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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.

    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 17 Apr 2018
    • Accra, GHANA

    This training aims is to equip participants from private practice and/or government service with the practical skills required to handle international trade and investment disputes.  The training will provide an overview of the legal framework of the multilateral trading system and investment treaty law as well as the procedural issues in commencing and responding to a claim.  It will also look at West Africa’s role, in particular Ghana and Nigeria, in shaping recent trends in Investor-State arbitration.  The discussions will be based on treaty text, investment instruments, cases and the experience of the trainers. Practitioners and government officials will be invited to participate.  Participants will be expected to join in the discussions and in simulations.

    Tuition fee is £100 / GHC 600 for Individuals and £75 / GHC 465 for Students (proof will be required).  Tuition fees covers materials, refreshments and lunch.  Payment to be made after your application is accepted.

    APPLY HERE the application period closes on 23 February 2018.

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 21 Sep 2018
    • London

    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 organization, 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.


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