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CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2017 - Johannesburg
Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 08:30 – Thu, 20 Jul 2017, 18:15 SAST
For details on the programme and speakers please refer to our website.
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is launching three international conferences in 2017 which will examine ‘The Synergy and Divergence between Civil Law and Common Law in International Arbitration’. The theme will be developed during each conference by identifying the issues and then developing solutions, using a pragmatic approach to the understanding and utilisation of both systems within arbitration.
Each conference examines the issue in depth from the perspective of different regions to build a comprehensive analysis of the topic. The Johannesburg conference will cover the issues relating to the African continent following the Dubai conference in March which looked at the Middle Eastern and Asian point of view. The European and American angle will be considered in the final and concluding conference to take place in Paris in December.
Johannesburg Conference, 2017
The Johannesburg conference will take place on 19-20 July 2017. The welcome address will be given by the President of CIArb, Professor Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid C.Arb, and Christopher Adebayo Ojo C.Arb, former attorney general of Nigeria. Speakers will include the Honourable Professor Githu Muigai, Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya, Mamadou Konaté, Mali Minister of Justice, Justice Charles Kajimanga, Judge of the High Court of Zambia as well as a host of other eminent figures from leading industries.
The programme comprises a series of panel discussions on the following topics:
- The role of legislation in developing and sustaining an arbitration friendly seat
- Judicial intervention, perceptions and reactions
- What the client wants: strategic choices in drafting arbitration agreements
- The perspective from arbitral institutions on building a synergy between common and civil law
- Civil-common law divergence and convergence in handling disputes from specific industries
- Investment arbitration in the African context
- Arbitrators: the civil and common law styles
- Synthesis of recommendations to bridge the gap between legal traditions in Africa.
All sessions will be discussed and debated from both common law and civil law angles with speakers from common law and civil law backgrounds. We will be delving into the differences and similarities between these perspectives.
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