On 15 and 16 December 2014, the third biennial Mauritius International Arbitration Conference (MIAC) was held in Mauritius with the following title: “The Litmus Test: Challenges to Awards and Enforcement of Awards in Africa”.
MIAC 2014 featured panels formed of international and regional leaders in the field who explored from practical perspectives challenges to awards and enforcement of awards in general with special emphasis on Africa.
Over two days, a very interesting combination of panels and workshops was made as follows: Two panels of experts presenting papers, one focusing upon challenges to awards and the other upon enforcement of awards. Two practical workshops involving advocates and judges relied on mock cases to demonstrate how in practice advocates can argue challenges to awards and enforcement of awards and how a tribunal might go about adjudicating on these matters. Two Panel-led discussion sessions allowing all delegates attending the conference to raise questions and points for discussion arising from earlier panels.
CRCICA Director led the discussions on the recognition and enforcement of awards in a panel-led discussion session moderated by Mr. Hugo Siblesz, Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and involving Prof. Philippe Leboulanger, Leboulanger et Associes, Paris and Vice Chairman of CRCICA Advisory Committee, as another discussion leader.