The Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) is pleased to OPEN REGISTRATION for the first Nairobi Arbitration Week (NAW). The event is scheduled to take place from 18th to 22nd September 2023 in Nairobi. The NAW will showcase Nairobi to users, practitioners, academics, investors, and other stakeholders as a seat of arbitration in the region. The week features a series of events including law firm led events, SOAS University of London training for counsel in Arbitration, young practitioners’ event, judiciary event, and culminate in a main event all participants day followed by a Gala Dinner.
The theme of NAW 2023 is “Gearing up for Changing Times: Exploring Perspectives for Arbitration.” There will be a cocktail of discussion topics under the sub-themes of Third-Party Funding, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Construction Arbitration, Ethics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Innovation, and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA).
We look forward to welcoming you in person in Nairobi. More details about this exciting week will be announced in the coming weeks before the event.
REGISTRATION DETAILS: NAIROBI ARBITRATION WEEK
Early Bird Registration:
2nd May 2023 to 30th June 2023 USD 275
After 30th June 2023 USD 315
Sponsor Discounted Rate USD 200
YOUNG PRACTITIONERS EVENT – 18TH SEPTEMBER 2023
- Emerging trends in arbitration practice and their implications for the young practitioner.
- Preparing yourself for a lifelong career in Arbitration. Table talks with practicing arbitrators.
- Setting up and sustaining an arbitration practice.
LAW FIRM SIDE EVENTS 19TH TO 21ST SEPTEMBER 2023
THIRD PARTY FUNDING TOPICS
- The ethical considerations involved in TPF, including conflicts of interest and potential interference in arbitration
- The regulatory landscape of TPF, including the legal framework and rules governing TPF in different jurisdictions.
- The impact of TPF on legal systems and practices, including the potential for increased
- The future of TPF, including the potential for increased use and the potential for further regulation or restrictions.
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE TOPICS
- The role of ESG considerations in international commercial arbitration
- Addressing ESG risks and opportunities in dispute resolution.
- ESG and the use of technology in arbitration: promoting efficiency and sustainability.
- ESG and the future of arbitration: trends and challenges in a rapidly changing world
- ESG and the development of ethical guidelines for arbitrators and parti
CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION TOPICS
- Managing Multi-Party Construction Arbitration: Strategies and Best Practices
- Enforcement of Construction Arbitration Awards: Challenges and Solutions
- The Role of Technology in Construction Arbitration: Opportunities and Challenges.
- The Use of Expert Evidence in Construction Arbitration Proceeding
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND INNOVATION TOPICS
- The use of AI in arbitration: current state and prospects
- How AI is transforming dispute resolution in international arbitration
- Ethical and legal considerations of AI in arbitration
- Challenges and opportunities in integrating AI into arbitration proceedings.
- AI-driven decision-making in arbitration: benefits and limitations
- The impact of AI on the role of arbitrators and dispute resolution professionals
- AI-driven analytics and prediction tools in arbitration: accuracy and reliability.
- Best practices for integrating AI tools into arbitration workflows.
- Cybersecurity and Data Protection: resolving disputes arising from cyber threats and data breaches through arbitration.
- The ethics of confidentiality in arbitration: Balancing the need for privacy with the duty to disclose.
- The role of ethics in the enforcement of arbitration awards: Balancing the interests of parties with the public interest.
- The ethics of diversity and inclusion in arbitration: Promoting equal access and opportunity for all parties.
- Ethical considerations in the use of technology in arbitration: Protecting privacy and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ethical considerations in commercial arbitration: Conflict of interests, bias, and impartiality.
- The ethics of arbitration funding: Disclosure requirements and potential conflicts of interest.
AFCFTA – AFRICA CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA AGREEMENT
- The Role of International Arbitration in Dispute Resolution under AFCFTA
- Investment Disputes and the AFCFTA: Challenges and Opportunities for International Arbitration
- AFCFTA and the Harmonization of Investment Laws: Implications for International Arbitration
- The Future of International Arbitration in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges under AFCFTA
- AFCFTA and the Rise of Intra-African Investment Disputes: The Need for Efficient International Arbitration Mechanisms
- AFCFTA and the Emergence of African Arbitral Institutions: Prospects and Challenges
- The Impact of AFCFTA on the African Legal Services Market: Opportunities for International Arbitration
- AFCFTA and the Development of a Unified African Arbitration Law: Prospects and Challenges
The Role of State Courts in Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: an experiential perspective
Early Bird Registration:
Sponsor Discounted Rate: USD 200