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JOHANNESBURG conference PROGRAMME

AILA

Hot Topics in Investment Arbitration

Date:    8 November 2019

Venue: Webber Wentzel, 90 Rivonia Road, Sandton

Johannesburg, 2196

08:30   Registration

09:30   Welcome Address by Christo Els, Senior Partner, Webber Wentzel

09:40   Opening Remarks by Dr Rukia Baruti, Managing Director, AILA

09:45   Keynote Address by Mr Justice David Unterhalter, Justice of the High Court, Competition Appeal Court    

10:15   GROUP PHOTO/COFFEE BREAK .............................................................................................................................................. .

10:45 -  South Africa on ISDS: A Response to be Emulated?

Moderator:  Sha'ista Kazee, Pan African Bar Association of South Africa

Panellists

Vlad Movshovich, Partner, Webber Wentzel

Jonathan Ripley-Evans, Director, Herbert Smith Freehills

Kwadwo Sarkodie, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Prof. Engela SchlemmerUniversity of Witwatersrand

12:00 - Reforming ISDS: Will African States Realise their Potential to Effect Change Through Multilateral Forums?

ModeratorDr Chrispas Nyombi, Reader in International Commercial Law, Director of Research in Law, School of Law, Canterbury Christ Church University

Panellists

Jackwell Feris, Directior, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.

Chiraag Shah, Partner,  Kirkland & Ellis International

Trevor Versfeld, Director, Webber Wentzel

Joanitha Ntangeti, Lecturer, University of Plymouth/PhD Candidate final year, Canterbury Christ Church University

13:15 -  LUNCH..............................................................................................................................................................................................

14:15 -  Regional and Continental Agreements: Africanisation of Investment Arbitration?

Moderator: Kamau Karori, Partner, Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates

Panellists

Prof. Makane Moise MbengueUniversity of Geneva

Bobby Banson, Founding Partner, Robert Smith & Adelaide Law

Miannaya Essien, SAN, Managing Partner, Principles Law Partnership

Olusola Adegbonmire, Partner, Sola Ajijola & Co.

15:30   China-Africa Relations: Heralding a New Era in Investment Arbitration? 

ModeratorMuhammad Dele Belgore, SAN, Partner, Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

Panellists

Sarah McKenzie, Partner, Webber Wentzel

Andrea Menaker, Partner, White & Case LLP

Ken Melly, Senior Associate, Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates

Wil Huang, Senior Transactions Specialist, ENSafrica

16:45   Closing Remarks by Jackwell Feris, Director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.

16:50 - NETWORKING RECEPTION AT CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR INC................   .................................                   ............,,,,,,,,,.

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