Lagos Court of Arbitration partners 2013 IBA Annual Conference in Boston

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The Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) has sponsored the African Regional Forum lunch held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel at the 2013 week-long International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference held in Boston.

The Conference, which dwelled on themes around terrorism, legal identity, poverty, and human trafficking, attracted a record-breaking 6,000 lawyers and judges from 120 countries.

His Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Lagos State Governor, who also attended the conference, received a Special Award at the African Regional Forum lunch in recognition of his immeasurable support of an enduring commitment to the IBA and legal forum.

Speaking at the forum, Megha Joshi, Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Court of Arbitration described the convergence as an opportunity for African delegates to rub minds on the improvement of the legal practise in Africa and applauded LCA’s partnership on the forum.

She introduced the LCA as an initiative of the Lagos State Government, established as part of efforts to improve the business climate in Lagos and disclosed how the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) have partnered with the LCA by providing a grant.

She also said, “In line with the Lagos Law Week coming up in November 2013, the LCA will be hosting its first Alternative Dispute Resolution West African conference at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on November 5th, 2013.’’ She urged African delegates to join the LCA and attend the upcoming conference.

Other notable delegates at the session were President of the International Bar Association, Michael J. Reynolds; President of the American Bar Association, James R. Silkenat; President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Okay Wali (SAN); President of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, Babajide Ogundipe and Board Member of the LCA, Olufunke Adekoya (SAN).

The IBA Annual Conference is the world’s largest gathering of International lawyers. This year’s Conference had huge representation from Nigeria, particularly Lagos state.

 

 

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Posted on October 28, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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