CIArb International Conference 2018
ADR Trends in a Dynamic Legal Environment
About the Conference
The expansion of international trade, particularly in recent decades, has spawned a large number and type of international disputes. International arbitration has largely been accepted as a tool to promote and attract FDI for large public infrastructural projects as it provides an internationally accepted platform for Alternate Dispute Resolution.
This conference provides an excellent forum for International Arbitration professionals & users to network and create valuable synergy required to promote, profile and celebrate Africa’s International Arbitration & Arbitrators.
This conference aims to expose participants to the various emerging trends and methods available for the effective and efficient resolution of international commercial disputes. It will also provide an overview of the leading national and international arbitration institutions engaged in providing the services and fora for the resolution of such disputes. Finally, it is hoped that this course will provide participants with a deep insight regarding the latest legal developments on important issues involving arbitration and its intersection with domestic courts.
This conference is particularly important for ADR practitioners, in-house counsel, state corporations, Judiciary, government ministries, and counties as it will impart them with necessary skills and knowledge to handle large PPP investments contracts with arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism.
|CIArb Members||USD 250.00|
|CIArb YMG Conference ONLY||FREE|
|CIArb YMG + CIArb Conference||USD 200.00|
Bank : Commercial Bank of Afirca
Branch : Mama Ngina
A/C Name : Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
KES A/C No : 6435390017
USD A/C No : 6435390067
Swift Code : CBAFKENX
Paybill Number : 975743
Account Name : CIARB CONF
Travel and Accomodation
Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.
CIArb Kenya has however negotiated preferential room rates with the Leisure Lodge Hotel. The complete information will be sent upon registration enabling participants to make their reservations directly.
Scott Travel Group Limited
6th Floor Western Heights, Westlands
P. O Box 1835 00606, Nairobi Kenya,
Tel + 254 733 607 914 | + 254 731 074 270 | + 254 771 068 244
Visa applications for entry into Kenya can take several Days to process. If travellers from your country of citizenship require a visa to enter Kenya, we highly recommend that you begin the visa application process well in advance. CIArb Kenya is able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.
50% of the registration fees will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 18 September 2018. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Updated registration information will be required. Please be informed that any formation of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of $10 + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. Please note that CIArb Kenya Branch reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers.
|18:30||Arrival of delegates and Chief Guests|
Welcome Address by the Master of Ceremony
Dr. Kariuki Muigua, Ph. D., FCIArb., Chartered Arbitrator, Kenya
Anthony Abraham, MCIArb. Director General, CIArb., London Headquarters
|08:00 - 09:00||
Registration –CIArb Kenya Branch Secretariat
|SESSION 1: OPENING SESSION|
|09:00 - 10:20||
Welcome Address by the Conference Taskforce Chairperson
|10.20- 10.40||GROUP PHOTO SESSION / HEALTH BREAK|
SESSION 2 : ARBITRATION: EMERGING ISSUES
What are the practical implications for international commercial arbitration in the African context
What is the proper balance between procedural efficiency and cost savings on one hand and risking a poor outcome on the other?
Can corporate Counsel effectively influence the process and outcome of arbitration?
SESSION 3 : MEDIATION OF COMMERCIAL DISPUTES IN AFRICA
(MODERATOR : Njeri Kariuki, FCIArb., Chartered Arbitrator - Kenya)
Is mediation an alternative to arbitration in resolving disputes in Africa?
What are the limitations that mediation presents in areas such as awards and determination of costs?
Granted that arbitration is focused on securing rights while mediation is focused on maintaining relationships, is an aggrieved party likely to loose out in mediation?
How should Courts address uncooperative parties who frustrate settlement agreements in mediation?
The future of Court- Annexed Mediation: reflections from Multidoor experience
SESSION 4 : THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: THE ADJUDICATION PRACTICE AND EFFECTS OF EMERGING LAWS
(MODERATOR: Eng. Paul Karekezi, FCIArb., Kenya )
Constitution of Dispute Boards; what are the salient issues to consider?
Comparative experience on adjudication practice: The Mauritian experience
Emerging issues regarding enforcement of adjudication awards
Sector experience on the use of Adjudication in resolving construction disputes
|08.00- 9.00||Registration –CIArb Branch Secretariat|
SESSION 5 : INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION
(MODERATOR- Thomas Snider, Dubai)
|09:00 - 10:20||
Enhancing the capacity of Africa regional arbitration centres vis-a- vis other regional centres.
Diversity issues of appointments in investment treaty arbitrations
Bilateral/ Regional Agreements vis- a- vis international investment treaties in undertaking arbitration of disputes
Enforcement of arbitral awards arising from international investment treaty agreements Bobby Banson ESQ, Ghana
The future of International Arbitration in Africa Dr. Emilia Onyema, FCIArb., London
SESSION 6 : JUDICIARY IN ARBITRATION: EFFECTS OF JUDICIAL INFLUENCE
(MODERATOR- Mr. Calvin Nyachoti, FCIArb., Chartered Arbitrator, Kenya)
The role of Judiciary in Arbitration: effects of judicial influence
Setting out the threshold for judicial intervention in arbitral awards
Understanding the limits of judicial review in setting aside arbitral awards
The emerging jurisprudence from judiciary on arbitration
The enforcement of arbitral awards: emerging notty issues
|13.00- 13.50||LUNCH BREAK|
SESSION 7 : ROUND TABLE SESSION CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES ADR PRESENTS IN THE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES AT THE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL LEVELS
(MODERATOR- Hon. Prof. Githu Muigai, FCIArb., Chartered Arbitrator, Former Attorney General, Republic of Kenya)
CIArb Africa Trustee - Elect
Attorney General, Zambia
Attorney General Tanzania
Attorney General Uganda
Minister of Justice/Attorney General of Rwanda
President East Africa Court of Justice
President African Court on Human and People’s Rights.
Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia
Chairman, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chairman, East African Bsiness Council
|SESSION 8 : CONFERENCE CLOSURE|
Vote of Thanks