6th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration

31-03 May/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
31 May: SME Lab & YAF Conference
1 June: Training
2 June: Conference
3 June: Conference

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ICC YAF: Saving Mother Africa - Resolving ESG Disputes

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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, Funke Adekoya & Associates, 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, Funke Adekoya & Associates,  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

  • Manuel Tomas, Partner, Foley Hoag, France
  • Hafez R. Virjee, Independent Arbitrator, France & United Kingdom

16.20 – 17.20

Q&A and case scenarios

17.20 – 17.30

Concluding remarks

  • Funke Adekoya, Independent Arbitrator, Funke Adekoya & Associates, 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

  • Gbolahan Elias, Chairman, Planning Committee, Nigeria
  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC Court of Arbitration, France
  • Babatunde Savage, Chairman, ICC Nigeria, Nigeria
  • 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

Special Guest of Honour:

  • Wankele Mene, Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, Ghana

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.

  • Emmanuel Amofa, Founder and Managing Partner, Amofa & Partners, Ghana
  • Babatunde Edwards, Chief Justice, Judiciary of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
  • Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Managing Partner, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co, Nigeria;  Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Thomas Snider, Partner, Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Company, UAE
  • Robert Volterra, Founding Partner, Volterra Fietta, United Kingdom

Session Coordinator

  • Justina Lewa, Partner, Chapitre LLP, Nigeria

Moderated by

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

11:30- 12:15

Fireside Chat with the President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

  • Ralph Mupita, President and CEO, MTN Group, South Africa
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 Arbitral Awards in the different African jurisdictions and enforcement of awards in other jurisdictions outside Africa concerning African cases, and an evaluation of enforcement of awards in France and the U.K. The session will also discuss the challenges that have been faced with enforcement in the African 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
  • Mamadou Gacko, Senior Associate, DLA Piper International Arbitration Group, France 
  • 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

  • Andrew Chukuemerie, 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 Energy, Ghana
  • Momoh Kadiri, Managing Partner, Mitchell Simmonds Solicitors, United Kingdom
  • Maxi Scherer, Special Counsel, WilmerHale, United Kingdom
  • Tom Smith, Partner, Hogan Lovells, United Kingdom

Session Coordinator

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

Moderated by

  • Godwin Omoaka, Partner, Templars & Associates, 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.

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

Coordinatrice de la session:

  • Sylvie Bebohi Ebongo, Managing Partner, HBE Avocats, Cameroon

Modératrice de la session:

  • Abimbola Akeredolu, Partner, 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.

  • Duncan Bagshaw, Partner, Howard Kennedy LLP, United Kingdom 
  • Mark Kantor, Arbitrator and Mediator; Adj. Prof., Georgetown University Law Center, United States
  • Alexandra Munoz, Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel, France
  • 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

17.15 – 18.00

Wrap Up

Chaired by

  • Folashade Alli, 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, Managing Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co., Nigeria
  • Wilfred Mutubwa, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya
  • Michele Porter-Wright, Counsel, Allen & Overy, South Africa
  • Kwadwo Sarkodie, Partner, Mayer Brown, United Kingdom
Session Coordinator
  • Ngo-Martins Okonmah, Senior Associate, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria

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
  • Evelyne Memphil, Partner, Cabinet Memphil Avocat, France/Cameroon
  • Thierry Ngoga, Advocate and Arbitrator, Legal Line Partners, Rwanda
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
  • Stephanie Mbonu, International Arbitration Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, United Kingdom
  • 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 DaapaahDeputy Attorney-General & Deputy Minister for Justice, Republic of Ghana
  • Nelson Ogbuanya, Judge, National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • John Ohaga SC, Managing Partner, TripleOKlaw LP, Kenya
  • Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, United States; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

 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.

  • Patrick Hébréard, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, France
  • Alexei Kirillov, General Counsel, Guinea Alumina Corp, France
  • Achille Ngwanza, Managing Partner, Jus Africa, Cameroon
  • Habibatou Toure, Senior Legal Counsel, Cabinet Habibatou Toure, Senegal
  • Huguette Yvonne Nyana-Ekoume, Directrice Général, Agence Judiciaire de l'Etat du Gabon, Gabon

Modérateur de la session

  • Sopi Patricia Kakou, Managing Partner, AHEAD, 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

  • Adeyemi Agbelusi, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Lagos Branch, Nigeria
  • Aurelia Kamga, Associate, Chazai Wamba Law Firm, Cameroon
  • Mulopa Ndalameta, Partner, Musa Dudhia & Co, Zambia
  • Reshma Oogorah, Legal Counsel, Niyom Legal, UAE
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
  • Ifeoma Utah, General Counsel, MTN Nigeria, Nigeria

Session coordinator

  • Joseph Siyaidon, Senior Counsel, Dentons ACAS-Law, Nigeria

Session moderator

  • Hamid AbdulkareemCounsel, Three Crowns, United Kingdom

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?

  • Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN, Senior Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria
  • Charles Nairac, Partner, White & Case, France/Mauritius

Session coordinator

  • Abayomi Okubote, Managing Partner, Pensbury, 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, France
  • Gbolahan Elias, SAN, Conference Chairman & Planning Committee; Presiding Partner, Gbolahan Elias, Nigeria
  • Olubunmi Osuntuyi, Secretary General, ICC Nigeria, Nigeria

Confirmed speakers

Aisha Abdallah

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

Hamid Abdulkareem

Counsel, Three Crowns, United Kingdom

Bayo Adaralegbe

Partner and Head, Energy Group, Nigeria

Funke Adekoya

Independent Arbitrator, Funke Adekoya & Associates, Nigeria

Adeyemi Agbelusi

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

Babatunde Ajibade

Managing Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co., Nigeria

Abimbola Akeredolu

Partner, 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 Attorney-General & Deputy Minister for Justice, Republic of Ghana

Mahamat Atteib

Associate, Geni & Kebe, Senegal

Duncan Bagshaw

Partner, Howard Kennedy LLP, United Kingdom

Sylvie Bebohi Ebongo

Managing Partner, HBE Avocats, Cameroon

Andrew Chukwuemerie

Partner, Okibe Law House, Nigeria

Nadia Darwazeh

Partner, Clyde & Co, France

Diamana Diawara

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

Kabir Duggal

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

Babatunde Edwards

Chief Justice, Judiciary of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone

Gbolahan Elias

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

Sarah Fafa Kpodo

Director Legal, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

Babatunde Fagbohunlu

Senior Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria

Sesi Fasinro

Legal Advisor, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

Mamadou Gacko

Senior Associate, DLA Piper International Arbitration Group, France

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

Ilham Kabbouri

Associate, Vinson & Elkins, United Arab Emirates

Momoh Kadiri

Managing Partner, Mitchell Simmonds Solicitors, United Kingdom

Sopi Patricia Kakou Managing Partner, AHEAD, Cameroon 
Aurelia Kamga Associate, Chazai Wamba Law Firm, Cameroon

Mark Kantor

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

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

Stephanie Mbonu

International Arbitration Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, United Kingdom

Evelyne Memphil

Partner, Cabinet Memphil Avocat, France/Cameroon

Wamkele Mene

Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, Ghana

Perenami Momodu

Partner, Aelex Legal, Nigeria

Alexandra Munoz

Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel, France

Ralph Mupita

President and CEO, MTN Group, South Africa

Wilfred Mutubwa

Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya

Charles Nairac

Partner, White & Case, France/Mauritius

Hafed Nassim Stambouli

Chef du Contentieux International – Sonatrach SPA, Alger. Algeria

Mulopa Ndalameta

Partner, Musa Dudhia & Co, Zambia

Thierry Ngoga

Advocate and Arbitrator, Legal Line Partners, Rwanda

Achille Ngwanza

Managing Partner, Jus Africa, Cameroon

Huguette Yvonne Nyana-Ekoume

Directrice Général, Agence Judiciaire de l’Etat du Gabon, Gabon

Morenike Obi-Farinde

Managing Partner, Adigun Ogunseitan & Co, Nigeria

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

Reshma Oogorah

Legal Counsel, Niyom Legal, UAE

Yejide Osunkeye

Principal Partner, YBO Legal, Nigeria

Olubunmi Osuntuyi

Secretary General, ICC Nigeria, Nigeria

Enobong Ozor

Head Legal, Shell, Nigeria

Tafadzwa Pasipanodya

Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, United States; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

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

Kwadwo Sarkodie

Partner, Mayer Brown, United Kingdom

Babatunde Savage

Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria (ICCN)

Maxi Scherer

Special Counsel , WilmerHale, United Kingdom

Joseph Siyaidon

Senior Associate, Senior Counsel, Dentons ACAS-Law,  Nigeria

Tom Smith

Partner, Hogan Lovells, United Kingdom

Thomas Snider

Partner, Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Company, UAE

Naomi Tarawali

Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP, Sierra Leone

Thierno Olory Togbé

Principal Legal Counsel ALSF, Côte d’Ivoire

Habibatou Toure

Senior Legal Counsel, Cabinet Habibatou Toure, Senegal

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

Abbé Yao

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

Training

Funke Adekoya

Independent Arbitrator, Funke Adekoya & Associates, 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

Charles Nairac

Partner, White & Case LLP, France

Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour

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

Manuel Tomas

Partner, Foley Hoag, France

Dorothy Ufot

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

Hafez R. Virjee

Independent Arbitrator, France & United Kingdom

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 6th ICC Africa conference and ICC Institute training

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 health pass, social distancing, optional 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 and attending the 6th ICC Africa Arbitration conference you may be required to wear a mask in the indoor areas of the hotel and the Civic Centre to follow the local regulations.

Make sure to take note of the travel restrictions in place: Coronavirus Nigeria Advisory

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

Branding

Registration