About conference


The 2024 annual Africa Construction Law (ACL) Conference, scheduled for 3 and 4 June 2024, is a gathering of practitioners working in the infrastructure and energy space across Africa.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Building Resilience in Africa’s Construction Sector” The conference will hold in-person in Nairobi, Kenya and will see a confluence of construction law professionals experienced in African projects interrogate trends in construction law and infrastructure across English-speaking, Francophone and Lusophone African jurisdictions.

The 2024 edition builds on the success of previous editions which attracted a high level of interest, globally. In particular, the 2023 edition had delegates attend in-person from various jurisdictions including London, Egypt, Ghana, Paris, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia, Cameroon, Switzerland, and Qatar. Delegates at the conference represented a cross-section comprising of contractors, employers, developers, banks and finance institutions, government institutions, law firms, Chambers and expert consultancies. The conference is supported by leading law firms, expert consultancies, academic institutions, arbitral institutions, and other professional bodies from the continent and beyond.

The speaker line-up includes some of the most prominent legal and technical professionals in the field and will present networking opportunities with stakeholders from across the continent with sponsors exhibition stands permitting direct engagement with delegates.

The conference features full plenary sessions over two days, covering current trends and developments in construction law and the infrastructural challenges faced across English-speaking, Francophone and Lusophone African jurisdictions. The agenda explores a wide range of issues, covering the full financing, contracting and dispute resolution spectrum. The schedule includes sessions on the legal frameworks and standards in construction law and dispute resolution in Africa; mitigating the adverse effects of currency fluctuation, inflation, supply chain disruption and taxation on contracts and projects in Africa; alternative dispute resolution mechanism in the construction sector in Africa; capacity building and professional development in construction law and dispute resolution in Africa; managing construction claims or disputes in Africa.

The agenda also features perspectives and experiences from in-house practitioners and their insights on emerging issues including the management of disputes arising out of African construction and infrastructure projects.

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Our speakers are while contributions are encouraged from construction law practitioners, the section fields an impressive line-up of contributors such as academics, practitioners and industry experts with extensive knowledge and experience in the field of construction law serving as editors.

Eng. James N. Mwangi

Vice President, FIDIC

Dr. Eng. John Mativo MBS

Managing Director, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO), Nairobi, Kenya

Sen. Dr. Arch. Sylvia M. Kasanga FCIArb

Senator at Parliament of Kenya, Kenya 

Ngo-Martins Okonmah

Partner, Aluko & Oyebode I ALN Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

Simon Kiriba

Partner, Bowmans Law, Nairobi, Kenya

John Woolley

Partner, Pinsent Masons, London, United Kingdom

Noella Lubano

Partner, Oraro & Company Advocates, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Emilio Linde-Arias

Managing Engineer, Exponent, London, England, United Kingdom 

David Kaggwa

Senior Partner, Kaggwa & Kaggwa Advocates, Kampala, Uganda

Ibrahim Kitoo

Legal Counsel/PPP Expert, Public Private Partnerships Directorate, National Treasury Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

Suzanne Rattray

Director, Rankin Engineering Consultants, Lusaka, Zambia

Stefan Brill

Partner, HKA, Johannesburg, South Africa

Thomas King Partner

Partner, Pinsent Masons, South Africa

Anthony Edwards

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, London, United Kingdom

Nyagah B Kithinji

Senior Partner, Nyagah B Kithinji & Co Advocates, Nairobi, Kenya

Tom Smith

Partner Hogan Lovells, London, United Kingdom

Diogo Duarte de Campos

Partner, PLMJ, Lisbon, Portugal

Oghogho Makinde

Partner, ALN Nigeria I Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Melis Mani

Legal Counsel, Strabag Group, Vienna, Austria

Karim Ihab Ramsis

Partner, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Cairo, Egypt

Yolanda Walker

Partner DWF, London, United Kingdom

Mercy Milgo

Barrister, Keating Chambers, London, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Ashun

Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, Accra, Ghana

Kiara Binta Nkuranga

Board Member, Uganda National Association of Builders, Suppliers and Engineering Contractors (UNABSEC)

Prof. Renato NazzinI

Director, Centre of Construction Law, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Dr. Bernd Ehle

Partner, LALIVE, Geneva, Switzerland

Paul Ngotho HSC

Managing Partner, Ngotho Arbitration Chambers, Nairobi, Kenya

Rajat Singla

Associate Partner, Masin, Dubai, UAE

Jacqueline Waihenya

Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrator, Kenyan branch

Dr. Engy Serag

Executive Director-Contracts and Claims Department Orascom Construction PLC, Cairo, Egypt

Matthew Walker

Partner, K&L Gates LLP, London, United Kingdom

Nicholas Cane

Managing Director, DeSimone Construction Consulting Services, London, United Kingdom

Amyn Mussa

Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi, Kenya

Kevin McIver

Director, J.S Held LLC, London, United Kingdom

Kwadwo Sarkodie

Partner, Mayer Brown, London, United Kingdom

Stephen Osuhor

Partner, CBBG Group Construction Expert Services, Dubai, UAE

Claudia O’brien

Partner, HKA, Johannesburg, South Africa

Johan Germain-Vu

Director, FTI Consulting, Paris, France

Solagbade Sogbetun

Partner, Africa Law Practice NG & Co.

Philip Bliss Aliker

Barrister, Tanfield Chambers, London, United Kingdom

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Supporting Instituitions

ACL Annual Gala Dinner

ACL Conference Highlights