2014 MENAfrica Arbitration Conference

Trade and investment between Africa and the Middle East has grown exponentially over the last decade — Naturally, so has the number of cross-border disputes, many of which are preventable.  The conference is designed to inform 
industry and legal professionals how best to mitigate risk and assure transactional success in commerce between these two highly dynamic and complex regions. Conference panels will address such topics such as negotiating contracts in post-conflict environments, arbitrating construction and infrastructure disputes, arbitration in the context of asset recovery, enforcement of arbitral awards and non-conventional arbitration mechanisms. In addition to providing excellent networking opportunities, the event offers participants a choice of highly practical, mini-courses: “Application of Scenario Planning to Arbitration”, & “A Primer on Banking and the Asset Recovery Process, with Applications to Arbitration”. Courses may be eligible for continuing-education credit. Course attendance is included in the conference registration, and may be subscribed independently of the conference (See Registration Options).

Saturday, October 11, 2014
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Registration and Welcome
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm Panel 1: Keynote: Why Arbitrate?
5:30 pm to 5:45 pm Break
5:45 pm to 7:00 pm Panel 2: Trends in Africa-Gulf Trade & Arbitration
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Reception and Opening Address: H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi

Sunday, October 12, 2014
7:30 am to 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 9:15 am Opening Ceremonies
9:15 am to 10:30 am Panel 3: Arbitrating Infrastructure Disputes
10:30 am to 11:00 am Break
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Panel 4: Islamic Arbitration
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm Panel 5: Risk Mitigation in Contracts
2:45 pm to 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm to 4:30 Panel 6: Asset Recovery & Sanctions
4:30 pm to 5:45 Panel 7: Arbitration in Conflict & Post Conflict Environments
5:45 pm to 6:00 pm Break
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm Panel 8: Enforcement & Arbitration
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Evening Reception

Monday, October 13, 2014
7:30 am to 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 12:30 pm CHOICE OF HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS [See Panels & Workshops Link]
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Closing Ceremonies and Lunch

Afternoon: Touristic Option TBD


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