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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Prof. Emilia Onyema – [Nigeria/UK]

Mr. Muhammad Ussama – [Egypt]

Dr. Mohamed Aboul-Saoud – [Egypt]

Dr. Isabelle Fellrath – [Swiss]

Ms. Matilda Idun-Donkor – [Ghana]

Mr. Mouhamed Kebe – [Senegal]

Mr. Samuel Mbiriri Nderitu –[Kenya]

Ms. Erin Cronjé – [South Africa/Netherlands]

Chair: Mr. Kizito Beyuo [Ghana]

3rd Annual Conference of the AfAA

3 – 5 November 2022

THEME: "AFRICANISATION OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION"

Venue: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel

ACCRA, GHANA

THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER 2022

REGISTRATION

(09.30AM – 18.00PM)


Annual General Meeting

(14:00 PM – 16.00PM)


OPENING CEREMONY

Welcome

(17:00PM – 17:10PM)

Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN, Principal Partner, Bayo Ojo & Co., President, AfAA


Goodwill Message

(17:10PM – 17:20PM)

Godfred Yeboah Dame, Ghana Attorney General & Minister for Justice


Keynote Address

(17:20PM - 17:50PM)

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,GCFR., Former President of Nigeria


Launch of the SOAS 2022 Arbitration in Africa Survey

(17:50PM - 18:00PM)


COCKTAIL RECEPTION

(18:00PM – 20.00PM)


Address by Reindorf Chambers

Goodwill Address

Chief Gbola Akinola, SAN, C.Arb, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria Branch

DAY 1 – FRIDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2022

Welcome Address

(08.45AM – 09.00AM)

Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN, Principal Partner, Bayo Ojo & Co., President, AfAA

Morning Session 1

(09.00AM – 10.30AM)

Panel 1 – Africanisation of International Dispute Resolution: a Myth, a Fact, or a Movement

Moderator:

Femi Omere, Founder / Managing Director, Hosted in Africa Group Limited

Speakers

Francis Oleghe, Member of Faculty, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators

Professor Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile, E.J. Ball Endowed Chair, School of Law, University of Arkansas

Prof  Olabisi Akinkugbe, Assistant Professor, Viscount Bennett Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Dr. Naglar Nassar, Senior Partner at NassarLaw

COFFEE BREAK

(10:30AM – 11:00AM)

Morning Session 2

(11:00AM – 12:30PM)

Panel 2 – AfCFTA: a window of opportunity for Africanisation of Dispute Resolution

Moderator:

Dr Sally El Sawah, El Sawah Law

Speakers:

Amr Arafa Hasaan, Counsellor, Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority

Augustine Kidisil, Partner, Ferociter

Dr Chrispas Nyombi, International Commercial Law, University of Derby

Kholofelo Kugler, Counsel at the Advisory Centre on WTO Law

LUNCH

(12:30PM – 14:00PM)

Afternoon Session 1

(14:00PM – 15:30PM)

Panel 3 – Customary dispute resolution mechanisms in Africa, its promotion in national and international context

Moderator:

Prof Emilia Onyema, School of Law, SOAS University of London

Speakers:

Prof. Andrew Chukwuemerie, Professor/Principal Partner, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt/Okibe Lawhouse

Dr Steve Ouma Akoth, Vice-Chairman, Alternative Justice System Taskforce

Dr Chinwe Umegbolu, Host and Producer of Expert Views on ADR (EVA)

Dr Henry Seidu Daanaa, Lawyer and former Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs

Hon. Mary Ang'awa, (Rtd) Judge, FCIArb, Accredited Mediator

COFFEE BREAK

 (15:30PM – 16:00PM)

Afternoon Session 2

(16:00PM – 17:30PM)

Panel 4 – Creating a fertile ground for the advancement of different forms of dispute resolution mechanisms

Moderator:

Naomi Tarawali, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Speakers:

Andrew Maclay, Consultant, McNair International

Godwin Omoaka, Partner, Templars

Lawrence Ngugi, Registrar, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration

Oluwaseun T Oloruntimehin, Managing Partner, S. O. Oloruntimehin & Co.

DAY 2 – Saturday, 5 NOVEMBER 2022

Morning Session 1

(09.00AM – 10.30AM)

Panel 5 – Securing funding for dispute resolution in Africa

Moderator:

Olivier Pognon, Director & CEO at The African Legal Support Facility

Speakers:

Ben Sanderson, Of Counsel, Global Practice Manager for International Arbitration, DLA Piper

Kwadwo Sarkodie, Partner, Mayer Brown International LLP

Augustin Barrier, Counsel, LALIVE SA

Cheng-Yee Khong, Senior Relationship Manager, Head of Hong Kong office, Omni Bridgeway

COFFEE BREAK

 (10:30AM – 11:00AM)

Morning Session 2

(11:00AM – 12:30PM)

Panel 6 – COVID and its impact on dispute resolution

Moderator:

Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner, Geni & Kebe

Speakers:

Dr. Wilfred Mutubwa, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch

Kirsty Simpson, Partner, DLA Piper South Africa

Bobby Banson, Lead Consultant, Robert Smith Law Group

Dr. Dalia Hussein, Deputy Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)

LUNCH

(12:30PM – 14:00PM)

Afternoon Session 1

(14:00PM – 15:30PM)

Panel 7 –Sectoral Stocktaking of African Disputes

Moderator:

Solomon Ebere, Of Counsel, Omnia Strategy LLP

Speakers:

Bwalya Lumbwe, Managing Consultant, Incipio

Michael Ostrove, Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration, DLA Piper

Suzanne Rattray, Director, Rankin Engineering Consultants

COFFEE BREAK

 (15:30PM – 16:00PM)

Afternoon Session 2

(16:00PM – 17:30PM)

Panel 8 –  The Interplay between Arbitration and Litigation: the important role played by domestic courts in safeguarding disputing parties’ choice to resort to arbitration

Moderator:  

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

Speakers:

Karishma Vora, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

Hon. Dr. Fauz Twaib, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation and ADR, REX Attorneys

Hon. Monica K. Mugenyi, Judge, Uganda Court of Appeal

Hon. Charles Woode, United States Administrative Law Judge, and President, Woode International Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc.

Closing Remarks

(17:30PM – 17:45PM)

Vlad Movshovich, Partner Dispute Resolution Practice, Webber Wentzel, Board Member, AfAA

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

(19:00PM to 20:00PM)

Dr Sylvie Bebohi Ebongo, Co-Founder & Partner HBE Avocats France, Managing Partner HBE Avocats Cameroon, Board Member, AfAA

DINNER

(20:00PM – 23:00PM)




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