Hamid Abdulkareem will moderate a panel at the 4th African Arbitration Association (AfAA) Annual Conference, “International Arbitration in Africa: Transitions and New perspectives”, on Friday 13 October. The panel, “An introspective into African arbitration: where do we stand today and what may be the transitions and new perspectives of tomorrow”, will review the current state of arbitration in Africa, and how it may (or should) continue to develop in the future.

The conference will take place from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 October at Cape Sun Hotel Cape Town in South Africa.

To find out more and to register for the event, click here.

The African Arbitration Association (AfAA) is the continent’s promotional body for international arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution. Its members include leading African international arbitration and ADR practitioners, African arbitration institutions, and initiatives. The AfAA’s role is to support the continuing development of international arbitration in Africa and to improve and recognise the international prominence of its members and their activities. It also serves as a source of information on arbitrating in Africa.


Hamid, counsel in the London office, is an experienced arbitration practitioner and litigator, having regularly advised multinational companies on an extensive range of disputes. He is a current Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Insolvency and International Arbitration Working Group, the Young Africa Chair for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration’s Young Arbitrators Network’s Advisory Board. Hamid has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders and as a National Leader for arbitration in Nigeria and is ranked in The Legal 500 for international arbitration.

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