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Biennial IBA African Regional Forum Conference - April 2020, Addis Ababa

Biennial IBA African Regional Forum Conference - April 2020, Addis Ababa

The biennial conference will focus on future-proofing the African legal profession - meeting the opportunities and challenges arising from innovation, technological disruption and integration.

Date of beginning

Wednesday, 01 April 2020


3 days


Addis Ababa




Suzana Su


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Topics will include:• African regional and continental integration in a post-Brexit and post-North American Free Trade Agreement world: free trade or protectionism?• Disruptive innovation and the role of lawyers in Africa• From M-Pesa to crowdfunding: opportunities and challenges for regulating new players in the African financial services sector• Roundtable discussion: what do 21st century clients expect from external counsel?• The art of risk management and data privacy regulations: local versus exterritorial laws• The domestic future of international criminal law• Training the future lawyer: are current frameworks fit for 21st century purposes?• What will remain unchanged in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution? Prices:IBA member (on or before 19 February): USD 295.0Non-member (on or before 19 February): USD 520.0IBA member (from 20 February until 25 March): USD 445.0Non-member (from 20 February until 25 March): USD 670.0 Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Venue details: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference Center, Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia