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International Arbitration

According to Chambers in addition to its litigious prestige, Bowmans maintains excellent standing for its ADR practice, with notable experience in arbitrations across Africa.

  • Overview

International arbitration is fast-becoming the preferred method of resolving commercial disputes in Africa. This trend is set to continue as investments increase amid continuing concerns about the quality of local judiciaries.

We provide cost-effective and practical advice at every stage of the arbitration process from drafting appropriate dispute resolution and arbitration clauses, to conducting pre-arbitral negotiations and arbitral proceedings and ultimately to enforcing arbitral awards.

We have developed expertise across various business sectors and have experience in arbitrating under the rules of all major arbitral institutions.

We act for clients in both treaty-based arbitrations and international commercial arbitrations. Our experience ranges from investment protection arbitrations, to arbitrations concerning joint ventures and transactions as well as commercial disputes. We also regularly conduct ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL and other rules.

Our membership of, and active participation in, regional arbitration associations (such as the China Africa Joint Arbitration Centre; Kenya’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Dispute Resolution Centre; the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa; and the Association for International Arbitration in Uganda) aid our ability to find innovative ways to settle disputes.

We represent a broad international client base including multinational organisations and non-government entities, governments, state-owned entities and financial institutions.

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