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The first African ICCA Congress

The ICCA Congress is the largest regular conference devoted to international arbitration. It takes place every two years, on each occasion in a different city. The host city for the Congress is selected by ICCA on the grounds that it is a place which has made significant recent advancements as a venue and centre for international arbitration. The 2012 Congress, held in Singapore, and the 2014 Congress, held in Miami, each attracted over 1,000 delegates.

The Congress is a major academic and professional event, representing a significant milestone in the advancement of international arbitration law and practice. It includes presentations of papers from the leading experts in the field of international arbitration, as well as substantial opportunities for discussion and sharing of ideas. Delegates travel from all over the world to take part in the ICCA Congress, because there is no better opportunity for practitioners and other users of international arbitration to ensure that they are up to date with the latest developments in the subject and, more importantly, are involved in the discussions that will shape developments in the field in years to come.

Benoit Le Bars, Founding Partner is invited to speak as a member of the Plenary Session
Spotlight on Africa: Perspectives on Arbitration on 11 May 2016.

The last decade has seen a blossoming of international arbitration in Africa, with numerous regional arbitration centers and the development of new national arbitration laws. A group of leading African and international practitioners will discuss their experiences arbitrating disputes in African seats and arbitral centers, including the particular benefits and challenges of international arbitration in Africa.