On 4th to 6th of December 2016, the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) held the first Inaugural Nairobi International Arbitration Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. This conference, dubbed as “Investing in Africa: A New Frontier in Dispute Resolution”, provided a platform to dialogue and root for delocalization of international commercial arbitration.
The Conference focused the trajectory of investment discourse to building recognition of the role of Arbitral Institutes and the safe seat for arbitration. It also brought together private sector, investors, Ministers’ for Trade and Industry, Justice and Attorneys’ General; Regional and sub-regional Organ Representatives; renowned international arbitration experts, regional and local arbitration service providers to network and contribute to the future of global commercial and investment arbitration.
Dr. Oveis Rezvanian, Director of TRAC, was among the speakers of this conference and gave a speech on the topic of “on Choice of Tribunal and Party Representatives; delocalization or venue-isation of Arbitration (The Crisis of confidence and expertise)”. In this conference, Dr. Rezvanian also had an opportunity to meet and exchange views with H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, Secretary-General of AALCO, as well as the Directors of other AALCO regional arbitration centres.