CIArb News

Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration in Cameroon

06 Aug 2019

On 26 July 2019, Eru Amem Takem MCIArb, the YMG Ambassador in Cameroon organized a seminar on International Commercial Arbitration in Limbe, a city located in the Southwest region of Cameroon.

The event was hosted by Propeace, an NGO based in Cameroon which shares the goals of CIArb that is to promote, facilitate and develop private dispute resolution.

The seminar brought together 150 participants from all fields of life, with a majority of them being lawyers.

The discussed topics included:

  • The notion of Arbitration and forms of Arbitration by Dr Duga TITANJI;
  • Rules of professional ethics for common law advocates by Barrister Gilbert Tangunyi;
  • The Arbitration agreement, selection of Arbitrators and their terms of reference by Dr Duga TITANJI;
  • Presentation of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators by Eru Amem Takem MCIArb.

A questions and answers session marked every presentation. Presentation of CIArb was keenly followed by the participants, especially since it provided a clear explanation of  pathway to become a certified arbitrator. The participants sought to learn how they could benefit from the advantages offered by the CIArb membership.

At the end of the seminar, 86 persons indicated their intent to take the CIArb online course and assessment, leading to the ACIArb grade of membership.

The participants have also expressed their wish for having a preferential fee for candidates wishing to take both the course and Assessment online as this will motivate more candidates to enroll.

The enthusiasm of the participants prompted the YMG Ambassador to forward their wish to the relevant instance of CIArb which could accelerate the process of creation of a CIArb Branch in Cameroon.

Lastly, the participants expressed the need to bring the CIArb message to other regions in Cameroon, and they observed a significant interest in becoming arbitrators.

In this regard, the participants pleaded for the establishment of an outreach program on the promotion of Arbitration led by CIArb.

The seminar ended with a vote of thanks after which magazines, Journals, notepads and flyers received from CIArb and were distributed to the participants.

Three significant recommendations from the seminar included a request for a special fee for taking the ACIArb course and assessment, putting in place an outreach program on the promotion of Arbitration led by CIArb in the ten regions of Cameroon and creation of a CIArb Branch in Cameroon.

10 Dec 2019

CIArb’s APAC Regional Office proudly supports APRAG Conference 2020

CIArb APAC Regional Office is proud to announce Supporting Organisation for one of the most important Arbitration conferences in Thailand, APRAG Conference 2020 "Innovations and Challenges Facing the Arbitration Industry.

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10 Dec 2019

Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration Course March 2020 (APAC) 

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is delighted to announce that next year’s 9-day residential Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia Pacific region will be taking place at the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Malaysia.

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10 Dec 2019

Save the date for the 5th annual Fox Williams/CIArb Vis Pre-moot

The 2020 edition of the Fox Williams/CIArb Vis Pre-Moot will be held the 28 February - 1 March 2020 in London, UK

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