Chartered Arbitrators to hold 2020 virtual annual conference, investiture Wednesday

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The Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICArb) will host its 2020 virtual annual conference and investiture on November 18, 2020.

Addressing reporters in Lagos, the institute’s Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Shola Oshodi-John, said this year’s conference will be held virtually in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Mrs. Oshodi-John also said the event will be held online with technical partnership from the Arbitration Place, Canada, and support from several international organisations, like ArbitralWomen, Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA), Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), among others.

The theme for the three-day conference, which will hold from Wednesday, November 18 to Friday, November 20, 2020, is: Making Arbitration (and ARD) Work for Africa.

Several papers are expected to be delivered by prominent individuals in various fields and from around the world.

President and Chairman of Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators,    Chief Afe Babalola, will welcome participants to the event.

President of the Court of Appeal, Nigeria, i Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, is expected to be the guest of honour on the opening day.

Two keynote addresses are scheduled for the first day of the conference. The first address, Making Arbitration Work for Africa: Rethinking investment Treaties and Sustainable Development for Africa, will be taken by George Kahale III, Chairman, Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Cotts and Mosel LLP, Washington DC, U.S.A.

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