6th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration

01-03 Jun 2022

Lagos and Online English, French CLE/MCLE/CPD/CNB credits & hours available

The 6th ICC Africa Conference is taking place in a hybrid format on 1-3 June 2022!

ICC’s annual Africa conference is the key forum for understanding international commercial arbitration in Africa. This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is becoming the most important gathering for the African arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.

An ICC Institute Advanced Training on Assessment of Damages by Arbitrators will take place on 1 June 2022.

Who should attend?

  • Practicing lawyers
  • Arbitrators, mediators
  • Corporate counsel
  • Academic
  • Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration in Africa
1 June: Training
2 June: Conference
3 June: Conference

ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Assessment of Damages by Arbitrators

*The Training will take place in person and in English only

*All times are West Africa Standard time

08.30 – 09.00

Welcome coffee

09.00 – 09.15

Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the training

  • Funke Adekoya, Independent Arbitrator, Nigeria
  • Patrick Hébréard, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, France
  • Dorothy Ufot, Founding and Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot & Co, Nigeria; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Chair, ICC Nigeria Commission on Arbitration & ADR

09.15 – 10.00

The Tribunal’s discretion to award damages versus the Tribunal’s duty to issue a reasoned decision

- The extent of financial reasoning required in the award

- The right of the Tribunal to reject both of the experts’ financial models without nominating an independent expert

  • Tarek Badawy, Partner, Shahid Law Firm, Egypt
  • Charles Nairac, Partner, White & Case LLP, France
  • Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Managing Partner, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co., Nigeria; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

10.00 – 10.30

Q&A

10.30– 10.45

Coffee break

10.45– 11.30

Financial approaches to assessing damages

- The uncertainty of the DCF method

- Other tools outside the DCF/FMV dichotomy

- The need for a more exact science

  • Funke Adekoya, Independent Arbitrator, Nigeria
  • Patrick Hébréard, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, France

11.30 – 12.30

Q&A and case scenarios 

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 14.15

Damnum emergens, lucrum cessans, and moral damages – how to calculate without double-counting

- In a case of unestablished business, where costs of the contract and loss of profit are sought

- In a case of conflicting business plan and real purchase offers

- How to calculate moral damages

  • Babatunde Ajibade, Managing Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co, Nigeria
  • Jean-François Le Gal, Partner, Pinsent Masons, United Kingdom    

14.15 – 15.15

Q&A and case scenarios

15.15 – 15.35

Coffee break

15.35 – 16.20

Award of interest: considerations for awarding compound post-award interest on costs, material and moral damages

  • Gaëlle Le Quillec, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland, France
  • Manuel Tomas, Partner, Foley Hoag, France

16.20 – 17.20

Q&A and case scenarios

17.20 – 17.30

Concluding remarks

  • Funke Adekoya, Independent Arbitrator, Nigeria
  • Patrick Hébréard, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, France

Programme (French)

African Arbitration: Consolidation and Transformation

*All times are West Africa Standard time

9.00-9.45

Welcome Addresses

Keynote Address

Conference Overview

  • Prof. Gbolahan Elias, Chairman, Planning Committee
  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Babatunde Savage, Chairman, ICC Nigeria 
  • Dorothy Ufot, Chair, ICC Nigeria Commission on Arbitration & ADR

9.50-10.20

Coffee break

10.25-11.25

OPENING PLENARY

African Arbitration in Review: Developments, Challenges and Future Opportunities

Arbitration in Africa has evolved over the years from when African courts were not considered arbitration-friendly and foreign investors viewed arbitration on the continent with suspicion.

Today, arbitration has taken a firm root in Africa. Court support for Arbitration has improved significantly. In addition, there exists a deep pool of competent and qualified practitioners; and arbitration users have therefore increased significantly.

Other stakeholders such as government and policy makers view arbitration as a fundamental tool for enabling business and investment on the continent and are putting measures in place to update their arbitration laws especially in the enforcement of foreign awards

This session will:

 - Highlight the key current developments in the various regions of Africa- East, West, North, South and Central Africa.
 - Spotlight the gains made thus far in the region and showcase the resources within the continent.
 - Examine the legislative changes, soft laws and case law to reflect our African jurisprudence.
 - Discuss ways in which arbitral institutions can collaborate to build capacity within the continent.
 - Discuss future opportunities and ways to enhance Africa’s economic development and attract important foreign investments through the instrumentality of international arbitration.

  • Hon. Justice Babatunde Edwards, Chief Justice, Sierra Leone
  • Njeri Kariuki, Chartered Arbitrator, Kenya; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Managing Partner, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co, Nigeria;  Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Njeri Kariuki, Chartered Arbitrator, ICC Court Member, Kenya
  • Robert Volterra, Founding Partner, Volterra Fietta, Canada 

Session Coordinator

  • Justina Lewa, Partner, Chapitre LLP, Nigeria

Moderated by

  • Adewale Olawoyin, Managing Partner, Olawoyin & Olawoyin, Nigeria

11:30- 12:15

Interview with the President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

  • Valentina Mintah, Founder, West Blue Consulting, Ghana; Member, the UN CEFACT; Member, the African Alliance on e-Commerce
  • Ralph Mupita, President and CEO, MTN Group, South Africa
  • Patrick Obath, Managing Consultant, Eduardo Associates, Kenya; Director, Trade Mark East Africa, East African Business Council (EABC), Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited (KPLC), Afren Plc, Standard Chartered Bank; Steering Committee Member of Global Green Growth Forum Kenya Chapter; Chair, Director and Programme Leader, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) (various sectors)

Session Coordinator

  • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Moderated by

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

12:20-13:20

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Challenges

This session will examine the various procedures for enforcing awards in the different African jurisdictions. It will discuss the challenges that have been faced in enforcement of foreign awards in the region and examine how fraud and corruption have been deemed to be vitiating elements that can affect the finality and enforcement of an arbitral award.

Within the context of the P&ID case, the session will consider whether there is a need to reassess the law regarding contracts that have been obtained either through fraud or misrepresentation.

  • Kabir Duggal, Lecturer, Columbia Law School, United States; Senior International Arbitrator Advisor, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Haruperi Mumbengegwi, Legal Counsel, African Legal Support Facility, Zimbabwe
  • Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid, Co-Global Head, International Arbitration, Evershed Sutherlands, Egypt
  • Dorothy UfotFounding and Managing Partner, Dorothy & CO, Nigeria; Chair,  ICC Nigeria Commission on Arbitration & ADR; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Session Coordinator

  • Sotonye Amachree, Senior Associate, Ajumogobia & Okeke, Nigeria

Moderated by

  • Prof. Andrew Chukuemerie, SAN, Partner, Okibe Law House, Nigeria

13:20-14:20

Networking break/lunch

14:30-15:25

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

New Trends in Energy Sector Disputes: - The Attractions for African Arbitration Practitioners

The energy sector is a critical element in Africa's economic development. It includes traditional resources such as oil, gas and coal as well as the increasing shift to renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind energy. The sector has been predominantly dominated by the petroleum industry. This has generated a significant number of disputes that have been resolved through international arbitration. And this number appears to be increasing.

Notably, there have been recent reforms and developments in the energy sector in some African States, aimed at enhancing growth and sustainability of the sector. For example, Nigeria recently passed the Petroleum Industry Act, which seeks to provide legal, governance, regulatory and fiscal framework for the Nigerian petroleum industry. Egypt has also made significant in-roads in the renewable energy sector in order to further ensure a competitive market.

This session will discuss some of the important developments in the energy sector in the different African countries. It will highlight how African arbitration practitioners can benefit from these developments.

  • Sarah Fafa Kpodo, Director Legal, Ministry of Petroleum, Ghana
  • Godwin Omoaka, SAN, Partner, Templars & Associates, Nigeria
  • Prof. Maxi Scherer, Partner at WilmerHale, United Kingdom; MA, PhD at Paris Sorbonne, LLM, Köln
  • Tom Smith, Partner, Hogan Lovells, United Kingdom

Session Coordinator

  • Amara Inegbenoise, Principal Consultant & Founder, Noise & Blue ADR Firm, Port Harcourt, Nigeria 

Moderated by

  • Wolemi Esan, Deputy Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Nigeria

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

L’arbitrage des contentieux relatifs aux marchés publics en Afrique

Les Etats et entreprises étatiques sont des acteurs économiques de premier plan sur le continent africain. Leurs activités étant soumises à l'exigence de transparence dans la sélection de leurs co-contractant, nombre de leurs transactions sont régies par les règles de la commande publique. Cette table ronde a pour objectif d'examiner les particularités du contentieux des marchés publics en Afrique, du stade de la passation à celui de l'exécution.Dans une première partie de leur discussion, les intervenants s'interrogeront en particulier sur (i) les types de projets et formes de contrats publiques incluant des clauses d'arbitrage ; avant de (ii) s'attacher à examiner le contentieux des marchés publics et ses particularités.

  • M. le Bâtonnier Abbe Yao, Secrétaire Permanent de la Conférence des Barreaux de l’Espace OHADA, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Sylvie Beboji Ebongo, Managing Partner, HBE Avocats, Cameroun
  • Nadia Darwazeh, Partner Clyde & Co, France
  • Hafed Nassim Stambouli, Chef du Contentieux International – Sonatrach SPA, Algeria
  • Thierno Olory Togbé, Principal Legal Counsel ALSF, Côte d’Ivoire

Modératrice de la session:

  • Abimbola Akeredolu, SAN, Banwo & Ighodalo, Nigeria

15:30-16:25

Damages in International Arbitration: Valuation Approaches

One issue that has drawn significant attention from the international community in recent years is the assessment of damages in the context of international disputes. How wide is the gap in assessing loss between claimants and respondents? How much of a difference do experts make? What are the most common criticisms levelled by tribunals and how does this influence the amount they award in damages? What are the common methods adopted by tribunals in assessing damages? These are some of the questions that come up in relation to damages in international arbitration.

This session will discuss the different valuation methods adopted in assessing damages in international commercial arbitration, including cost-related approaches, the market approach, the income approach and the overarching issues. The session will also feature discussion on the ICCs recommendation in assessing damages, ICCA-ASIL initiative amongst others.

  • Mrinal Jain, Head, Indian Group, Secretariat International, India
  • Mark Kantor, Arbitrator and Mediator; Adj. Prof., Georgetown University Law Center, United States
  • Louise Wright, Partner, SOL International Ltd, United Arab Emirates

Session Coordinator

  • Chikwendu Madumere, Managing Partner & Chartered Arbitrator, Madumere & Madumere, Nigeria

Moderated by

  • Funke Adekoya, SAN, Independent Arbitrator, Nigeria

16:30-17:15

Hot Arbitration topics - Current Developments from the African Continent

This session will focus on the regional and global developments by the ICC.

Nigeria

Tanzania

Ethiopia

Sierra Leone

  • Aisha Abdallah, Head of Dispute Resolution, ALN Kenya Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya
  • Sami Houerbi, Founding Partner, DHavocats, France
  • Paul Kinninmont, Partner, Candey, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Mohammed Sameh, Prof. & Chair International Law Dept., Cairo Univ., Founder & Managing Partner - Amr & Partners Law Firm (Cairo), Attorney-at-Law & Arbitrator, Int. Consultant, France; Member, ICSID Panel of Arbitrators & Conciliators Egypt
  • Naomi Tarawali, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP, Sierra Leone
Coordinated by
  • Yejide Osunkeye, Principal Partner, YBO Legal, Nigeria
Moderated by
  • Joe Kyaru Gadzama, Principal Partner, J.K Gadzama LLP, Nigeria

17.15 – 18.00

Wrap Up

Chaired by

  • Folashade Alli, FCIArb, Principal Partner, Folashade Alli & Co, Nigeria; Chair, Programme Sub Committee

Programme (French)

*All times are West Africa Standard time

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OPENING PLENARY

9.00-9.30

Keynote Speaker

9.30-10.15

International Arbitration in Construction Disputes: Trends & Opportunities

International construction arbitration has developed significantly during the last 80 years. The number of cross-border construction contracts and international investment agreements containing arbitration clauses has exploded in the recent decades, leading to exponential growth in the number of construction disputes. Africa, particularly Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa have not been left behind, as there has been significant development in this field.

This session will provide an overview on the African construction dispute landscape, unique features of construction arbitration and latest developments across jurisdictions.

  • Babatunde Ajibade, SAN, FCIArb, Managing Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co., Nigeria
  • Michele Porter-Wright, Counsel, Allen & Overy, South Africa
  • Erin Miller Rankin, Partner, Global Major Projects and Arbitration, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, United Arab Emirates
  • Engy Serag, Executive Director, Contracts and Claims, Orascom, Egypt
Session Coordinator
  • Ngo-Martins Okonmah, Senior Associate, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria

Moderated by

  • Mushtaq Namdarkhan, Partner, BLC Roberts, Mauritius

10.20-10.50

Coffee break

10.55-11.45

Collaboration, Inclusion and Representation in African Arbitration: Bridging the Anglo-Franco African divide

The divide between the Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone countries in Africa, their different jurisdictions and legal procedures also manifest in arbitration. While the Anglophone and Lusophone countries typically follow the common law and UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, the Francophone countries follow the civil law and Model of the OECD. In both the procedure of arbitration there is a difference between the adversarial and the inquisitorial styles of procedure. In the appointment of arbitrators and the enforcement of awards etc there are differences of approach.

The session will examine the commonalities and differences in the two systems particularly as it relates to arbitration, and discuss how, in appropriate circumstances, the two legal systems (civil and common law) may be effectively combined to improve the administration of arbitral justice in the continent?

  • Mahamat Atteib, Associate, Geni & Kebe, Senegal
  • Khaled Houda, Managing Partner, Cabinets D’Avocats Houda, Senegal
  • Charles Nairac, Partner, White & Case, France/Mauritius
Session Coordinator
  • Perenami Momodu, Partner, Aelex Legal, Nigeria

Moderated by

  • Ilham Kabbouri, Associate, Vinson & Elkins, United Arab Emirates

11.50-12.40

Disruption and Technology in International Arbitration

The rise in the adoption of technology in International Arbitration which has been accelerated by the disruption caused by the global pandemic will be the focus of this panel. The panel will look at various ways that technology aids arbitral proceedings including:

   - The practical issues arising from the use of virtual hearings with emphasis on developments within Africa.
   - Examining how technological innovations such as, electronic document management and remote hearings might reduce the costs of arbitration proceedings
   - Highlight the decision of African Courts on the legality of virtual hearings and caseload statistics from African Arbitration centres on virtual hearings.

  • Eunice Lumallas, Partner, Lumallas Achieng' and Kavere (LAK Attorneys); CIARB fellow, Kenya
  • Sarah Malik, CEO and Founder, SOL International Ltd, United Arab Emirates
  • Ifeoma Utah, General Counsel, MTN Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Hafez Virjee, Independent Arbitrator; President, Delos, France
Session coordinator
  • Marx Ikongbeh, Principal, Everlaw Associates, Nigeria

Moderated by

  • Morenike Obi-Farinde, Managing Partner, Adigun Ogunseitan & Co, Nigeria

12.40-14.00

Networking break/lunch - Recent Developments in the Interpretation of Pathological Arbitration Clauses

14.25-15.15

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Guerilla Tactics in Arbitration: Keeping Proceedings on track

There have been increasing calls over the past few years for arbitrators to have more power to control counsel conduct. This is so because as commercial arbitration has grown to involve very high stakes disputes, there are increasing complaints about guerilla tactics, where counsel deliberately impede or obstruct the arbitral process. Notably, a tribunal’s failure to control counsel and adequately manage proceedings, may affect the effective and efficient resolution of the dispute. Given their duty to ensure a fair procedure and issue an enforceable arbitral award, arbitrators need to be imbued with power to rein in improper conduct, to level the playing field, and to prevent the undermining of the entire process.

Panelists in this session will discuss the different guerrilla tactics in international arbitration and their effect on the arbitral process. It will analyze the importance of arbitrators’ powers to manage proceedings efficiently in the face of guerrilla tactics and examine whether there is need to create a “truly transnational” independent body with the power to enforce ethical standards in arbitration.

  • Diana Asonaba Daapaah, Deputy Minister of Justice, Ghana
  • Duncan Bagshaw, Partner, Howard Kennedy LLP, United Kingdom
  • Hon. Justice Nelson Ogbuanya, Judge, National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • John Ohaga SC, Managing Partner, TripleOKlaw LP, Kenya
  • Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, Partner, Foley Hoag (Zimbabwean-American) (ICC Court), United States

 Session coordinator

  • Emuobonuvie Majemite, Partner, Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors, Nigeria

Moderated by

  • Bayo Adaralegbe, Adjunct Professor, University of Ibadan and Partner, Babalakin; Co, Nigeria

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Résolution des différends dans les industries extractives: le recours aux Modes Alternatifs de Règlement des Différends

Le sous-sol du continent africain regorge de métaux, de minerais et de sources d'énergie, autant de matières prisées pour les besoins du commerce et de l'industrie mondiale. Les industries extractives génèrent ainsi un contentieux arbitral important en Afrique.
Cette table ronde se propose d'examiner les modes alternatifs de règlement des différends et leur adéquation à la résolution des différends dans les industries extractives. Après (i) une définition de ces MARDs, (ii) les experts de cette table ronde examineront les bonnes pratiques en matière de rédaction de clauses contractuelles pour prévoir les MARDs, (iii) avant de s'intéresser à la question de l'efficacité de ces clauses pour prévenir ou résoudre des litiges souvent complexes et techniques.

  • Salimatou Diallo, Managing and Founding Partner, ADNA. Republic of Guinea
  • Patrick Hébréard, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, France
  • Alexei Kirillov, General Counsel, Guinea Alumina Corp, France
  • Achille Ngwanza, Managing Partner, Jus Africa, Cameroon

Modérateur de la session

  • Marie Andrée Ngwe, Fondateur et dirigeant, Cabinet de Maître Marie-Andrée Ngwe, Cameroon

14.55-15.45

Arbitration Incubation: Ideas from the next generation

This session will focus on emerging areas of interest for the next generation of African arbitrators. It will look at the sectors of the African economy that are currently showing a lot of promises and are set to become dominant economic factors. The panel will focus on:

 - Fintech and new technologies
 - Sports and gaming
 - Creative and entertainment industries
 - Agric sector
 - Dispute funding sector

  • Yemi Agbelusi FICMC, FCIARB, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Lagos Branch, Nigeria
  • Mulopa Ndalameta, Partner, Musa Dudhia & Co, Zambia
  • Femi Omere, Associate Member, Garden Court Chambers London, United Kingdom

Session coordinator

  • Diane Okoko, Principal Partner, Marcus, Okoko & Co, Nigeria

Moderated by

  • Mercy Okiro, M &O Advocates, Kenya

15.50-16.40

International Arbitration in Africa- Perspectives of In- house Counsel and other Arbitration Users

In-course and arbitration users are important stakeholders in international arbitration. This session has been specifically designed for in-counsel and arbitration users to share practical experiences and insights on different arbitration issues including appointment of arbitrators, choice of seats and arbitral institutions, benefits, costs and challenges of arbitrating disputes in Africa.

  • Sesi Fasinro, Legal Advisor, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Nigeria
  • Enobong Ozor, Head Legal, Shell, Nigeria

Session coordinator

  • Joseph SiyadonSenior Associate, Olisa Agbakoba Legal., Nigeria

16.45-17.25

Debate

Double hatting in international arbitration by seasoned practitioners in Africa.

 1. Does double hatting affect the reputation of the arbitration system due to the appearance of impropriety arising from an arbitrator acting simultaneously as arbitrator and counsel?
 2. Does double hatting affect diversity in appointments by enabling more candidates to participate including candidates from diverse regions and gender?

  • Constantine Partasides, QC, Partner, Three Crowns, United Kingdom
  • Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN, Senior Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria

Session coordinator

  • Abayomi Okubote

Moderated by

  • Mia Essien, SAN, Managing Partner, Principles Law Partnership, Nigeria

    17.30-17.40

    Vote of Thanks

    Closing Remarks

    Conference Wrap Up

    • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
    • Prof. Gbolahan Elias, SAN, Conference Chairman & Planning Committee; Presiding Partner, Gbolahan Elias, Nigeria
    • Olubunmi Osuntuyi, Secretary General, ICC Nigeria

    Confirmed speakers

    M. le Bâtonnier Abbe Yao

    Secrétaire Permanent de la Conférence des Barreaux de l’Espace OHADA, Côte d’Ivoire

    Aisha Abdallah

    Head of Dispute Resolution, ALN Kenya Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya

    Bayo Adaralegbe

    Partner and Head, Energy Group, Nigeria

    Funke Adekoya

    Independent Arbitrator, Nigeria

    Yemi Agbelusi

    Chairman, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Lagos Branch, Nigeria

    Babatunde Ajibade

    Managing Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co., Nigeria

    Abimbola Akeredolu

    Banwo and Ighodalo, Nigeria

    Folashade Alli

    Principal Partner, Folashade Alli & Co., Nigeria; Chair, Programme Sub Committee

    Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid

    Co-Global Head, International Arbitration, Evershed Sutherlands, Egypt

    Sotonye Amachree

    Senior Associate, Ajumogobia & Okeke, Nigeria

    Diana Asonaba Daapaah

    Deputy Minister of Justice, Ghana

    Mahamat Atteib

    Associate, Geni & Kebe, Senegal

    Duncan Bagshaw

    Partner, Howard Kennedy LLP, United Kingdom

    M. le Bâtonnier Abbe Yao

    Secrétaire Permanent de la Conférence des Barreaux de l’Espace OHADA, Côte d’Ivoire

    Sylvie Beboji Ebongo

    Managing Partner, HBE Avocats, Cameroun

    Prof. Andrew Chukwuemerie

    Partner, Okibe Law House, Nigeria

    Diana Asonaba Daapaah

    Deputy Minister of Justice, Ghana

    Nadia Darwazeh

    Partner Clyde & Co, France

    Salimatou Diallo

    Managing and Founding Partner, ADNA. Republic of Guinea

    Diamana Diawara

    Director, Arbitration & ADR, Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Kabir Duggal

    Lecturer, Columbia Law School, United States; Senior International Arbitrator Advisor, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

    Sylvie Beboji Ebongo

    Managing Partner, HBE Avocats, Cameroun

    Hon. Justice Babatunde Edwards

    Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone

    Prof. Gbolahan Elias

    Conference Chairman & Planning Committee; Presiding Partner, Gbolahan Elias, Nigeria

    Wolemi Esan

    Deputy Managing Partner Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Nigeria

    Mia Essien

    Managing Partner, Principles Law Partnership, Nigeria

    Sarah Fafa Kpodo

    Director Legal, Ministry of Petroleum, Ghana

    Babatunde Fagbohunlu

    Senior Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria

    Sesi Fasinro

    Legal Advisor, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

    Joe Kyaru Gadzama

    Principal Partner, J.K Gadzama LLP, Nigeria

    Patrick Hébréard

    Managing Director, FTI Consulting, France

    Khaled Houda

    Managing Partner, Cabinets D’Avocats Houda, Senegal

    Sami Houerbi

    Founding Partner, DHavocats, France

    Marx Ikongbeh

    Principal, Everlaw Associates, Nigeria

    Amara Inegbenoise

    Principal Consultant & Founder, Noise & Blue ADR Firm, Nigeria

    Mrinal Jain

    Head, Indian Group, Secretariat International, India

    Ilham Kabbouri

    Associate, Vinson & Elkins, United Arab Emirates

    Mark Kantor

    Arbitrator, Adj. Prof, Georgetown University Law Center, United States

    Njeri Kariuki

    Chartered Arbitrator, Kenya; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Paul Kinninmont

    Partner, Candey, United Kingdom

    Alexei Kirillov

    General Counsel, Guinea Alumina Corp, France

    Sarah Fafa Kpodo

    Director Legal, Ministry of Petroleum, Ghana

    Justina Lewa

    Partner, Chapitre LLP, Nigeria

    Eunice Lumallas

    Partner, Lumallas Achieng’ and Kavere (LAK Attorneys); CIARB fellow, Kenya

    Chikwendu Madumere

    Managing Partner & Chartered Arbitrator, Madumere & Madumere, Nigeria

    Emuobonuvie Majemite

    Partner, Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors, Nigeria

    Sarah Malik

    CEO and Founder, SOL International Ltd, United Arab Emirates

    Erin Miller Rankin

    Partner, Global Major Projects and Arbitration, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, United Arab Emirates

    Valentina Mintah

    Founder, West Blue Consulting, Ghana; Member, the UN CEFACT; Member, the African Alliance on e-Commerce

    Perenami Momodu

    Partner, Aelex Legal, Nigeria

    Haruperi Mumbengegwi

    Legal Counsel, African Legal Support Facility, Zimbabwe

    Ralph Mupita

    President and CEO, MTN Group, South Africa

    Charles Nairac

    Partner, White & Case, France/Mauritius

    Mushtaq Namdarkhan

    Partner, BLC Roberts, Mauritius

    Hafed Nassim Stambouli

    Chef du Contentieux International – Sonatrach SPA, Alger. Algeria

    Mulopa Ndalameta

    Partner, Musa Dudhia & Co, Zambia

    Achille Ngwanza

    Managing Partner, Jus Africa, Cameroon

    Marie Andrée Ngwe

    Fondateur et dirigeant, Cabinet de Maître Marie-Andrée Ngwe, Cameroon

    Patrick Obath

    Managing Consultant, Eduardo Associates, Kenya; Director, Trade Mark East Africa, East African Business Council (EABC), Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited

    Morenike Obi-Farinde

    Managing Partner, Adigun Ogunseitan & Co, Nigeria

    Hon. Justice Nelson Ogbuanya

    Judge, National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Nigeria

    John Ohaga

    Partner, TripleOKlaw LP, Kenya

    Mercy Okiro

    Arbitrator, M&O Advocates, Kenya

    Diane Okoko

    Principal Partner, Okoko & Co, Nigeria

    Ngo-Martins Okonmah

    Senior Associate, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria

    Abayomi Okubote

    Founder and President, Association of Young Arbitrators, Canada

    Adewale Olawoyin

    Managing Partner, Olawoyin & Olawoyin, Nigeria

    Godwin Omoaka

    Partner, Templars & Associates, Nigeria

    Femi Omere

    Associate Member, Garden Court Chambers London, Nigeria

    Yejide Osunkeye

    Principal Partner, YBO Legal, Nigeria

    Olubunmi Osuntuyi

    Secretary General, ICC Nigeria, Nigeria

    Enobong Ozor

    Head Legal, Shell, Nigeria

    Constantine Partasides

    Partner, Three Crowns, United Kingdom

    Tafadzwa Pasipanodya

    Partner, Foley Hoag (Zimbabwean-American) (ICC Court), United States

    Michele Porter-Wright

    Counsel, Allen & Overy, South Africa

    Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour

    Managing Partner, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co, Nigeria; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Claudia Salomon

    President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Mohammed Sameh

    Prof. & Chair International Law Dept., Cairo Univ., Founder & Managing Partner - Amr & Partners Law Firm (Cairo), Attorney-at-Law & Arbitrator, Int. Consultant, France; Member, ICSID Panel of Arbitrators & Conciliators Egypt

    Babatunde Savage

    Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria (ICCN)

    Maxi Scherer

    Partner, WilmerHale, Köln

    Engy Serag

    Executive Director, Contracts and Claims, Orascom, Egypt

    Joseph Siyadon

    Senior Associate, Olisa Agbakoba Legal., Nigeria

    Tom Smith

    Partner, Hogan Lovells, United Kingdom

    Naomi Tarawali

    Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP, Sierra Leone

    Thierno Olory Togbé

    Principal Legal Counsel ALSF, Côte d’Ivoire

    Dorothy Ufot,

    Founding and Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot & Co, Nigeria; Chair, ICC Nigeria Commission on Arbitration & ADR; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Ifeoma Utah

    General Counsel, MTN Nigeria, Nigeria

    Hafez Virjee

    Independent Arbitrator; President of Delos, France

    Robert Volterra

    Founding Partner, Volterra Fietta, United Kingdom

    Louise Wright

    Partner, SOL International Ltd, United Arab Emirates

    Training

    Funke Adekoya

    Independent Arbitrator, Nigeria

    Babatunde Ajibade

    Managing Partner, Spa Ajibade & Co, Nigeria

    Tarek Badawy

    Partner, Shahid Law Firm, Egypt

    Patrick Hébréard

    Managing Director, FTI Consulting, France

    Jean-François Le Gal

    Partner, Pinsent Masons, United Kingdom

    Gaëlle Le Quillec

    Partner, Eversheds Sutherland, France

    Charles Nairac

    Partner, White & Case LLP, France

    Manuel Tomas

    Partner, Foley Hoag, France

    Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour

    Managing Partner, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co., Nigeria; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Dorothy Ufot

    Founding and Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot & Co, Nigeria; Chair, ICC Nigeria Commission on Arbitration & ADR; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Venue and dates

    6th ICC Africa Conference

    Dates: 1-3 June 2022

    Venues:

    Conference: Eko Hotel & Suites, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

    Training: The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

    Registration fees

    In-person

    Training: $375 (around N155,700)

    Conference: $325 (around N150,000)

    Discount package Conference and Training: $600 (around N249,120)

    Online

    Conference: $100 (around N41,545)

    *ICC Members receive a 20% reduction on all the above rates when using the NC discount codes

    For payment in Naira, please contact ICC Nigeria on:

    bunmi@iccng.org or call +2348035051058

    hope@iccng.org or call +2349121078477

    Special discounts

    Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for four.
    In-house Counsel,  and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact
    ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org for more details.
    ICC Members: To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code.

    ICC Sanitary Protocol for Events

    The safety and wellbeing of participants in ICC events is a fundamental concern of the organisation. Registration and participation in an in-person ICC event requires that you adhere to health and safety measures implemented by the organisers and that you agree to comply with those measures at all times. Those measures may vary depending on local health and safety considerations including government regulations and guidelines, and rules governing the venue.

    Participants at ICC events accept the risk of change of health and safety obligations and its impact

    on measures implemented by organisers which may include: showing a valid health pass, social distancing, use of tracing devices, wearing masks, temperature measurement, use of hydro-alcoholic gel, limiting number of participants and restricting their physical gathering, holding the meeting virtually, limiting catering services.

    By registering to an ICC event, you undertake to be able to show official proof of:

    1. full vaccination with at least 10 days since the date of the last vaccination recognised by local authorities; or
    2. an official certificate evidencing full recovery accepted by local authorities in the country of the event.

    Alternatively when such a proof of full vaccination can’t be legally imposed due to local regulations you undertake to be able to show official proof of either:

    1. a negative COVID-19 test recognised by local authorities or alternatively PCR or lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of the event commencing; or
    2. the presence of COVID-19 antibodies (recovery from COVID-19 for at least 15 days and within the last 120 days). 

    Such proofs will be requested by the organisers from all participants prior to or upon arrival at the event, as appropriate.

    If you are not in a position to give evidence as requested by the organisers despite your commitment to do so, the organisers reserve the right to deny you entry to the event.

    Visa

    Visa applications for entry into the Nigeria can take several weeks to process. If travelers from your country of citizenship require a visa to enter Nigeria, we highly recommend that you begin the visa application process well in advance. ICC Nigeria is able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.

    Working languages

    Conference: English & French

    Training: English

    Credits and hours

    Ahead of this event, applications have been sent for:

    CLE credit under New York’s approved jurisdiction procedures.

    CLPD points from the State Bar of Dubai.

    CNB approval from the French Bar.

    Further, ICC Global Events is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

    Please note that ICC Global Events cannot guarantee that these applications will be accepted. Applications are often approved or rejected at very short notice before the event.

    If you have any questions please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org.

    Disclaimer

    The photos and audiovisual recordings taken at this meeting/event may be used and published by ICC, its subsidiaries or affiliates, for informational or promotional purposes in printed materials or online, including on ICC websites and in social media.

    This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximize your visibility to practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, business professionals, and academics coming from or doing business in Africa.

    Tailor-made packages are available to suit your firm’s needs. For more information contact sponsorship@iccwbo.org

    SPONSOR BENEFITS  

    PLATINUM 

    €20,000 HT 

    GOLD 

    €15,000 HT 

    SILVER 

    €10,000 HT 

    BRONZE 

    €7,000 HT

    BRANDING 

    €4,000 HT 

    Exclusive evening reception Sponsor OR exclusive event App Sponsor
    (as available) 
    x   .
    Opportunity to host a social event*  x 
    Invitation to participate as guest contributor on the ICC blog on a topic related to the event**  x   .  .
    Testimonial quote on the event page**  x  x   .  .
    Sponsor a lunch
    (as available) 
    x  x 
    Participants list available in priority  x  x   .  .
    Company video to be played during session breaks** x x x . .
    Opportunity to provide lanyards OR notebooks & pens OR delegate bags OR mobile charging stations* 
    (as available) 
    x  x  x 
    Sponsor a coffee break 
    (as available) 
    x  x  x 
    Exhibition space + exhibitor pass
    (Table maybe shared depending on availability) 
    x  x  x  x
    Profile included on the ICC DRS app  x  x  x  x 
    Include a branded item in the participant bags*  x  x  x  x 
    Complimentary registration   10  6  4  2  1 
    Special reduced registrations (20% reduction)  Unlimited   6  4  2  1 
    Sponsor recognition on ICC arbitration social media channels  x  x  x  x  x 
    Pre-event introduction to participants  x  x  x  x  x 
    Use of the official event Sponsor logo  x  x  x  x  x 
    30% discount on ICC e-publications  x  x  x  x  x 
    Signage at venue + logo on all digital & onsite promotional materials  x  x  x  x  x 

    • *Sponsor to bear all associated costs 
    • **All content to be approved by ICC
    • Our sponsorship packages do not include speaking opportunities. Please let us know should you wish to submit a speaker candidate.

    For more information, please contact:

    ICC Nigeria team: bunmi@iccng.org | hope@iccng.org

    Sponsorship

    Organiser

    Diamond sponsor

    Platinum sponsors

    Gold sponsors

    Silver sponsors

    Bronze sponsors

    Partners

    Registration