8th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration

29-31 May 2024

Nairobi English, French, Portuguese CLE/MCLE/CNB credits & hours available
Start: 09:00 - End: 18:00

Join us for the 8th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, for the first time from 29-31 May 2024. Arbitration professionals and business representatives from across the world will come together to explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the African context. Engage in expert-led discussions, build invaluable connections during networking events, and gain insights into the unique aspects of arbitration and ADR practices in the region.

Don't miss the ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Level Training on Dispute Boards on 29 May.

Who should attend? 


Practising lawyers 
Arbitrators, mediators 
Corporate counsel 
Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration in Africa 

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Training : 29 May
Conference: 30-31 May

ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Training on Dispute Boards 

Programme originally developed by: David Brown and Cecilia Misu

A Dispute Board (DB) is a method commonly used in complex long-term projects, from joint ventures to engineering and construction projects. It involves an independent committee established by the parties to the construction contract and are, usually, in place from the commencement of the project.

Our one-day DB training is an intensive program designed to equip participants with the skills and expertise they need to enhance dispute avoidance and become familiar with the Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) process, so that they can confidently act as a dispute board member and advise or represent their clients establishing the DB and manage ongoing operations for maximum effectiveness.

The training will start with an introductory overview of the origins of the DB process. It will include interactive exercises and business case for their use on projects centered around construction issues.

The training will also address topics such as decision writing and challenges of organizing virtual site visits and hearings.


Welcome coffee 

09.00 – 09.15 

Introduction: Learning objectives  

09.15 – 09.45 

General presentation on Dispute Boards and Q&A  


  • Present the key steps for third party dispute resolution  
  • Dispute Resolution policies and procedures before the appointment of a DB. Dispute Resolution strategies, assessment of past experiences with ADR, incorporation of DB provisions, type of DB (recommendation/ resolution; ad-hoc/permanent)  
  • Presenting key aspects of ICC DB Rules and the role of the ICC ADR Centre: appointing DB members, deciding on challenges of DB members, fixing the DB members’ fees, acting as depositary of the funds, and reviewing the decisions of DAB and CDB  

DAB agreement and DAB activities: Data availability, transfer and security, virtual site visits, platform (for data transfer)  


09.45 – 10.05 

Dispute Avoidance  

  • From disagreement to dispute  
  • How to prevent disputes  
  • Practical examples  


10.05 – 10.20 


10.20 – 10.30 

Presentation of the Mock Case on Dispute Avoidance  

10.30 – 11.00 

Coffee break  

11.00 – 12.00 

Working Groups on Dispute Avoidance 

12.00 – 12.45  

Plenary session: debate and simulation 

12.45 – 14.05 


14.05 – 14.35 

Formal Dispute Boards procedure in case of disputes 


  • Key steps for third party dispute resolution  
  • Virtual hearings, platform (for data transfer as well as for the hearings)  
  • Differences in cases of ad-hoc/permanent DB (f.i. claims prepared by project members vs. claims prepared by lawyers and Experts)  
  • Witness of fact (written statements?)   
  • Evidence of damages incurred  
  • Post hearings statements  


14.35 – 14.45 


14.45 – 15.05 

Presentation of the Mock Case on Dispute Boards procedure  

15.05 – 15.35 

Coffee break 

15.35 – 16.35 

Working Groups on Dispute Boards procedure 

16.35 – 17.20 

Plenary session: debate and simulation 

17.20 – 17.40  

Enforcement of Dispute Boards conclusions – Presentation 

17.40  – 17.50 


17.50 – 18.00  

Concluding remarks 

The programme will be announced shortly.

The speakers will be announced shortly. 

Dates & Venues Date of the training: 29 May 2024
Date of the conference: 30-31 May 2024

Venue: will be announced soon.

Working languages Conference: English, French, Portuguese
Training: English only
Credits, hours and points

This event will be eligible for: 

CNB credits from the French Bar  

MCLE credit hours from the State Bar of California  
CLE credits from the State Bar of New York 
Please note that this is subject to validation of ICC Global Events' application (or individual application, as necessary). 

Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org if you have any questions or would like further information. 

Registration Registration fees will be announced shortly. 
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Guest contributor on the ICC blog

1 Article


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Private meeting room reserved for 1 hour



Sponsor a lunch (will be co-sponsored as available) 


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Sponsor a coffee break (will be co-sponsored as available)


Exhibition space and exhibitor pass


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Complimentary registrations to the conference


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Company profile included on the ICC DRS app




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