2nd ICC Africa Regional Arbitration Conference

Lagos, Nigeria, • English
ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration

The ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Nigeria are organizing the 2nd ICC Africa Regional Arbitration Conference that will take place in Lagos, Nigeria from 14 to 16 May 2017.


The 2nd ICC Africa Regional Arbitration Conference is a “must attend” for Arbitration Professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest development and insights in international arbitration. Certainly, Africa is currently experiencing upsurge in international arbitration. With a line-up of top class speakers and topical discussions, the conference provides an excellent opportunity to network and build skills.

Who should attend?

This conference will be actively marketed throughout ICC exclusive global contacts involved in international arbitration and professionals


Sunday, 14th May 2017
16:00 – 18:00Launching of  ICC expedited rules
18:00 – 20:00Welcome Cocktail
Monday, 15th May 2017
Session One
9:00 – 10:30Welcome – Chair
Opening Remarks
Remarks by Special Guest of Honour
Comments by Guest of Honour
Vote of thanks
Session Two
10:30 – 12:00Too big for its shoes – will the rising cost of arbitration and the increasing complexity and depth of its rules not hurt the arbitral process?
Parallel Sessions
Session Three
14:00 – 15:30Building an arbitration practice – what do I need to do?
Session Four
15:30 – 17:00Arbitrability – a potential barrier to African bound investments?
Session Five
14:00 – 17:00How to be an effective administrative secretary
Tuesday, 16th May 2017
Session Six
9:00 – 10:30Panel: Investor –State disputes in Africa – State Parties and the arbitral process – where do they get it wrong?
Session Seven
10:30 – 12:00Panel: Reforming Arbitration law and practice in Africa – an update
Simultaneous Sessions
Session Eight
14:00 – 15:30Arbitration and the rebuilding of infrastructure in African conflict areas
Session Nine
14:00 – 15:30Barriers to Entry; Dealing with Diversity
Session Ten
15:30 – 17:00Arbitrating Intellectual Property Disputes as a developmental tool
Session Eleven
15:30 – 17:00Resolving Shipping Disputes in Africa through Arbitration – Sovereignty vs Party Autonomy


Full list of speakers will be communicated shortly

For further information, please contact

  • Olubunmi Osuntuyi
  • Secretary General, ICC Nigeria
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