A Colloquium On International Commercial Arbitration And African States 2003* – Vol. 14 No. 1-2

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Author: Dr. Amazu Anthony Asouzu

Published: January 2004

Categories of Disputes
Commercial Disputes
Investment Disputes
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
International Institutions and Rules

Description: On the 4th and 5th of June 2003, a Colloquium on International Commercial Arbitration and African States, was held at the Senate House, University of London, with Prince Bola A. Ajibola, KBE, SAN of Bola Ajibola & Co. (Legal Practitioners and International Arbitrators), of Lagos, Nigeria, as the Colloquium Chair. The Colloquium brought together no fewer than 250 participants, before seven highly powered panels, composed of nearly 50 speakers.

The Colloquium on International Commercial Arbitration, ADR and African States is a forum, which primarily focuses on International Commercial Arbitration, ADR and African States, and presents the opportunity for discussing some other issues of importance to African States, their nationals and international partners. The Panels during the First Colloquium were chaired thus:
Prince Bola A. Ajibola, KBE, SAN: The Introduction to the Colloquium with the keynote speech on: “The Trend of Arbitration in Africa.”
Dr Mads Andenas: The International Dispute Settlement Systems and African States: The ITLOS, the PCA and the ICJ.
Miss Emilia N. Onyema: The Effective and Efficient of Arbitral and ADR Proceedings, Reforming Legal Education and the Legal Profession in Africa.
Professor A.G. Guest CBE, QC: Some International Commercial Arbitration Institutions and their Activities with implications for African States and their Nationals.
Professor John Uff, CBE, QC: Roundtable (A): “Trends and Developments in the Traditional Venues of International Arbitration and the UNCITRAL Model Laws on International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation in Africa,” & Roundtable (B): “OHADA Treaty and Uniform Arbitration Act 1999” with Professor Jan Dalhuisen: Roundtable (C): “The Adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Laws, Other Arbitral and ADR Related Initiatives in African States,” under the Panel: Some Trends and Developments in Arbitration and ADR with Implications for African States and their Nationals.
H.E. Justice (Mrs) H.N. Donli: Regional Integration and Economic Development in Africa and…

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