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Programme

08:30

Registration Opens

Day 1

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

10:00

General Assembly Meeting

12:30

LUNCH

14:00

Welcome  Remarks  by  Chief  Bayo  Ojo,  SAN,  President,  African Arbitration Association

14:15

Presentation of the African Arbitration Survey by Dr Emilia Onyema, Associate Professor, SOAS, London

14:45

Responses to the Survey by African States

Moderator:  Isaiah Bozimo, Partner,  Broderick Bozimo & Company

Panellists

Dr Didas Kayihura, Rector of The Institute of Legal Practice and Development

Justice Nasiru Ajanah, Hon. Justice, Kogi State Judiciary of Nigeria

Justice Babatunde Adejumo OFR, Hon. Justice, President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria

Emmanuel Bitta, Principal State Counsel, Office of the Attorney-General and Department of Justice, Kenya

Prof. Mohammed Sameh Amr, Chair of Public International Law, University of Cairo, Board Member of General Authority for Investment, Egypt

16:00

Opening  Ceremony  and  Official  Launch  of  the  African  Arbitration Association in the Host State

16:30

Concluding Remarks by Prof. Githu Muigai, Private Practitioner and Associate Professor, Public Law, University of Nairobi, Former Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya

16:45

GROUP PHOTO

18:00

Welcome Drinks Reception

Day 2

Thursday, 4 April 2019

08:30

Registration (tea and coffee served)

09:30

Welcome by Dr Rukia Baruti, Secretary General, African Arbitration Association

09.35

Address  by  Chief  Bayo  Ojo,  SAN,  President,  African  Arbitration Association

09.45

Address by Attorney General of Rwanda

10:15

GROUP PHOTO/COFFEE BREAK

10.45

The African Arbitration Association is here: Now What?  [This panel will discuss the significance of the establishment of the AfAA and what needs to be done by stakeholders to ensure that the AfAA’s objectives are met]

Moderator:  Duncan Bagshaw,  Partner, Howard Kennedy

Panellists

Julius Nkafu, Barrister, Great James Street Chambers, London

Bwalya Lumbwe, Arbitrator, Zambia

Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, Partner Foley Hoag LLP, Washington DC

Lise Bosman, Senior Legal Counsel, PCA & Executive Director, ICCA

12.00

The  Africanization  of  International  Disputes:  Rethinking  Our Approach to International Dispute Practitioners [This panel will discuss ways to encourage disputing parties to select African arbitration practitioners in international arbitrations]

Moderator: John Ohaga, Managing Partner, TripleOKLaw

Panellists

Dr Emilia Onyema, Associate Professor, SOAS, London

Diane Okoko, Principal Partner, Marcus-Okoko & Co.

Adebayo Adenipekun, SAN, Managing Partner, Afe Babalola & Co.

Professor Nelson Enonchong, Barrister, No 5 Chambers and Barber Professor of Law, Birmingham Law School

13.15

LUNCH

14.30

Keynote Address by His Excellency Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President, International Court of Justice

14.45

The Use of African Arbitral Institutions: The Pan African Investment Code Paves the Way [This panel will discuss whether and to what extent African States should play a role in increasing the use of African arbitral institutions in Africa-related arbitrations. Reference will be made to the approach adopted by the Pan African Investment Code]

Moderator: Babajide Ogundipe, Partner Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore

Panellists

Dr  Ismail  Selim, Director,  Cairo  Regional  Centre  for  International Commercial arbitration

Oluwatosin Lewis, Executive Secretary, Lagos Court of Arbitration

Dr Fidele Masengo, Secretary General, Kigali International Arbitration Centre

Lawrence Muiruri Ngugi, Registrar/CEO, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration

16.00

Investment Arbitration Developments in Africa: We Are Awake But Are We Smelling the Coffee? [This panel will discuss recent changes in legislation by African States  in  their attempt  to  curb  the  adverse  effects of  investment arbitration and the wider implications of such changes]

Moderator: Shan Greer, Consultant, Floissac Fleming & Associates

Panellists

Naomi Tarawali, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Tarek Badawy, Partner, Shahid Law Firm

Vlad Movshovich, Partner, Webber Wentzel

Madeline Kimei, Founder & CEO, iResolveTM Tanzania

17:15

ICSID Rule Amendment Proposals and Their Relevance to African States

Speaker: Paul-Jean Le Cannu, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”)

17:30

17:45

Concluding Remarks by Dr Gaston Kenfack Douajni, Magistrate, Director of Legislation, Ministry of Justice, Cameroon President, APAA

19:00

DINNER


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