From 4 to 6 of December 2016, Dr. Ismail Selim, the then Director-Elect of the CRCICA attended the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) Inaugural Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
In the talks, leading arbitration practitioners from inside Africa and the outside, such as the U.K., New Zealand, Malaysia, etc., discussed current issues in the arbitration field. Examples are ‘Investing in Africa: Ease of Doing Business Initiatives & Enforcement of Contracts’, ‘Dispute Resolution in Africa’ and ‘Role of External and In-House Counsel in International Arbitration’. The Conference was also attended by H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, the Secretary-General of AALCO.
Dr. Selim participated in the debates, and invited the participants to attend the Conference on “The Role of African States & Governments in the Development of Arbitration in Africa”.” to be organized by the SOAS University of London and CRCICA on 3-5 April 2017 in Cairo – Egypt.
On the sideline of the inaugural conference, a cocktail reception was sponsored by Oraro & Company Advocates, a Kenyan Law Firm. Dr. Selim attended the cocktail where thoughts and experiences about the features and future of arbitration in Africa were exchanged.