Spotlight on Africa: Perspectives on Arbitration

Plenary 3

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.

Moderator: Funke Adekoya (Nigeria; ǼLEX)          



  • John Miles (United Kingdom/Kenya; JMiles & Co.)
  • Olasupo Shasore (Nigeria; Ajumogobia & Okeke)
  • Benoît Le Bars (France; Lazareff Le Bars)
  • Rukia Baruti (Tanzania/United Kingdom; Africa International Legal Awareness)
  • Vlad Movshovich (South Africa; Webber Wentzel)
  • Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab (Egypt; Zulficar & Partners)
  • Thierry Koenig (Mauritius; ENSafrica)
  • Marie-Andrée Ngwe (Cameroon; Cabinet Me Marie-Andrée NGWE)
  • Ace Anan Ankomah (Ghana; Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah)
  • Aisha Abdallah (Kenya; Anjarwalla & Khanna)


Rapporteur: Ina Popova (Bulgaria; Debevoise & Plimpton)

Bethlehem Asmamaw (Ethiopia; MIDS program)