[Masterclass] Asser Masterclass on investing in Africa will give you a private international law toolkitPublished 21 April 2021
Africa has a strong up-and-coming consumer market. With increased international commercial transactions in Africa, the significance of private international law is more prevalent than ever. This unique Asser Masterclass will give your company a head start when investing in Africa by equipping you with a sophisticated understanding of the operation of private international law in Africa.
Africa’s population is approximately one billion people, and its growing population is expected to reach nearly 2.2 trillion dollars in consumer spending by 2030. The recent African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) Agreement seeks to create free movement of persons, goods and services within the African Union. This has accentuated the role of private international law in resolving potential cross-border disputes involving international commercial actors. Lawyers, judges, arbitrators and other stakeholders will have to gain advanced knowledge of the specific operation of private international law in the African context.
This Masterclass will provide you with the essential legal know-how to invest in English-speaking Africa by equipping you with a sophisticated understanding of the specific operation of private international law in the African context. The four key issues that will be discussed in-depth in this Masterclass are: questions of jurisdiction, choice of court agreements, foreign currency obligations, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
Dutch lawyers can obtain 10 PO points for their attendance.
This masterclass is coordinated by Asser researcher Chukwuma Okoli. His principal research interests include all aspects of private international law/conflict of laws, with a special focus on the European Union, Nigeria, and English speaking or Commonwealth Africa.
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About the masterclass series
Lifelong learning is essential for those engaged in today's legal and business world. The Asser Academy Masterclass series are short courses tailored to professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge, stay up-to-date and remain competitive by mastering skills the global market needs. The Asser Academy Masterclass series will combine the cutting-edge knowledge of academia with the hands-on experience of practitioners.
Date: 24 - 25 June 2021
Fee: €995,- €745,-(IJI and Asser clients),- €495,-(Students and NGO-workers)
Organiser:T.M.C. Asser Instituut