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 a Partner in the firm with over 11 years’ experience as a practicing advocate. She was until June 2018 a Partner at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews. She has a wealth of experience in commercial and civil litigation as well arbitration. She has represented and advised a diverse portfolio of local and international clients in disputes filed before all the courts in our legal system including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as well as key statutory tribunals and bodies.
Irene has significant and distinguished experience in employment and labour relations matters. She was consistently been top-ranked by the reputable, Chambers and Partners global guide in from 2017 to date. She was also recognized in 2018 and 2020 by Legal 500 in 2018 global guide which notes her as recommended for employment disputes.
Irene sits in the Nairobi Employment and Labour Relations Court Bar-Bench Committee. She is also the Law Society Representative in the Employment and Labour Relations Court. She has been involved in notable and important litigation in the country and was the recipient of International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2018 for Litigation. She was part of the team that represented a leading player in the tobacco industry before the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in challenging the lawfulness and constitutionality of certain regulations affecting the industry.
She regularly appears before various statutory tribunals and particularly the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board and has been involved in disputes relating to tenders for some of the largest tenders in the country including various projects in the energy sector, the standard gauge railway, the laptop project and the Lamu Coal power plant project among others.
Irene also has considerable experience in tax matters and has represented and advised clients in complex and high exposure tax and revenue disputes. She also handles judicial review and constitutional law disputes among others.
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.