The European Branch of CIArb is hosting this virtual panel discussion, organised by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hamann, and joined by expert speakers from Africa and beyond. The panellists will examine the recent practice of recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in their respective countries. The panellists will address:
Prerequisites for the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, including differentiation between domestic and foreign awards.
The procedural steps for enforcement of arbitral awards- are there any restrictions, defences and costs involved?
The chances for success of the respective procedure.
How the enforcement of arbitral awards can be prevented.
The procedural steps and grounds for setting aside the arbitral awards.
This Webinar is free, pre-registration is required. This event will be in English. Please note times are listed in CEST (GMT+2)
Dr. Hamann is specialized in domestic and international arbitration, plant construction and infrastructure projects, corporate law, post M&A, contract law and international public law. He is engaged Africa on a regular basis since 2007. Mr. Hamann participated in approx. 60 arbitral proceedings (ad hoc, SO construction, ICC, DIS) as party representative and in SOBau and ad hoc proceedings as arbitrator. The subject matter of arbitral proceedings included partnership agreements, construction and plant construction agreements as well as post M&A. Mr. Hamann founded law firm Hamann Rechtsanwälte, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2013.
Dr. Ainuson is a Partner at AB Lexmall & Associates, a firm of Commercial Lawyers and Consultants in Accra. At AB Lexmall & Associates, his practice focuses on commercial litigation in the areas of tax, commercial transactions and contracts. In addition to his litigation work, he has also provided assistance to the firm’s transactions team. Here, he has provided advisory services to blue chip companies in M & A work, joint ventures, general corporate governance, employment law and tax advisory.
He was licensed as a Foreign Law Consultant in the State of Georgia in the United States of America where he provided advisory services to United States based companies planning to do business in Ghana. To this, he has provided support in the areas of business intelligence reports, tax advisory, corporate immigration, regulatory compliance, business set-ups and related matters.
Kweku is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law where he teaches Company Law, Commercial Law and Natural Resources Law at the undergraduate level. He is also a core teaching member of the LLM in Oil and Gas program at University of Ghana School of Law where he teaches Political Economy of Oil and Gas Regulation and Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Regulation.
He previously served as an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University with joint appointment at the Political Science Department and the African American Studies Program. He is widely published in leading journals of the world.
Dr. Ainuson has a PhD in Public Policy with specialization in natural resources law & policy and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Clemson University. He has also obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree with specialization in Maritime Law from the University of Georgia, Athens, USA. Prior to graduate school, Kweku obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Ghana.
He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association with more than nineteen (19) years standing as a lawyer.
Irene is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with close to 15 years’ post-admission experience. She is a partner at Munyao, Muthama and Kashindi Advocates. Irene specializes in Dispute Resolution and has extensive sub-specializations in Employment and Labour Relations, Tax, Data Protection, and Public Procurement.
She is adept in arbitration and other forms of ADR and is an Associate Member of the CIArb (Kenyan Chapter). She has represented parties and also acted as an arbitrator in local and internal arbitration including LCIA and ICC arbitrations.
She is Board member of the Public Procurement and Administrative Review Board.
She is a co-author together with George Kashindi, of the Kashindis’ Employment Case Digest (August 2020).
She is the LSK representative in the Employment and Labour Relations Court Rules Committee.
She has been top-ranked in Band 1 by the prestigious legal directory Chambers and Partners since 2017 to date (2022) in the employment category. She was also ranked by the directory in 2022 in the Dispute Resolution category. She has also been ranked as a “Recommended Lawyer” in employment by Legal 500 from 2018 to 2022. She was the winner of the Client Choice Awards (litigation) in Kenya in 2018. She has been lauded by clients interviewed by leading legal international rankings acclaiming her as “thorough and very professional" “goes above and beyond what is required.” “She also has in-depth hands-on experience dealing with emerging issues and this makes her stand tall.” "She gives you realistic advice and is diligent, with a fast response time." "Irene is very adaptable, agile, professional and knows her stuff.“
She has been a resource person and has appeared as a speaker at Law Society of Kenya CPDs programmes, Judiciary Training Institute among as other seminars and conferences. She was the recipient of the Lawyer of the Year (2nd Runner’s up) Award by LSK Nairobi Branch in 2020.
Darlynton is the Managing Partner of Onyx & Bricks (Barristers and Solicitors) a General Service Law firm with office in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Darlynton has extensive experience in dispute resolutions (litigations, arbitrations and mediations) arising from commercial contracts; labor and employment issues; tax liabilities; compensation claims and property disputes; claims arising from oil exploration activities and negligence.
Darlynton has also had direct responsibility for or participated in company formations and restructurings; joint ventures, public private partnership transactions, real estate investments, labour and industrial relations, particularly with regard to contractual issues, regulatory compliance and general legal advisory services.
He is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, Nigeria Branch.
James has over eight years’ post-qualification experience as an advocate in Kenya. He is a partner at Munyao Muthama & Kashindi (MMK) Advocates and an adjunct lecturer at the Kenya School of Law. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Moi University, Kenya; a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDipLaw) from the Kenya School of Law.
James has over the years been involved in some of the most significant litigation in Kenya, involving novel points of law, serious constitutional and legal issues, and matters of public interest. In the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) space, he represents clients in ADR processes and also sits as an arbitrator and a mediator. He has been involved in both domestic and international arbitration. In 2016, he assisted the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in reviewing the court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Policies and Procedures. As an LL.M. student, he won the 5th LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition. He also regularly writes on emerging issues in ADR.