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2nd Annual Africa Arbitration Day

Date: TBC

Time: 12:30 - 17:00 (UK time)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London and online TBC


Event Details

BIICL in cooperation with Queen Mary University of London and Babcock University are organising the second African Arbitration Day, an authoritative conference on recent developments and topics of interest in international arbitration in Africa. The event will be held on 1 November 2021. It will bring together leading practitioners, arbitrators and academics working in the area of international arbitration related to Africa.

We are pleased to annouce that Professor Adelardus Kilangi, Attorney General of the United Republic of Tanzania will deliver the keynote address.

The speakers will discuss the following topics:

  • An overview of the existing network of IIAs, Pan-African Investment Code
  • Investment Protection under the African Continental Free Trade Area; Draft Model BIT for African states.
  • Reforming International investment agreements involving African States
  • Practices, trends, and reform of investor-State settlement involving African States
  • Positions of African States towards the current discussions for reform under the UNCITRAL Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform

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.


Registration will open shortly. To receive an alert when registration opens, please email the Events team.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 4 CPD hours.


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