Arbitration Dispute Resolution Litigaship Series

Litigaship Webinar Lauded as it Canvasses for the Expansion of Arbitration in Africa

"It is my respectful submission that where we go from here with Arbitration with arbitration in Africa is quite positive and hopeful in the face of improved laws, sound practices and growing confidence of African arbitrators and Practitioners...there are several international institutions increasingly canvassing their profiles in Africa through workshops, conferences and seminars such as this one (that is Litigaship Webinar) which speaks volumes regarding the opportunity in Africa for the expansion of arbitration."


The 2nd Series of the Litigaship Webinar co-hosted by Sam Adegoke Esq and Wale Adeagbo AICMC was held on Saturday, 27th November, 2021 and was honoured by participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya (Egerton University) and Bostwana. The Guest Speaker at the webinar, Edward Fashole-Luke II, a prominent leading Attorney in Bostwana while making recommendations on how the growth of Arbitration in Africa, commended Litigaship Webinar for its impact in canvassing for the growth of Arbitration in Africa.

Mr Edward Luke reiterated that arbitration is not alien to the African cultural practices, what now differentiates it is that arbitration in Africa has been modernized and institutionalized. He’s of the opinion that in order to grow and sustain arbitration in Africa, the court must recognize the need for increase control by parties to articulate the benefits of Arbitration.

While discussing on the topic “Candlesticks and Bars: The Current Trends in Arbitration/Dispute Resolution”, Mr Edward Luke hammered on the point that the hallmark of arbitration is that it is an adjudication that flows from the consent of the parties to the arbitration agreement compared to litigation. He further enjoined lawyers and non-lawyers alike to have relevant training in ADR techniques so that ADR practice in Africa will be able to adequately meet up with international arbitral practice.

In his conclusion which ended in a positive note for the growth of Arbitration in Africa, the guest speaker said:

“It is my respectful submission that where we go from here with Arbitration with arbitration in Africa is quite positive and hopeful in the face of improved laws, sound practices and growing confidence of African arbitrators and Practitioners…there are several international institutions increasingly canvassing their profiles in Africa through workshops, conferences and seminars such as this one (that is Litigaship Webinar) which speaks volumes regarding the opportunity in Africa for the expansion of arbitration.”

The link to the recorded version of the webinar is below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XmgrfNxVKbO8R-MIAGdnTBiYdfmDX7LM/view?usp=drivesdk

Wale Adeagbo AICMC, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Attorney.

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