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Africa and arbitration – is London still relevant?
A LIDW21 member-hosted event.

Stewarts is pleased to co-host this event with Clyde & Co, Hogan Lovells and AELEX.

Panellists:
Daniel Wilmot, Partner, Stewarts, London, UK
Funke Adekoya SAN, Partner, AELEX, Lagos, Nigeria
Nathan Searle, Partner, Hogan Lovells, London, UK
Alon Meyerov, Partner, Clyde & Co, Johannesburg, South Africa

The panel will discuss London’s role in Africa-related arbitrations, including:
(1) The global trend of rising nationalism has shown up in Africa, with many arguing for the resolution of African disputes by Africans on the Continent. What is the role of the global arbitration community in this trend and the English courts’ role?
(2) New growth frontiers in Africa: are London’s arbitral players placed to keep a-pace?
(3) South Africa’s International Arbitration Act and its role in facilitating parties to choose African seats.
(4) Opportunities for African arbitrators in a virtual environment and disputes trends arising from Africa’s technology boom.

In addition to registering for this free LIDW21 member-hosted event, please register for the LIDW21 conference (at https://2021.lidw.co.uk/register/), which includes 16 virtual sessions delivered by leading experts in their fields, 4 unmissable keynote addresses by high-profile dispute resolution figures, and many vital opportunities to network with colleagues from around the world. The read more about LIDW21, visit https://2021.lidw.co.uk/.
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