ICC South African Arbitration and ADR Days

31-03 Jan/Feb 2023

Johannesburg, Cape Town & online English
Start: 9:30 am (SAST) | 8:30 am (CET) || End: 2:30 pm (SAST) | 1:30 pm (CET)

Join us in Johannesburg and Cape Town for the first ICC South African Arbitration and ADR Days. The theme for this edition is fostering efficient and robust dispute resolution solutions for African businesses.

Africa is currently facing many challenges, including unemployment, underemployment, underinvestment in infrastructure, fiscal crisis, political change and climate change.

It has never been more urgent for economic operators both in Africa and abroad to establish a robust and efficient dispute prevention and resolution infrastructure, fostering trust and legal safety in their activities.

This first edition of ICC South African Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Days will bring together leaders in the private and public sectors, engineers, lawyers, in-house counsel, and young practitioners. It will focus on efficient and robust dispute resolution solutions for African businesses and touch on the 100-year legacy of the ICC Court for leading dispute resolution.

Day 1 – 31 January 2023
Day 2 – 2 February 2023
Day 3 - 3 February 2023

(SAST Time Zone)

ICC DRS Africa Business Talks – A toolbox to boost Africa’s economic development | Hogan Lovells | 09:30 am-12:00 pm (SAST) | Johannesburg & Online

Join us in Johannesburg or online for the third edition of  ICC Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) Africa Business Talks, organised in collaboration with the ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship. The event aims to gather experts from public and private sectors and learn more about the concerns and needs of the business community on the African continent.

The third iteration of ICC DRS Africa Business Talks will focus on facilitating trade and enabling digital commerce in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It aims to raise awareness in African business and legal communities on the wealth of tools, guidelines and best practices provided by ICC to facilitate international business transactions. In launching this year’s ICC South African Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Days, speakers will cover the needs and opportunities for the digitalisation of cross-border business in the region and how ICC can respond to this need. This event is open to business owners, in-house counsel, government representatives, entrepreneurs, researchers, legal practitioners and anyone else interested in the topic.

09:30-12:00

Episode 3: Facilitating trade and enabling digital commerce in the AfCFTA

  • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
  • Florence Dia-Gueye, ICC Global Policy Manager, Paris
  • Timea Suto, Global Policy Lead, ICC Global Digital Economy Commission
  • Louise Wiggett, Managing Director, eTradex Pty Ltd, Cape Town

ICC YAAF: Unlocking ADR solutions for the young practitioner | Hogan Lovells | 12:00 pm -2:15 pm (SAST) | Johannesburg

Join us in Johannesburg for an exciting debate on arbitration and adjudication as dispute resolution platforms, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Organised by ICC Young Arbitrators and ADR Forum (YAAF) this event will cover the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration and adjudication as dispute resolution platforms. While both serve specific purposes, in practice, particularly in the infrastructure sector, professionals might not be able to choose which to use, and the outcome would still be enforceable one way or the other. This event is ideal for legal practitioners, experts, and consultants involved in, or who wish to be involved in, the infrastructure sector and international arbitration landscapes. It will be a great opportunity for legal practitioners and experts.

12:00-12:15

Welcome and introduction to ICC YAAF

  • Chloé de Jager, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg

12:15-13:30

To adjudicate or arbitrate (or both?), that is the question…

  • Moderator: Chloé de Jager, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg
  • Thomas King, Partner, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg
  • Michelle Porter-Wright, Director, Counsel, Allen & Overy, Johannesburg
  • Jonathan Ripley-Evans, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Johannesburg

13:30-14:15

Networking lunch

ICC South African Arbitration and ADR Days - Conference | Hogan Lovells | 14:30-19:30 (SAST) | Johannesburg

Join us in Johannesburg for an insightful debate as part of the ICC South African Arbitration and ADR Conference. We will focus on the arbitration in South Africa: which needs and which opportunities for the practitioners in the region.

This must-attend conference will gather dispute resolution practitioners in the region to learn and share insights on the latest trends in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the region. ICC International Court of Arbitration President, Claudia Salomon will begin the conference with a keynote speech on the future of affording access to justice and promoting the Rule of Law. It will be followed by two sessions to better understand and meet arbitration needs in the region and the opportunities for practitioners in the region in times of turbulence. This conference is open to all in-house counsel, company secretaries, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and generally dispute resolution practitioners. 

14:30-15:00

Keynote address: Affording access to justice and promoting the Rule of Law for the next 100 years

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

15:00-16:30

Understanding and meeting arbitration needs in the region

  • Moderator: Thethe Mokele, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg
  • Kirsty Simpson, Partner, DLA Piper, Johannesburg
  • Thomas Kendra, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Paris
  • Des Williams, Member, ICC South Africa and Director, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg
  • Jackwell Feris, Director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc, Johannesburg

16:30-17:00

Coffee break

17:00-18:00

Arbitration in Southern Africa: opportunities for practitioners in the region in times of turbulence

  • Moderator: Wessel Badenhorst, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Johannesburg
  • Mahlape Sello, Independent Non-Executive Director, Tiger Brands Ltd., Johannesburg; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Mulopa Ndalameta, Partner, ALN Zambia, Musa Dudhia & Co., Lusaka
  • Patrick Mung'oo, Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and CEO, OTIC Consulting Services, Gaborone

18:00-18:15

Closing remarks

18:15-19:30

Closing cocktail

(SAST Time Zone)

ICC DRS Africa Business Talks– A toolbox to boost Africa’s economic development | Werksmans | 2:00 - 4:30 pm (SAST) | Cape Town & Online 

Join us in Cape Town for the fourth edition of ICC DRS Africa Business Talks, organised in collaboration with the ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship. The event aims to gather experts from the public and private sector to cover the needs and concerns of the business community in Africa.

This fourth ICC Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) Africa Business Talks will focus on Economic Social Governance in the extractive industries. Shining a spotlight on the benefits of ICC global policy and dispute resolution tools in Africa and beyond, this series of talks aims to facilitate conversations and spark transformation by connecting business, government and industry experts through high-level roundtable discussions. 

14:00-14:30

Registration

14:30-16:30

Episode 4: Corporate responsibility and ESG in extractive projects

  • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
  • Karima-Catherine Goundiam, Founder & CEO, B2BeeMatch, Toronto
  • Eugenio Bettella, Partner, Bergs & More, Padua

(SAST Time Zone)

ICC South African Arbitration and ADR Days - Conference | The Capital 15 on Orange | 08:30 - 11:45 am (SAST) | Cape Town

Join us in Cape Town to attend the second conference of the ICC South African Arbitration and ADR Days on Mining arbitration in Africa and the arbitration needs in the region. 

This conference in Cape Town will be an opportunity to better understand different types of disputes that may arise from mining activities and how arbitration offers a suitable platform to resolve these disputes. Claudia Salomon, President of ICC International Court of Arbitration will start the event by interviewing General Counsel from International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and Gecamines. It will be followed by a session on arbitration needs in the region.

This is a must-attend event for all in-house counsel, company secretaries, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and generally dispute resolution practitioners from the region and beyond.

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:30

Keynote address: Diversity and inclusion in the practice of arbitration for the next 100 years

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

09:30-10:20

Mining and construction arbitration in the region

  • Roger Wakefield, Director, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg
  • Priyesh Daya, Partner, Webber Wentzel, Johannesburg

10:20-10:50

Coffee break

10:50-11:40

New directions for arbitration in the region

  • Wessel Badenhorst, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Johannesburg
  • Des Williams, Member, ICC South Africa and Director, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg
  • Jonathan Ripley-Evans, Herbert Smith Freehills, Johannesburg
  • Alexandre Vagenheim, Head of Impact & Global Relations, Jus Mundi, Paris

11:40-11:45

Closing remarks

ICC YAAF: Unlocking ADR solutions for the young practitioner  | The Capital 15 on Orange | 11:45 pm -2:15 pm (SAST) | Cape Town

Join us in Cape Town for a fireside chat with ICC International Court of Arbitration President, Claudia Salomon, and South African Bar Senior Counsel on dispute resolution, and how young arbitration practitioners can raise their profiles in an ever-evolving industry.

This event is ideal for legal practitioners, experts and consultants, whether starting out or experienced in the International Arbitration landscape. It is the perfect opportunity for young legal practitioners and experts with an interest in international arbitration to learn from those with first-hand experience. 

11:45-12:00

Registration

12:00-12:15

Welcome and introduction to ICC YAAF

  • Chloé de Jager, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg
  • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa; ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

12:15-13:30

Fireside chat with the President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Senior Counsel from the South African Bar

  • Moderator: Chloé de Jager, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg
  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Johan Wasserman, Senior Counsel, Maisels Group, Johannesburg

13:30-14:15

Networking lunch

Wessel Badenhorst

Partner, Hogan Lovells, Johannesburg

Eugenio Bettella

Partner, Bergs & More, Padua

Priyesh Daya

Partner, Webber Wentzel, Johannesburg

Chloé de Jager

ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg

Diamana Diawara

Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

Florence Dia-Gueye

ICC Global Policy Manager, Paris

Jackwell Feris

Director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc, Johannesburg

Thomas Kendra

Partner, Hogan Lovells, Paris

Thomas King

Partner, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg

Thethe Mokele

Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg

Patrick Mung’oo

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and CEO, OTIC Consulting Services, Gaborone

Mulopa Ndalameta

Partner, ALN Zambia, Musa Dudhia & Co., Lusaka

Michelle Porter-Wright

Director, Counsel, Allen & Overy, Johannesburg

Jonathan Ripley Evans

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa LLP, Johannesburg

Claudia Salomon

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Mahlape Sello

Independent Non-Executive Director, Tiger Brands Ltd., Johannesburg; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Kirsty Simpson

Partner, DLA Piper, Johannesburg

Timea Suto

ICC Global Digital Economy Commission, Paris

Alexandre Vagenheim

Head of Impact & Global Relations, Jus Mundi, Paris

Roger Wakefield

Director, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg

Johan Wasserman

Senior Counsel, Maisels Group, Johannesburg

Louise Wiggett

Managing Director, eTradex Pty Ltd, Cape Town

Des Williams

Member, ICC South Africa and Director, Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg

31 January 2023 - Events in Johannesburg

ICC DRS Africa Business Talks– A toolbox to boost Africa’s economic development | Hogan Lovells | 09:30 am – 12:00 pm (SAST) | Johannesburg & online

Venue:

In-person attendance:

Hogan Lovells

140 West St, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196

South Africa

Tel.: (+27) 11 052 6100

Online attendance: A Zoom link will be provided following registration.


ICC YAAF: Unlocking ADR solutions for the young practitioner | Hogan Lovells | 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm (SAST) | Johannesburg

Venue:

Hogan Lovells

140 West St, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196

South Africa

Tel.: (+27) 11 052 6100

 

ICC South African Arbitration and ADR Days - Conference | Hogan Lovells  | 2:30 - 7:30 pm (SAST) | Johannesburg

Venue:

Hogan Lovells

140 West St, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196

South Africa

Tel.: (+27) 11 052 6100

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02 February 2023 - Events in Cape Town

ICC DRS Africa Business Talks – A toolbox to boost Africa’s economic development Werksmans | 2:00 - 4:30 pm (SAST) | Cape Town & online

Venue: 

In-person attendance: 

Werksmans
1st Floor, 5 Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront,
8001, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel.: +27 21 405 5100

Online attendance: Zoom link will be provided once registered.

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03 February 2023 - Events in Cape Town

ICC South African Arbitration and ADR Days - Conference | 08:30 - 11:50 am (SAST) | Cape Town

Venue: 

The Capital 15 on Orange
Corner Of Orange Street & Grey's Pass, Gardens,
8001, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel.: +27 21 469 8000.


ICC YAAF: Unlocking ADR solutions for the young practitioner  | The Capital 15 on Orange | 11:45 - 2:15 pm (SAST) | Cape Town

Venue: 

The Capital 15 on Orange
Corner Of Orange Street & Grey's Pass, Gardens,
8001, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel.: +27 21 469 8000

For further information, please contact:

ICC DRS Africa

iccdrs-africa@iccwbo.org

Organiser

ICC Court Centenary

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