Arbitral Insights
The dynamism of arbitration in Francophone Africa

The dynamism of arbitration in Francophone Africa

November 23, 2021

Paris-based international arbitration partner Clément Fouchard and senior associate Guillaume Aréou welcome Dr. Sylvie Bebohi Ebongo for the first in a series of podcasts focused on arbitration in Francophone Africa. Dr. Bebohi Ebongo is co-founder and partner of HBE Avocats. She is admitted to the Paris and Cameroon bars.

In this episode, our speakers explore the practice of arbitration in the region covered by the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (Organisation pour l’Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires) (OHADA). The discussion will highlight the importance of civil law and the French language in this part of Africa, and will explore recent developments in OHADA and its modern and international approach to arbitration.

Spotlight on …  Inspirational senior advocate Fali S. Nariman

Spotlight on … Inspirational senior advocate Fali S. Nariman

November 17, 2021

Gautam Bhattacharyya welcomes – and pays tribute to – the renowned and respected legal legend Fali S. Nariman. The duo explore the best way forward for arbitration to thrive and excerpts from Mr. Nariman’s autobiography, Before Memory Fades.

NAFTA v USMCA: Differences, objectives and friction points a year later

NAFTA v USMCA: Differences, objectives and friction points a year later

November 10, 2021

Hugo Perezcano (former head of Mexico’s Trade Remedy Authority and general counsel for international trade negotiations) and David Gantz (Will Clayton Fellow for Trade and International Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Center for U.S. and Mexico) are hosted by Will Russell from our international arbitration group in Houston for a discussion on the key differences between NAFTA and the USMCA a year after its implementation. The trio discuss the USMCA’s objectives, its key differences compared to NAFTA, potential friction points in the energy industry, and what we can expect for future disputes. 

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