ICCA in Johannesburg

ICCA’s second African pre-2016 Congress Roadshow took place in Johannesburg last week. Developing the day’s rule of law theme, the Keynote Address by South African Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke noted that the rule of law is “an entitlement of all African people”. Other speakers addressed various aspects of the relationship of international arbitration with the rule of law, including David Unterhalter SC’s presentation on the role of international arbitration in fostering the rule of law (noting its role in a world in which the administration of justice frequently goes beyond national borders), Claire de Tassigny Schuetze (PCA representative in Mauritius) on investment arbitration, Lise Bosman (ICCA Executive Director) and Duncan Bagshaw (LCIA-MIAC Registrar) on the contribution of regional arbitral institutes, Lindi Nkosi-Thomas SC on current commercial arbitration practice in South Africa, Vlad Movshovich (Webber Wentzel) on investment arbitration in South Africa, and Jackwell Feris (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) on developments in the Southern African region.

The busy event was attended by nearly 100 attorneys, advocates and in-house counsel and hosted at local law firm Webber Wentzel. Lise Bosman also provided delegates with an overview of ICCA's history and activities, and Duncan Bagshaw concluded with a taste of the programme and arrangements for the May 2016 Congress. The next pre-Congress Roadshow will be held in Nairobi on Wednesday 16 September.