Biennial IBA African Regional Forum Conference

Biennial IBA African Regional Forum Conference: Future-proofing the African legal profession: meeting the opportunities & challenges arising from innovation, technological disruption and integration

6–8 November 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A conference presented by the IBA African Regional Forum

  • Are we ready? Disruptive innovation in Africa: the role of lawyers
  • Data privacy regulations: local versus exterritorial laws (GDPR) – the art of risk-management
  • Free trade or protectionism: prospects for African regional and continental integration in a post-Brexit, post-NAFTA world
  • From M-Pesa to Crowdfunding: opportunities and challenges for regulating new players in the African ? nancial services sector
  • Is the future of international criminal law domestic?
  • Migration and immigration challenges – stemming the ? ow of African migrants in Europe
  • Using technology to enhance ef? ciency, security and meet client needs: are African law ? rms ready to embrace the tech revolution?
  • What do 21st century clients expect from external counsel – a panel of General Counsel
  • What will stay the same in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution?

Speaker opportunities

If you would like to be considered as a potential speaker at this specialist conference then please contact the relevant Chair / Co-chairs in the African Regional Forum with your request; please send your bio together with information on your qualification and expertise on the topic.

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