Our dedicated team of International Arbitration practitioners

are fully equipped to help you navigate the complexities of international arbitration in Africa and to guide you through the entire process in a pragmatic and commercially driven manner.

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International Arbitration

Navigating the complexities of international arbitration in Africa requires expert guidance through the various factors specific to each jurisdiction on the continent.

Our dedicated team of international arbitration practitioners are fully equipped to help you answer those questions and to guide you through the entire process in a pragmatic and commercially driven manner - from negotiating the arbitration clause, the governing law for the agreement, choosing the appropriate seat and/or location for the arbitration hearing, selecting the most appropriate procedural rules to govern the procedure, choosing the appropriate arbitrator right through to ultimately enforcement of the award, including risk advisory services relating to bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.

Our services include:

  • The drafting of arbitration clauses and agreements.
  • Choice of governing law.
  • Appropriateness of institutional or ad-hoc arbitration, particularly in Africa.
  • International investment arbitrations.
  • Investment law aspects of treaty-based arbitrations.
  • Risk advisory services relating bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.
  • Aspects relating to the rules published by various arbitration institutions.
  • The choice of arbitrator.
  • Interim relief.
  • Procedural aspects of international arbitrations.
  • Challenges to the appointment of arbitrators.
  • Challenges to arbitral awards.
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards.
  • Chambers Global 2017 ranked us in Band 1 for dispute resolution.
  • Chambers Global 2011–2016 ranked us in Band 2 for dispute resolution.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2013–2015 recommended our practice in Tier 2 for dispute resolution.