EAIAC 2016 Programme

Through consultations with the stakeholders, the programme committee has made all efforts to develop the most appropriate and relevant agenda for the EAIAC 2016
Day 1
08 Sep 2016
Day 2
09 Sep 2016

Registration and Coffee

Delegates collect their conference package and tag at the registration desk. Light coffees will be served

Opening Plenary Session

Keynotes and welcome addresses
Agnes Gitau
Justice Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja
Francis Gimara

Profiling Large Infrastructure, and ENR Investment in East Africa

Overview of Large Infrastructure Projects and Vision in East Africa Cross-border investment and trade regimes (regional blocs and dispute mechanisms) Domestic Regimes on investment in Infrastructure and ENR and emerging...
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Agnes Gitau

Using Arbitration and Selecting Representation

Introduction to International Arbitration and its role in fostering development Anatomy of an international arbitration and experience case study Africans in African International Arbitration – Myth or Reality? (What it...
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Chris Parker
Nikhil Desai

Coffee/Tea Break

Dispute Resolution in African Infrastructure and ENR

Dispute resolution mechanisms for Government procurement and partnerships in Eastern African ENR and Infrastructure The Arbitration Law Regimes of East Africa Case Reviews of arbitrations in African infrastructure and natural resources
James Kihara

Networking Lunch

Drafting Large Infrastructure Contracts

Moderator and speaker introduction Causes of disputes and drafting commercial terms to mitigate risks Drafting effective dispute resolution/arbitration clauses Contracting – The things you wish you knew
Terry Mwango

Choosing an Effective Arbitration Process

The Arbitration Rules – Comparison of European and African Centres The Seat of Arbitration – How to choose the best one
Duncan Bagshaw
Yemi Candice-Johnson

Cocktail Reception Evening

Focus on the Award and the Arbitrator

The choice of Arbitrator – what to consider (nationality, expertise, ethics, conflict of interest other emerging issues) The Award – International Requirements and Drafting guidelines Case experience – reflections by an...
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Steven Finizio
Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch

Networking Coffee Break

Enforcement of International Awards

The New York Convention and International Enforcement Enforcement and Challenges to Awards in East Africa East African Courts and support for Arbitration
Richard Kiddell
Leyou Tameru

Networking Lunch

Investment Protection in large infrastructure and ENR

Bilateral Investment Treaties – the trends, and reaping benefits Investment Arbitration – A practical overview and jurisdictional matters Does Investment Arbitration work for Africa? – Benefits and Criticisms
Peter Muiisa
Andrew Cannon

A growing Market – Making Africa an International Arbitration Hub

Legislative Challenges and Opportunities – in arbitration and other laws Institutional Challenges and Opportunities – courts and institutions Other Arbitration Market Issues– marketing, accessibility, perception The investor’s expectations for the...
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Dr. Fidele Masengo
Jimmy Muyanja

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