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Our events are organised and delivered by a team of the most eminent practitioners in their field.

Our flagship training programme is an annual week-long training programme on Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration delivered in London in the month of September to government and private practice lawyers from across Africa.  We also regularly deliver training, conferences and seminars in African countries and elsewhere.  The seminars and conferences are often delivered in association with other institutions.

    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire

    Conference on Arbitration in Africa that will launch the African Arbitration Association (AfAA)

    Attendance is free but registration is required.  

    Conference Programme, Logistics information and Registration can be accessed here


    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 21 Sep 2018
    • LONDON, UK

    The programme: intensive training on investment treaty law and arbitration covering aspects that include: sources of international investment law, investment treaty substantive standards, jurisdictional issues, settlement of investment disputes under ad hoc and ICSID arbitration, case management and recognition, enforcement and challenges of awards. Course materials provided. CPD hours may be claimed.

    Learning Outcomes: The course aims to equip participants with no prior training in this area, with an understanding of the key concepts of international investment law and the methods for the settlement of disputes between private investors and States.

    Where: London, UK.

    When: 17 – 20 September 2018

    Who should attend? Practitioners from African countries who work in the Attorney General’s chambers or equivalent, treaty negotiators from government ministries, investment promotion agencies or lawyers in private practice dealing with investment treaty issues.  Those from non-African countries with a demonstrated interest in the growth of African investment may also apply.  Priority will be given to those who have not attended this training before.

    How to apply: Complete the Application Form online before 27 April 2018.Applications submitted without all the information will not be processed. Whilst we value all applications, we regret that we will only be able to contact successful candidates.

    Tuition Fee: Except for a nominal fee of £100 per successful candidate, participants travelling from African countries will be exempt from the full tuition fee of £595.  The nominal fee must be paid at least a month (30 days) prior to commencement of the programme. The nominal fee is non-refundable even if you do not attend the training except at the absolute discretion of AILA where there are considered to be significant extenuating circumstances. Participants living in the UK (or other European country) will be charged the full tuition fee. Please note, as a non-profit organisation, we do NOT offer sponsorship for the cost of airfare, accommodation, hotel meals and incidentals. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they can cover these expenses.


    • 05 Nov 2018
    • NAIROBI, Kenya

    This conference will discuss the latest developments and trends in Investment Arbitration with a particular focus on their impact on Africa and the role of Africa.

    Register your interest here


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