LCA Lauds International Meetings on Business Law in Africa

L-R: RIDAA Conference Dinner….Partner, Lazareff Le Bars, Francois de Senneville; Ex-politician, Mamadou Konate; Director, Lagos Court of Arbitration, Bimpe Nkontchou (first right); and a delegate at the 2013 International Meeting on Business Law in Africa held at Mauritius recently.
The Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) has commended the International Meetings on Business Law in Africa whose second edition just came to a close in Mauritius. The peculiarity of African issues in business took the front burner at the conferences organised under the theme: “African Issues in International Arbitration: Knowledge, Foresight and Planning”. The event was held at the prestigious, Hotel De Mauricia, Grand Baie. 

The Conference was initiated as a platform of exchange and networking with special emphasis on structuring complex projects, as well as enlightening business players and legal practitioners looking at opportunities in the African market. 
Bimpe Nkontchou, Director of the LCA, who attended the event, lauded the organisers and discussants expressing optimism that such forums for convergence would help Africa harness the potentials of foreign direct investments while ensuring that investors venture with confidence in the continent.
L-R: Conference…Cabinet Head,The Firm, Marie-Andre Ngwe; Ex-politician, Mamadou Konate; Legal Counsel and representative, Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Fedelma Smith; Registrar, Mauritius International Arbitration Conference(MIAC),Duncan Bradshawe; Partner, Lazareff Le Bars ,Benoit Le Bars; and Director, Lagos Court of Arbitration, Bimpe Nkontchou at the 2013 International Meeting on Business Law in Africa held at Mauritius recently.
According to Nkontchou, “the quality of papers and discussions at these meetings are just the substance foreign investors are eager to have, to give them the assurances that their investment would not be subjected to unbearable risks. Africa has the necessary legal framework to safeguard investments and ensure fair, prompt and equitable resolution of issues that may arise in business this was one of the main objectives for setting up the LCA, perfectly positioned in Nigeria.”
The event was split between conferences and workshops with special focus on implementation of businesses in Africa, spanning incorporation (creation), management and dispute resolution processes/tools.
The summit had participants from several countries in attendance, including Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Congo, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Benin, Nigeria, Tunisia, UK, Australia and Swiss. 
Chief Justice of the Republic of Mauritius, Hon. Y. K. J. Yeung Sik Yuen was on hand to warmly welcome participants and formally introduce the Conference while Business Development Manager at Total, Olivier Vaquié, shored up the confidence of prospective investors by sharing his over nine years business experience in Africa. 

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