Mitigating risk for growth and sustainability in Africa

Our experts across Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Paris, Lisbon and London will explore and discuss the following topics, together with key arbitration institutions and business leaders:
  • key risks corporates across the continent are currently facing
  • how corporates, banks and public sector entities can mitigate the risk of entering into investments and transactions in Africa from a dispute perspective
  • legal solutions to ensure the best arbitration outcomes taking into account cost-effective forum options and trends in dispute avoidance and risk mitigation
  • the pros and cons of selection of seat and forum

For full programme and speakers, scroll below.


Webber Wentzel
90 Rivonia Road


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8:00-8.30   Coffee and registration

8:30-8:45   Welcome: Christo Els, Senior Partner – Webber Wentzel, South Africa

8:45-9:45   The institutional view

Erin Warmington, Partner – Webber Wentzel, South Africa

Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, Legal Counsel – Permanent Court of Arbitration, Mauritius
Tunde Ogunseitan, Counsel – International Chamber of Commerce, Paris
Adv. M D Kuper SC, Director and Chairman – The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa, South Africa

9:45-10:00   Tea break

10:00-11:15  Exploring the latest Africa trends
Matthew Weiniger, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration – Linklaters, London

Andre Robert, Partner/Mushtaq Namdarkhan, Barrister – BLC Robert & Associates, Mauritius
Babatunde Fagbohunlu, Head of Litigation, Arbitration and ADR – Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria
Roland Ziadé, Partner – Linklaters, Paris
Pedro Couto, Chairman of Couto, Graça & Associados (CGA), Mozambique
Sarah McKenzie, Partner – Webber Wentzel, South Africa

11:15-12:15 Managing risks – the corporate perspective


Priyesh Daya, Head of Dispute Resolution/Nick Alp, Partner – Webber Wentzel, South Africa


Michael Schottler, Lead Legal Counsel: Litigation – Anglo American, South Africa
Wayne Koonin, Group Finance Director: Group Management – Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Leam Gerber, Senior Legal Counsel - ENGIE, Southern Africa
William Cox Oelofse, Director Forensics and Investigations – Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya

12:15-12:30 Closing: Tom Lidstrom, Partner – Linklaters, London

12:30- 14:00 Networking lunch


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