Africa in Arbitration and Arbitration in Africa: Perspectives From the Institution, In-house Counsel, Outside Counsel and Expert

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    Squire Patton Boggs
    7 rue du Général Foy
    75008 Paris

    As part of Paris Arbitration Week, we are pleased to invite you to a roundtable on Africa and arbitration. Our speakers will provide insights on Africa’s role in the field of arbitration and the increasing number of Africa-based parties, projects and practitioners, both in commercial and investment arbitration. They will explore some of the trends and challenges faced by the arbitration community and arbitration users alike, including the increasing demand for arbitration on the continent, the ever-expanding number of specialised local arbitrators, counsel and experts, the multiplication of arbitration seats, and the continuing development of the local arbitration infrastructure.

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    Experiences will be shared from the perspectives of:

    • The institution – Diamana Diawara (Director of Arbitration and ADR Department for Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration)
    • In-house counsel – Hafed Nassim Stambouli (Head of International Litigation Department, Sonatrach SPA in Algiers)
    • Outside counsel – Carole Sportes (Paris Office Managing Partner and Partner, International Dispute Resolution, Squire Patton Boggs) and Sabrina Aïnouz (Partner, International Dispute Resolution, Squire Patton Boggs, and Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for Algeria, ICC Africa Commission)
    • The expert – Patrick Hébréard (Managing Director, FTI Consulting)

    The roundtable will be moderated by Jérôme Lehucher (Partner, International Dispute Resolution, Squire Patton Boggs).

    The discussion will be followed by cocktails.

    Please note that the roundtable will be conducted in French.