NEW DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE MAURITIAN LEGAL PROFESSION

We are delighted to announce that registration is now available to all members of the Mauritian legal professions (any Barristers, Attorneys, Notaries and Judges) at the reduced price of USD 400 (MUR 12,000) without any additional requirement of membership.
 

About the Mauritius International Arbitration Conference

Registration 2014 The third biennial Mauritius International Arbitration Conference marks the successful continuation of the dynamic project, launched in 2010 by the Government of Mauritius and leading arbitral institutions, to create a new platform in the region for international commercial and investment arbitration. As part of this project, Mauritius:

  • adopted state-of-the art legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law, adapted to best serve the interests of international users (November 2008);
  • concluded a Host Country Agreement with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague pursuant to which the PCA appointed to Mauritius its first overseas representative (April 2009);
  • hosted the inaugural Mauritius International Arbitration Conference in December 2010;
  • cooperated with the LCIA to open the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre, a dedicated and state-of-the-art Centre for International Arbitration;
  • successfully bid to host the 2016 Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (June 2012);
  • refined and extended its legislation to further reinforce the supportive regime for international arbitration (June 2013).

This conference will be opened by the Attorney General of Mauritius. It will feature panels formed of international and regional leaders in the field, and will see Mauritius continue to establish itself as a centre of expertise and training in international arbitration for the African continent and beyond.

From the unique perspective offered by Mauritius as a natural gateway into Africa, panels under the chairmanship of the heads of the co-hosting institutions will consider current and emerging issues in international arbitration under the theme The Litmus Test: Challenges to Awards and Enforcement of Awards in Africa. Specifically, over two days:

    Two panels on international commercial arbitration, will engage in a critical examination of challenges to international arbitration awards, and enforcement of awards, in Africa;
  • Two panel-led discussions, similar to those held regularly by the LCIA at its Tylney Hall conferences; and
  • Two workshops in the form of mock hearings of tribunals considering applications to challenge an arbitral award, and to enforce an award.

Information on the Ebola outbreak:

Mauritius has had no cases of the Ebola virus and is conducting thorough screening at all ports of entry to prevent the spread of Ebola. Mauritius is also currently restricting entry to persons who have visited Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the period of two months before their arrival in Mauritius. Please Note that Nigeria has been removed from the list of affected countries with effect from 17 October 2014. Nigerians and people who have visited Nigeria will be able to enter Mauritius subject to the usual immigration procedures and health screening. For more information please contact LCIA-MIAC on info@lcia-miac.org or +230 4673030.