Celebrating 50th UNCITRAL and 60th New York Convention Anniversaries
DATE: THUR. 14TH-FRI. 15TH JUNE, 2018
VENUE: TRANSCORP HILTON HOTEL, ABUJA, NIGERIA
Contribution Of United Nations & UNCITRAL In International Trade Law Harmonization & Dispute Settlement
UNCITRAL is a major and important United Nations [UN] Commission that makes regulations for the modernization and harmonization of rules on international business and sets standards that govern international trade.
The New York Convention is an international treaty for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards which also applies to arbitral awards considered non-domestic.
It is a global instrument used in settling international business and commercial disputes.
The Federal Ministry of Justice, Regional Centre For International Commercial Arbitration [a continental body with diplomatic status], the Governing Councils of International Dispute Resolution Institute [a mega Arbitration& ADR Institute with global operations] and Arbitration & ADR In Africa
[an International Dispute Settlement Service Provider] cordially invite you, your colleagues, management and friends, to the 50th UNCITRAL and 60th New York Convention Anniversaries Conference scheduled for Thursday, 14th & Friday, 15th June, 2018, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
The 60th New York Convention Conference is the first ever in Africa and it’s being held in Nigeria.
This great event celebrates the remarkable contributions of the United Nations and UNCITRAL in the area of international trade law, modernization and harmonization of fair international business rules and laws in most jurisdictions [at present 157 nations] of the world.
The conference aims to deepen African’s economic and business relations with the world and international partners, highlighting its role as a key player in Africa on matters concerning commercial arbitration & the global economy.
The topics for the conference would include but not limited to: encouragement of free movement in trade and investments, attraction of Foreign Direct Investment [FDI], facilitating and strengthening Of cross border contracts, Use Of Arbitration & ADR In Resolving Disputes In The Financial Sector, Incentives To Reducing Risk Of Investing In Emerging Markets And Developing Countries, Electronic Settlement of Trade Disputes, Diplomatic Missions As Engines for Foreign Direct Investments [FDI] In Africa, Accelerating Intra-Africa Trade & Investment, etc.
Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN
Federal Attorney General & Minister For Justice, Nigeria
Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret
Secretary General UNCITRAL, Vienna/New York, USA
Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama
Hon. Minister For Foreign Affairs, Nigeria
Prof. David Butler, Ph.D
Emeritus Professor of Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Chief Consultant to South Africa Government on International Arbitration Act.
Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah
Hon. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria
Legal Adviser UNCITRAL Vienna/New York, USA
Prof. C.J. Amasike, Ph.D
Professor of International Commercial Law and Arbitration. Chairman, Int'l Dispute Resolution Institute [IDRI]
Dr. Judith Knieper, Ph.D
Legal Adviser UNCITRAL, Vienna/New York, USA
Dr. Gaston Kenfack, Ph.D
President United Nations Int'l Trade Law Commission, New York, USA. President of the Association For The Promotion of Arbitration in Africa, (APAA).
Prof. John Faris, Ph.D
Professor/Head of Arbitration & ADR, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Consultant to the South African Government on Lexis Nexis Panel.
Dr. Gordon Blanke, Ph.D
Partner/Head, International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Group of DWF LLP, Dubai, UAE.
Mr. Wilfred Ikatari
Director, Regional Centre For International Commercial Arbitration - Lagos, Nigeria.
Prof. Walid Ben Hamida, Ph.D
Professor of Law & Arbitration,University of Paris [University of Evry Val d'Essonne & Sciences Po] Paris, France.
Mr. Benjamin Siino
Legal Counsel, Shearman & Sterling, Paris.
Mr. Christian Klausseger
Partner, Binder Grösswang, Germany
Dr. Ismail Selim
Director, Cairo Regional Centre For Int’l Commercial Arbitration, Egypt
Partner, Foley Hoag, Washington DC, USA
Funke Adekoya SAN
Partner, AELEX, Nigeria
This conference will equip participants with the skill to provide quicker and inexpensive resolution of domestic and international business disputes.
It shall, similarly, be of great interest to individuals, companies, and corporations interested in investing in Africa, or who work or had worked in Africa and wish to develop or reinforce existing networks in Africa with individuals, firms, corporations, companies, governments and their agencies.
It shall be of great benefit to those wishing to develop or invest in developing economies, especially in Africa.
It promises to be a great forum for international networking for Chief Executives of Companies, Corporations, Captains of Industries, Oil & Gas Executives, Banks & Financial Industry Executives, Power & Energy Executives, Maritime Executives, Top Government officials, Managing Partners of Law, ADR & Accounting Firms, Lawyers, the Judiciary, the Diplomatic Missions, International Agencies, etc.
Certificate of Participation would be awarded to all who successfully complete the programme.