6th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration

01-03 Jun 2022

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 “Arbitration in Africa: Expanding the Scope”, 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 Interim Measures 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
2-3 June: Conference

*All times are West Africa Standard time

08.30 – 09.00

Welcome coffee

09.00 – 09.15

Welcoming address, presentation of the ICC Institute, introduction and presentation of the mock cases

09.15 – 10.00

Strategic considerations and procedures: When, how and to whom to request interim measures?

- Concept: must be temporary

- Powers of the ICC arbitral tribunals

- Role of the lex arbitri

- When can/should request for interim measures be made?

- To whom can/should interim measures be requested: emergency arbitrator, arbitral tribunal, national courts (concurrent jurisdiction)

- ICC procedure and statistics: Art. 28 ICC Rules

Specific measures: security for costs, escrow accounts, stop payment orders relating to first demand bank guarantees, and counter-guarantees

10.00 – 10.45

Mock Case

10.45– 11.00

Coffee break kindly sponsored by Estudio Paitan & Asociados

11.00– 11.45

Practical considerations: The counsel’s perspective

- Burden of proof

- Types of measures that can be requested: a very broad range, but with limitations

- Ex-parte requests

- Discovery requests before national courts in aid of international arbitration (e.g., 28 USC 1782 requests)

Most common defenses against requests for interim measures

11.45 – 12.30

Mock Case

12.30 – 14.00


14.00 – 14.45

Practical considerations: The arbitrator’s perspective

- Asymmetric information with the parties (especially at the outset of the case)

- Urgency and due process (can an arbitrator award ex parte measures?)

- Risks: prejudgment, awarding or denying measures may have a permanent effect (e.g., where one of the parties risks liquidation, where assets may disappear, etc.)

Can/should arbitrators take a more active role (e.g., escrow accounts managed by tribunals; order counter-security)

14.45 – 15.30


15.30 – 15.45

Coffee break

15.45 – 16.30

Compliance, enforcement and other issues arising after interim measures are ordered/awarded

- Order” v. “Award” of interim measures

- Enforcement considerations: what can the parties do?

- What can arbitrators do faced with a party’s refusal to comply with interim measures?

Relevance of civil v. common law jurisdictions

16.30 – 17.15


17.15 – 17.30

Concluding remarks

18.00 - 20.00

Cocktail reception

The programme will be available in due time.

The speakers will be announce in due time.

Venue and dates

6th ICC Africa Conference

Dates: 1-3 June 2022

Venue: To be confirmed 

Registration fees

The registration fees will be announced in due time.

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: 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 either:

  • full vaccination recognised by local authorities or alternatively with at least 10 days since the date of the last vaccination;
  • 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
  • the presence of COVID-19 antibodies (recovery from COVID-19 for at least 15 days and within the last 180 days).

Such proof 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.

Working languages

English & French

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.


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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



€20,000 HT 


€15,000 HT 


€10,000 HT 


€7,000 HT


€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:

Organising team