Hot Topics in Investment Arbitration

LAGOS | 31 OCTOBER 2017

Venue: Lagos Court of Arbitration

Conference Sponsors Registration


Conference Programme


08.30

Registration


09.35

Welcome Address by Mr Tunde Busari, Managing Partner, Akinwunmi & Busari


09.40

Opening Remarks by Dr. Rukia Baruti, Managing Director, Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA)


09.45

Keynote Address by Chief Christopher Bayo Ojo, SAN, Senior Partner, Bayo Ojo & Co.


10.15

Rethinking Investment Treaties in West Africa

Moderator: Olusola Adegbonmire, Partner, Sola Ajijola & Co.


Panellists

Babajide Ogundipe, Partner, Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

A Reappraisal of Investor Protection and Investor Obligations Provisions in the ECOWAS Supplementary Act on the Community Rules on Investment.


Bobby Banson, Lead Consultant, Smith & Adelaide Law

“E be Treaties We go Chop”


Uchenna Njoku, Kanu Agabi & Associates

From the First to the Second Generation of  BITS in Nigeria:  An Examination of the Morocco-Nigeria BIT


11.15

COFFEE BREAK

11.30

Africa’s Changing Role in International Investment Law

Moderator: Funke Adekoya, SAN, Partner, AELEX Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators


Panellists


Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile, Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law

Reforms at the national and bilateral levels


Dr Chrispas Nyombi, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University

Reforms at the regional and continental level


Olasupo Shasore, SAN, Senior Counsel, Africa Law Practice

Investment Arbitration Reforms: The Need for Coherence


12.45

LUNCH

14.00

Money Matters in Investment Arbitration: Third Party Funding, Settlement Offers and Security for Costs


Moderator: Obosa Akpata, Partner, Patreli Partners Legal Practitioners


Panellists


Ignacio Torterola, Partner, GST LLP

Third Party Funding in Investment Arbitration: A Practitioner’s Views


Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou, Counsel, Lazareff Le Bars

Security for Costs in Investment Arbitration


Naomi Briercliffe, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy

Settlements in Investment Treaty Arbitration


15.00

Illegality in Investment Arbitration: Corruption, Illegally obtained evidence and State’s Abuse of Power


Moderator: Muhammad Dele Belgore, SAN, Partner, Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

Panellists


Robert Wheal, Partner, White & Case

Illegally obtained evidence


Dr Khrushchev Ekwueme, Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi

A Modest Foray into Corruption in Investment Arbitration


Diego Gosis, Florida Foreign Legal Consultant, GST LLP

Allegations of State Abuse of Power


16.15


16.20

Closing Remarks by Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN, Managing Partner, S.P.A. Ajibade & Co


Photographs followed by a COCKTAIL RECEPTION




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