Why are African disputes still being resolved 'out of Africa' and why does it matter?

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30

Jurisdictions and global issues
Member Hosted Events

Inbound investment into Africa continues to grow and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area will undoubtedly increase the volume of cross-border trade. Infrastructure and energy projects are also on the up. With growth, comes disputes; many African countries are still seeing disputes being resolved in other jurisdictions. Why is this?

• Does English law continue to prevail? For how long?
• What are the prospects for OHADA law and arbitration?
• Is it still an advantage for disputes lawyers based in African countries to be English law qualified?
• What are the bars to domestic dispute resolution?

The panel session will be followed by informal networking drinks.


  • Aisha Abdallah - ALN Kenya
  • Tunde Fagbohunlu - Aluko & Oyebode
  • Toyosi Odunmbaku - Jackson, Etti & Edu
  • Opeyemi Longe - White & Case
  • Shai Wade - RPC
  • Tunde Ogunseitan - Arbitrator


  • RPC
  • White & Case