Africa Arbitration Awards 2022

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About AAA

Hosted on the sidelines of the annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference 2022, the 3rd Africa Arbitration Awards (AAA) will take place on Friday 17th June 2022 at Serena Hotel, Kigali-Rwanda.

 This is an opportunity to once again shine a light on exemplary leadership and success in Africa Arbitration. The Africa Arbitration Awards incorporated in 2019, aims to celebrate, recognise and honor outstanding practitioners and leaders in the Africa arbitration ecosystem. This platform forms part of the organisers' vision of building international arbitration capacity, expanding Africa's networks as we promote, profile and celebrate Africa’s success in international arbitration.  

The Awards comprise of 5 categories where in each category, individual nominees must be of African nationality, and nominee organisations must have incorporated offices located in Africa. These categories are:

  • African Arbitrator of the Year (over 40 years);
  • Young Arbitration Practitioner of the Year (under 40 years);
  • Leading Case Counsel Team;
  • Leading Arbitration Services Provider; and
  • Innovation in Arbitration.
Nominations Rules

African Arbitrator of the Year” Nomination Rules 

  • Over 40 years of age.
  • Based in an African country.
  • National of an African country.
  • Must be Africa National as nominee. Please observe confidentiality if applicable.
  • Relates to individual work or team leader work in an international commercial or investment arbitration.

Please indicate in your nomination:

  • Description (anonymized if the case is not public) of the international arbitration cases in which the nominee has acted as arbitrator to your knowledge.
  • Thought leadership regarding international arbitration in Africa the nominee was involved in to your knowledge.
  • Reasons why you think this nominee stands out and should win this award.

Leading Case Counsel Team” Nomination Rules

  • Based in an African country.
  • Led by a national of an African country.

Please indicate in your nomination:

  • Description (anonymized if the case(s) are not public) of the international arbitration cases in which the nominee team has acted.
  • Description of any international arbitration case (anonymised if the case is not public) this team has acted on and which makes it stand out.
  • Reasons why you think this nominee team stands out and should win this award.
  • Must be or include an African national/organisation as nominee. Please observe confidentiality if applicable.
  • Relates to team work in an international commercial or investment arbitration.

“Young Arbitration Practitioner of the Year” Nomination Rules.

  • Under 40 years of age.
  • Based in an African country.
  • National of an African country.

Please indicate in your nomination:

  • Description (anonymised if the case is not public) of the international arbitration cases in which the nominee has acted as arbitrator to your knowledge.
  • Description (anonymised if the case is not public) of the international arbitration cases in which the nominee has acted as counsel to your knowledge.
  • Thought leadership regarding international arbitration in Africa the nominee was involved in to your knowledge.
  • Reasons why you think this nominee stands out and should win this award.

“Innovation in Arbitration Award” Nominations Rules.

  • Africa-based nominee (arbitration centre or arbitration-focused organisation)
  • Please describe in your nomination the innovation by the nominee which in your opinion deserves this award, including how it contributes to the development of arbitration in Africa.
  • Must be or include an African national/organisation as nominee. Please observe confidentiality if applicable.
  • Innovative idea, system, structure or way of doing business that has contributed to promoting Arbitration in Africa and preparing for the Future of Arbitration.
  • Includes the use of technology, innovative systems, innovative partnerships and innovative training programs, or any non-conventional idea

Leading Arbitration Service Provider” Nominations Rules

  • Africa-based service provider (e.g., experts, forensics or third-party funders).
  • Please explain in your nomination what services relating to arbitration were provided by the nominee.
  • Reasons why you think this nominee stands out and should win this award.
  • Must be or include an African national/organisation as nominee. Please observe confidentiality if applicable.
  • Includes related services to arbitration such as expert witnesses, transcription, interpretation, forensics, dispute funding, tribunal secretaries, among others.

 

2022 Nominees
2022 Judges
Barrister & Chartered Arbitrator
Register, The Mediation and Arbitration Center (MARC), Mauritius
Chairman, Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC).
Secretary General, Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC), Rwanda
Registrar/CEO, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration, Kenya
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