Resolution in Africa
14 Nov 2018 Arbitration in Africa
7 Nov 2018 The Role of the Youth in ADR: A Shifting Landscape?
7 Nov 2018 2018 CIArb Kenya Annual Conference: ADR Trends In a Dynamic Legal Environment
5 Nov 2018 Hot Topics in Investment Arbitration
26 Oct 2018 Africa and the International Law of the Sea
25 Oct 2018 Investment Arbitration in Africa: Developments & Challenges
25 Oct 2018 2018 CIArb Nigeria Annual Conference & Gala Night
22 Oct 2018 Maîtriser le nouveau cadre de l'arbitrage & médiation OHADA
12 Oct 2018 Le Contentieux Des Espaces Maritimes Africains : Enjeux, Defis et Strategies
3 Oct 2018 Séminaire sur l'Arbitrage CCJA et OHADA
2 Oct 2018 Commercial Mediation Training
28 Sep 2018 Carving a Niche in the Global Arbitration Practice: Skills and Strategies for Success.
27 Sep 2018 La CCJA - Cassation et arbitrage dans l'espace OHADA
20 Sep 2018 Regards croisés sur la pratique de la médiation & de l'arbitrage
19 Sep 2018 Etat des lieux de l'arbitrage en Afrique
19 Sep 2018 The limits of party autonomy in institutional arbitration
17 Sep 2018 London Annual Training on Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration
11 Sep 2018 ICC YAF: Preparing for a Career in International Arbitration
30 Aug 2018 6th East Africa Arbitration Conference
24 Jul 2018 An Interactive Workshop on Emerging Issues in Africa's Evolving Arbitration Scene
29 Jun 2018 Arbitration in Africa

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