Middle East & Africa

South Africa: Proposed new rules for mediation (to the exclusion of arbitration) in investor-state disputes

Draft Regulations have been published by the South African government setting out rules for the mediation of investor-state disputes (to the exclusion of international arbitration).   Click here to read our Johannesburg office's bulletin, which highlights concerns with the proposed developments and calls … Continue reading

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Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa: 2nd edition

Herbert Smith Freehills has published an updated second edition of our Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa, a publication summarising the key dispute resolution procedures and trends in each of Africa's 54 diverse jurisdictions. Since its publication in 2013, the first edition of the Guide has … Continue reading

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Alternative dispute resolution in Africa (Part 6)

Further to our previous five posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5) on the use of ADR in Africa we now feature in the final part the responses from South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, … Continue reading

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Alternative dispute resolution in Africa (Part 5)

Further to our previous four posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4) on the use of ADR in Africa we now feature in part 5 the responses from Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and … Continue reading

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Establishment of the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution in Jordan for IP disputes

The Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS) (based in Amman, Jordan) recently held an extraordinary meeting where it was unanimously agreed to establish the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR). AIPMAS  is a non-profit organisation established by practitioners … Continue reading

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Alternative dispute resolution in Africa (Part 4)

Further to our previous three posts (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) on the use of ADR in Africa we now feature in part 4 the responses from Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique and Namibia … Continue reading

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Alternative dispute resolution in Africa (Part 3)

Further to our previous two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) on the use of ADR in Africa we now feature in part 3 the responses from Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya and Lesotho to … Continue reading

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Alternative dispute resolution in Africa (Part 2)

Further to our previous post on the use of ADR in Africa we now feature in part 2 the responses from Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cȏte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti and Egypt.

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Herbert Smith Freehills launches ground-breaking Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa

On 19 March 2013, at a seminar in London attended by over 150 delegates, specialists from across our award-winning Africa practice addressed latest trends, practical workarounds and handling risk in Africa. At the event, Herbert Smith Freehills launched its Guide … Continue reading

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Dubai Chamber of Commerce launches on-line mediation application service

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce (DCC) has launched a unique online mediation service in the Middle East. The DCC assists parties to resolve commercial disputes through mediation provided that at least one of the disputing parties is a DCC member … Continue reading

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