ICC Africa and Belt Road Initiative Series: Chinese investments in Africa

01 Jun 2021

Online English
08:30 (BST) | 09:30 (CEST) | 10:30 (EAT)

For this second edition of their joint conferences, the ICC Africa and ICC Belt & Road Initiative Commissions will host a webinar during which the aftermath of Chinese investments on the African continent will be examined and future developments will be assessed. 

This event is organised on the occasion of the 5th ICC Africa conference on international arbitration. The first panel will discuss major projects of the Belt & Road Initiative in Africa, examining the disputes that have arisen from the said projects and the dispute resolution mechanisms adopted by the parties. The second panel will focus on the evolution of the Belt & Road Initiative in Africa and the speakers will offer their views on the key elements to be considered in managing potential disputes arising out of the new BRI health and technology transactions in Africa.

 Who should attend?

All practitioners interested in understanding the key aspects of dispute management in the context of the Belt & Road Initiative in Africa should attend. 

(Lagos Time Zone)

08:30 – 09:00(GMT+1)

Networking: let’s meet at the networking tables!

09:00 – 09:10(GMT+1)

Welcome adress

Ndanga Kamau, President ICC Africa Commission

Robert S. Pé, Co-chair ICC ICA Belt & Road Initiative Commission

09:10 – 10:10 (GMT+1)

Managing disputes in “core” BRI projects in Africa

Lessons from the Djibouti and Ethiopia port and rail projects

Rail transportation: Chad-Cameroun project

Pipeline Energy grid: East Africa crude oil pipeline from Tanzania to Uganda

10:10 -10:30(GMT+1)

Networking break

The conference platform will allow for participants to meet during this networking break and to engage in conversations with members of the ICC Africa and ICC Belt & Road Initiative Commissions.

10:30 – 11:30 (GMT+1)

BRI economic activity in Africa that could give rise to disputes

Update on the BRI

Technology highway: smart city in Egypt

Health highway: Covid 19 vaccines and healthcare distribution

11:30 – 12:00 (GMT+1)

Networking: let’s meet at the networking tables!

Diamana Diawara

Director Arbitration and ADR, Africa, Secretary ICC Africa Commission

Zhijing Huang

Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Intenrational Business and Economics, Legal expert, ICC Shanghai Representative Office

Ahmed Ibrahim

Independent Arbitrator, Ibrahim ADR

Ndanga Kamau

Founder Ndanga Kamau Law, Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, President, ICC Africa Commission

Susan Munro

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Co-Chair ICC ICA Belt & Road Initiative Commission

Baptiste Rigaudeau

Associate Lalive, Secretary ICC ICA Belt & Road Initiative Commission

Anthony Sinclair

Partner, Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Robert S Pé

Independent Arbitrator, Member of Arbitration Chambers, Co-chair ICC ICA Belt & Road Initiative Commission

Wei Sun

Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Eru Takem

Department Head, Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Cameroon

For further information, please contact:

ICC Africa

Organiser

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