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Event Date Mon Aug 30 EDT - Tue Aug 31 EDT (5 months ago)
Location Virtual Conference
Region Americas
Details

This world-class forum will address the most relevant, thought provoking and recent developments taking place in Africa in the areas of new trade pacts and increasing entrepreneurship. Panelists from throughout the region and other trade partners will discuss the practicalities for lawyers advising both inbound and outbound clients doing business in Africa.

Why Attend?
The ABA International Law Section has a long history of involvement in Africa, through international legal exchange trips and conferences in West Africa, East Africa and South Africa. Lawyers representing clients investing in trading with or considering ventures with African companies, as well as in-house counsel, will find a broad range of issues discussed.

Speakers

2021 Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Mr. Godfred Dame
Attorney-General, Republic of Ghana

SPEAKERS:

Nancy Kaymar Stafford
ABA International Law Section Chair-Elect

Anthony Forson
President, Ghana Bar Association

Rose Rameau
Partner, Rameau International Law, Washington, DC

Alan Lederman
Shareholder, Gunster, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Soji Awogbade
Partner, AELEX, Lagos, Nigeria

Paulette Brown
Former ABA President; Senior Partner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Locke Lord, Princeton, NJ

Pheona Wall
President, Uganda Law Society, Kampala, Uganda

Gloria Ofori Boadu
Managing Legal Practitioner, GOB Law Consult, Accra, Ghana

Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
Author, Founder, Women in Leadership Publications, United Kingdom/Nigeria

Elikem Kuenyehia
Former Chairman, ENSafrica, Accra, Ghana

Richard Nunekpeku
Founder and CEO, Anyako Farms Ltd., Accra, Ghana

Clarence Nartey
Country Manager, Invest in Africa, Accra, Ghana

John G. Ikubaje
Senior Political Officer (Democracy, Governance, Human Rights and Elections), Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, African Union Commission (AUC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Naomi Nwokolo
Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

Prof. Githu Muigai
Professor of Public Law at the University of Nairobi; Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights; and the immediate former Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

Frank Mugyenyi
African Continental Free Trade Agreement Institutional Support Project Coordinator at African Union, Sutton, United Kingdom

Victoria Barth
Sam Okudzeto & Associates, Accra, Ghana

Banke Olagbegi-Oloba
Lecturer in Law, Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State, Nigeria

Roger Wakefield
Director, Werksmans, Johannesburg, South Africa

George van Niekerk
Executive, Insurance, Retirement Funds, Dispute Resolution, ENSafrica, Cape Town, South Africa

Anish Wadia
FCIArb, Mumbai, India

Scott Blacklin
CEO, Blacklin Associates, Washington, DC

Yvonne Fiadjoe
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Millennium Development Authority, Accra, Ghana

Jude Kearney
Managing Partner of ASAFO & Co. (U.S.) LLP, Washington, DC

Ricardo Silva
Partner, Co-head of Energy and Natural Resources/Head of Timor-Leste Jurisdiction at Miranda Law Firm, Lisbon, Portugal

Wilmari Strachan
Executive, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, ENSafrica, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stephen Kiptinness
Senior Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, K&O Associates LLP, Nairobi, Kenya

Mohamed Eldib
Partner, IP, Eldib & Co., Cairo, Egypt

Vanessa Halle
Director, IP, Nico Halle & Co., Douala, Cameroon

H. Chacha Odera
Managing Partner, Oraro & Company Advocates, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Babatunde Ajibade
Managing Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co., Lagos, Nigeria

Linda Kasonde
Founder, LCK Chambers; Senior Vice Chair, IBA African Regional Forum, Lusaka, Zambia

Pieter Steyn
Director, Werksmans Attorneys & Chairperson, LexAfrica, Co-Chair, IBA African Regional Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa

Judge Bernice Donald
US Court of Appeals Judge for the Sixth Circuit

PANEL CHAIRS:

Porpoise Evans
Co-Chair, Africa Committee, ABA International; Partner, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, Miami, FL

Nancy Kaymar Stafford
Chair-Elect, ABA International, Newport, RI

Kofi Asmah
Partner, Gyandoh Asmah, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Corinne Lewis
Partner, Lex Justi, ABA International Co-Chair, International Human Rights Committee, Brussels, Belgium

Steven Richman
Former Chair, ABA International; Member, Clark Hill PLC, Princeton, NJ

Angela Gallerizzo
Co-Chair, Africa Committee, ABA International; AVP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, NY

Davidson Oturu
AELEX, Lagos, Nigeria

David Ofosu-Dorte
Sr., Partner, AB & David Africa, Accra, Ghana

MODERATORS:

Olufunmi Oluyede (Nigeria)
Co-Foundering Principal, TRLPLAW

Maître Serge Faray
MLBM (MDGENM), Lawyer and Coordinator of the United World, Kinshasa, DRC

Steven Richman
Former Chair, ABA International; Member, Clark Hill PLC, Princeton, NJ

Angela Gallerizzo
Co-Chair, Africa Committee, ABA International; AVP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, NY

Davidson Oturu
AELEX, Lagos, Nigeria

David Ofosu-Dorte
Sr., Partner, AB & David Africa, Accra, Ghana

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• NYSBA International Section