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Ninth Annual SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference 2023

11 October 2023 at University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

Enhancing the Arbitrator’s Conduct of the Arbitration Proceedings

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Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2023

Venue: University of Cape Town

The Ninth SOAS Arbitration in Africa annual conference will be held at the University of Cape Town on 11 October 2023. This conference will focus our engagement on the arbitral procedure. We will examine practices in relation to preliminary meeting/CMC; effective procedural order no 1, issues around witness examination; deliberation of the tribunal, and drafting the award.

The primary objective will be for participants to share their experiences and learn from each other. We shall produce and critique draft documents for the preliminary meeting; procedural order no 1; identify some dos and don’ts for witness examination and deliberations by the tribunal and headings template for the final award. 

Participants: those who already sit as arbitrators either in domestic or cross-border disputes.

Number of participants: maximum 200 people from across the African continent and beyond (particularly those who will also attend the AAA annual conference).

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