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The SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey report published earlier this year has sought to compile data to test the perception, based on some anecdotal evidence, that African arbitration practitioners are under-represented in arbitrations relating to the Africa region. The survey gathered data from 191 African arbitration practitioners on their participation in domestic and international arbitration … Continue reading Perspectives from the SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey 2018

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Our Arbitration in Africa series continues with Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN, Partner at Aluko & Oyebode in Nigeria. In Part 1, Babatunde discussed his personal and professional background, including his current role. He also considered arbitral institutions and centres in Nigeria, as well as arbitral procedure. In Part 2, he examines the courts’ support for arbitration in Nigeria, recognition and … Continue reading Arbitration in Africa: Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN, Nigeria, part 2 of 2

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Our Arbitration in Africa series continues with Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN, Partner at Aluko & Oyebode in Nigeria. In Part 1, Babatunde discusses his personal and professional background, including his current role. He also considers arbitral institutions and centres in Nigeria, as well as arbitral procedure. In Part 2, he examines the courts’ support for arbitration in Nigeria, recognition … Continue reading Arbitration in Africa: Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN, Nigeria, part 1 of 2

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Swithin J. Munyantwali, Counsel at Appleton Luff continues our series, Arbitration in Africa. In Part 1, Mr Munyantwali discussed his personal and professional background, including his current role. He also considered arbitral institutions and centres in Uganda. In Part 2, he examines arbitral procedure, court support for arbitration, and recognition and enforcement of awards in Uganda. He … Continue reading Arbitration in Africa: Swithin J. Munyantwali, Uganda, part 2 of 2

REUTERS | Michael Turner

Swithin J. Munyantwali, Counsel at Appleton Luff, continues our series, Arbitration in Africa. In Part 1, Mr Munyantwali discusses his personal and professional background, including his current role. He also considers arbitral institutions and centres in Uganda. In Part 2, he examines arbitral procedure, court support for arbitration, and recognition and enforcement of awards in Uganda. He … Continue reading Arbitration in Africa: Swithin J. Munyantwali, Uganda, part 1 of 2

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Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Chair of private international law and professor of international arbitration at Cairo University, and founding partner and head of international arbitration at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, commences our new series, Arbitration in Africa. In Part 1, Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab discussed his personal and professional background, including his … Continue reading Arbitration in Africa: Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab, Cairo, part 2 of 2

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Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Chair of private international law and professor of international arbitration at Cairo University, and founding partner and head of international arbitration at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, commences our new series, Arbitration in Africa. In Part 1, Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab discusses his personal and professional background, including his current … Continue reading Arbitration in Africa: Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab, Cairo, part 1 of 2

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South Africa’s recent adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law for the purposes of international arbitration has been widely celebrated. In a jurisdiction where the statutory framework for the conduct of, and approach to, arbitration had all but stagnated, this move heralds a welcome alignment with global best practice and positions South Africa to become a … Continue reading South Africa’s adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law: evolution in the practice and procedure of arbitration

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In line with international trends, commercial arbitration of disputes in South Africa has become more popular over the last 15 years. This is particularly so in disputes which require the arbitrator to have specialised commercial skills, for example, in disputes that are commercially complex or transnational in scope, or where a particular expertise is required, … Continue reading A new dawn for international arbitration in South Africa?

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Growth in major African economies over the last two decades has been attributed to the increase in foreign investment and business opportunities. With the increase in foreign investment has come the increase in international disputes and the reluctance of foreign investors to settle these disputes in local courts in African jurisdictions.