19 Jun 16

1st ICC Africa Regional Arbitration Conference

Lagos, Nigeria, • English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Nigeria are organizing the first ICC Africa Regional Arbitration Conference in Nigeria on 19-21 June 2016.

Description

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This three day conference is about “Arbitration and Africa: Prospects and Challenges”. The conference will focus on the relationship between inward foreign investment in emerging markets in Africa, the types of disputes which may arise, and the African experience in arbitration proceedings.

Who should attend

This programme will benefit practicing lawyers, arbitrators, magistrates, engineers, academics, corporate counsel and LL.M. students.

Programme

Day 1 – 19 June 2016

18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Reception/Cocktail

Babatunde Savage

Chairman, ICC Nigeria & Regional Co-ordinator for Africa, Lagos

Gabriel Olawoyin, SAN

Chairman of the Arbitration & ADR Committee, ICC Nigeria, Lagos

Day 2 – 20 June 2016

08:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome Address and Opening Keynote Speech

Dorothy Ufot, SAN

Chairperson, Host Committee, Lagos

Augustine Alegeh, SAN

President, Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja

Alexis Mourre (Keynote Speech)

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Yemi Osinbajo, SAN (Special Guest of Honour)

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja

10:00 – 11:35 Roundtable-Investing in Africa

The CEOs of companies investing in African countries will share their experiences in investing in Africa, as a backdrop to the subsequent discussions of the relationship between Arbitration and Investments.

Michael Adenuga Jnr.

Chairman, Globacom Limited, Lagos

Aiko Dangote

President/CEO Dangote Group

Herbert Wigwe

MD/CEO, Access Bank PLC, Lagos

Uzochi Nwagwu

Chief Operating Officer, GE Oil and Gas, Lagos

Kadaria Ahmed

Consultant, Reinvent Media Ltd, Lagos

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder/Chairman, EcoNet Wireless Group, Harare

11:35 – 12:15 Coffee Break

12:15 – 13:30 Africa and Investor- State Dispute Settlement

The panel will explore current burning issues around Bilateral
Investment Treaties, the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
process and how this impacts on African economies. There will also
be need for insight on issues which typically arise in the context of
ISDS including the assertion of sovereign immunity by African states
and the enforcement of awards against African states.

Karel Daele

Partner & Head of Arbitration Practice, Mishcon de Reya, LLP, London

Paul Idornigie, SAN

Head, Department of Commercial Law, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja

Baiju Vasani

Partner, Jones Day, London

Maurice Kenton

Partner, Clyde & Co., London

Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Founding Partner and Head of the International Arbitration and Finance Groups, Zulficar & Partners

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:15 Arbitration in Africa

This panel will present the ICC experience when dealing with
African-related arbitration proceedings. In addition the panel will
comprise of experts who will discuss the challenges and prospects
of arbitration in Africa.

Sami Houerbi

Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa,
ICC International Court of Arbitration, Tunis

Babatunde Fagbohunlu , SAN

Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos

Jimmy Kodo

Special Advisor to the President, Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA, Abidjan

Harry Matovu, QC

Barrister, Brick Court Chambers, London

Rukia Baruti

Founder and Managing Director, Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA),London

16:15 – 17:30 The Impact of the Judiciary on Arbitration in sub-Saharan Africa

To what extent do the courts support or disrupt arbitration? The session will include enforcement of arbitral awards.

Kamal Shah

Head, Africa and India groups, Stephenson Harwood, London

Elizabeth Karanja

Director, JMiles & Co., Nairobi

Jacques Werner

Principal, Werner & Associés, Geneva

Roger Wakefield

Senior Associate, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg

Dorothy Ufot, SAN

Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot & Co., Lagos

19:00 – Gala Dinner

Day 3 – 21 June 2016

09:00 – 10:15 A Debate on Costs: The Cost of Arbitration in sub-Saharan Africa

Arbitration costs is the cost of development.
Experience of practitioners and users.
Dealing with the perception of rising costs.

Tunde Ogunseitan

Counsel, ICC, International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Andrea Carlevaris

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Jerome Finnis

Counsel, Hogan Lovells International LLP, London

Funke Adekoya, SAN

Partner, AELEX, Lagos

10:15 – 11:30 Roundtable: The role of In-House Counsel in Arbitration Proceedings

This panel will bring together a group of in-house counsel to discuss the various strategic decisions they are called to take throughout the arbitration process, from any settlement considerations and initial case assessment prior to the commencement of proceedings to the management of the case and enforcement proceedings following the issuance of the award.

Enobong Enyenihi Ozor

Team Lead, Contracting, Commercial & Non-Environmental Litigation, Global Litigation, Nigeria

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Lagos

Ned Mojuetan

General Counsel, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Lagos

Anthony Djokoto

General Counsel, Tullow Oil, Accra

Diamana Diawara

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00- 13:15 Abuse of Process in International Arbitration and the Unwillingness of Counsel to Accept the Outcome of Arbitration in sub-Saharan Africa – Damaging the Brand.

Ace Ankomah

Managing Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (BEL&A), Accra.

Des Williams

Director & Head of Arbitration Practice, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg

Patrick Ikwueto, SAN

Principal Partner, Ikwueto Law Firm, Abuja

Stephan Wilske

Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart

Emilia Onyema

Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Law & Social Sciences;

Senior Lecturer, International Commercial Law, School of Law, SOAS, University of London.

13:15 – 14:45 Lunch

14:45 – 16:15 Parallel Industry Sessions

  • Construction Disputes
  • Energy Disputes
  • Arbitrating International Trade and Shipping Disputes
  • Arbitrating Telecommunications Disputes

Construction Disputes

Kwado Sarkodie

Partner, Mayer Brown International LLP. London

Abdul Jinadu

Barrister, Keating Chambers, London

Virginie Colaiuta

Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP, London

Jacob Grierson

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, Paris

Paul Ngotho

Managing Director, Ngotho Property Consultants Ltd., Nairobi

Energy Disputes

Maxi Scherer

Senior Lecturer, International Arbitration and Energy, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) & School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London, London;

Special Counsel, WilmerHale, London

Jean Andre-Diaz

Special Counsel, Total, Paris

Tunde Ogowewo

Senior Lecturer, School of Law, King’s College, London

Sena Anthony

Managing Director, Chief Sena Anthony & Associates, Lagos

Arbitrating International Trade and Shipping Disputes

Hassan Bello

Executive Secretary and CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council

Kofi Mbiah

Chief Executive of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Accra

Andrew Pike

Head of Ports Terminals & Logistics Corridors, Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, Durban

Monica Nkechi Mbanefo

Former Director, International Maritime Organization, United Nations

Arbitrating Telecommunications Disputes

Anthony Idigbe , SAN

Managing Partner, Punuka Associates, Lagos

Simon Greenberg

Partner, Clifford Chance, Paris

Paula Hodges QC

Partner & Head of Global Arbitration Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London

Stephen Kiptinness

Lead Partner, Kiptinness & Odhiambo Associates, Nairobi

Gerhard Wegen

Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart

16:30 – 17:00 Conference Debriefing

Speakers

Funke Adekoya, SAN

Partner, AELEX, Lagos

Michael Adenuga Jnr.

Chairman, Globacom Limited, Lagos

Kadaria Ahmed

Consultant, Reinvent Media Ltd, Lagos

Augustine Alegeh, SAN

President, Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja

Ace Ankomah

Managing Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (BEL&A), Accra.

Sena Anthony

Managing Director, Chief Sena Anthony & Associates, Lagos

Rukia Baruti

Founder and Managing Director, Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA),London

Hassan Bello

Executive Secretary and CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council

Andrea Carlevaris

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Virginie Colaiuta

Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP, London

Karel Daele

Partner & Head of Arbitration Practice, Mishcon de Reya, LLP, London

Aliko Dangote

President/CEO Dangote Group

Diamana Diawara

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Jean-Andre Diaz

Special Counsel, Total, Paris

Anthony Djokoto

General Counsel, Tullow Oil, Accra

Babatunde Fagbohunlu , SAN

Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos

Jerome Finnis

Counsel, Hogan Lovells International LLP, London

Simon Greenberg

Partner, Clifford Chance, Paris

Jacob Grierson

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, Paris

Paula Hodges QC

Partner & Head of Global Arbitration Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London

Sami Houerbi

Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Tunis

Paul Idornigie, SAN

Head, Department of Commercial Law, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja

Anthony Idigbe , SAN

Managing Partner, Punuka Associates, Lagos

Patrick Ikwueto, SAN

Principal Partner, Ikwueto Law Firm, Abuja

Abdul Jinadu

Barrister, Keating Chambers, London

Elizabeth Karanja

Director, JMiles & Co., Nairobi

Maurice Kenton

Partner, Clyde & Co., London

Stephen Kiptinness

Lead Partner, Kiptinness & Odhiambo Associates, Nairobi

Jimmy Kodo

Special Advisor to the President, Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA, Abidjan

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder/Chairman, Econet Wireless Group, Harare

Harry Matovu , QC

Barrister, Brick Court Chambers, London

Monica Nkechi Mbanefo

Former Director, International Maritime Organization, United Nations

Kofi Mbiah

Chief Executive of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Accra

Ned Mojuetan

General Counsel, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Lagos

Alexis Mourre (Keynote Speech)

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Paul Ngotho

Managing Director, Ngotho Property Consultants Ltd., Nairobi

Uzochi Nwagwu

Chief Operating Officer, GE Oil and Gas, Lagos

Tunde Ogowewo

Senior Lecturer, School of Law, King’s College, London

Tunde Ogunseitan

Counsel, ICC, International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Emilia Onyema

Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Law & Social Sciences; Senior Lecturer, International Commercial Law, School of Law, SOAS, University of London.

Yemi Osinbajo, SAN (Special Guest of Honour)

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja

Enobong Enyenihi Ozor

Team Lead, Contracting, Commercial & Non-Environmental Litigation Global Litigation, Nigeria,
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Lagos

Andrew Pike

Head of Ports Terminals & Logistics Corridors, Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, Durban

Kwado Sarkodie

Partner, Mayer Brown International LLP. London

Maxi Scherer

Senior Lecturer, International Arbitration and Energy, Centre for Commercial Law Studies
(CCLS) & School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London, London;
Special Counsel, WilmerHale, London

Kamal Shah

Head, Africa and India groups, Stephenson Harwood, London

Dorothy Ufot , SAN

Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot & Co., Lagos

Baiju Vasani

Partner, Jones Day, London

Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Founding Partner & Head of the International Arbitration and Project Finance Groups, Zulficar & Partners, Cairo

Roger Wakefield

Senior Associate, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg

Gerhard Wegen

Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart

Jacques Werner

Principal, Werner & Associés, Geneva

Herbert Wigwe

MD/CEO, Access Bank PLC, Lagos

Des Williams

Director & Head of Arbitration Practice, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg

Stephan Wilske

Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart

Logistial notes

Location: Lagos

Date: 19-21 June 2016

Venue

Eko Hotels & Suites

Plot 1415, Adetokunbo Ademola Street

Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Additional information

Register online (secured payment by credit card) at www.iccng.org or by sending your full contact details and the registration form found below to Olubunmi Osuntuyi , Sec. Gen. ICC Nigeria

Email: bunmi@iccng.org and bunmiosuntuyi2004@yahoo.com

 

The fee includes all conference activities including documentation, lunches and coffee breaks, Sunday cocktail reception and dinner on Tuesday. Accompanying person for social events should be indicated. Sunday cocktail reception, sessions and networking lunches are restricted to participants only. Travel and hotel expenses are not included. Prices exclude VAT.

Travel and accommodation:
Travel and hotel expenses are not included. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

Cancellation charge:
Cancellations after payment are not refundable. However, registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge, provided that notice is sent to bunmiosuntuyi2004@yahoo.com or bunmi@iccng.org prior to the Conference.

Sponsorship opportunities:
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