As part of Paris Arbitration Week 2022, Reed Smith is delighted to welcome you to a panel discussion, co-hosted for the third year running with AfricArb, on “Arbitration in Western and Northern Africa: institutional perspectives and legal developments.”

Speakers: Clément Fouchard Guillaume Aréou

Event Type: Webinar

Start Date/Time:
30 March 2022, 12:00 PM France Daylight Time
End Date/Time:
30 March 2022, 2:00 PM France Daylight Time

Guest speakers from arbitral institutions active in Western and Northern Africa, including the ICC, CAMC-O (Burkina Faso), CRCICA (Egypt) and Lagos Court of Arbitration (Nigeria), will join us to provide institutional overviews of arbitral developments across the region. We will then move to a wider panel discussion to explore updates to the following topics: compétence-compétence principal, interim measures, public policy, the enforcement of arbitration awards, and states and state entities in arbitration.

Guest speakers set out below.

Part one – Institutional Overview

  • Bintou Boli, Arbitrator, Mediator, Permanent Secretary of the Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Centre of Ouagadougou (CAMC-O)
  • Diamana Diawara, Regional Director for Africa, ICC
  • Ismail Selim Dalia Hussein, Director of the CRCICA, Secretary Treasurer of the IFCAI and Board Member of the AfAA
  • Oluwatosin Lewis, Executive Secretary, Lagos Court Of Arbitration
  • Moderator: Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou, Independent Arbitrator

Part two – Developments regarding arbitration law

  • Prof Dr Mohamed Sameh Amr, Professor & Chair International Law Dept. at Cairo University, Founder & Managing Partner of Amr & Partners Law Firm (Cairo)
  • Clément Fouchard, International Arbitration Partner, Reed Smith
  • Affef Ben Mansour, Attorney at Law, Arbitrator - Public International Law and International Arbitration
  • Tolu Obamuroh, International Arbitration Associate, White & Case
  • Moderator: Guillaume Aréou, International Arbitration lawyer, Reed Smith

Book your virtual place using the registration link above. 

The event will be conducted in a mix of English and French.

Read more about our speakers by downloading the PDF below.