- Paris 75116
- 7 July 2020, 9:00 AM France Daylight Time
- 7 July 2020, 11:00 AM France Daylight Time
In reality, there are several key points of contact between arbitration and State courts that occur at almost every stage of arbitral process life cycle: from before the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, either in support of arbitration or in order to prevent arbitration proceedings from taking place, to parallel proceedings in related disputes, requests for interim measures and even after completion of the arbitral process through enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards.
The current practice on the African continent is very diverse. In certain regions and jurisdictions the outcome is very much encouraging with significant cooperation between arbitration and the State. In other regions, however, misunderstanding and distrust is the norm, preventing the harmonious co-existence between arbitration and litigation.