Africa Construction Law Conference 2022

Construction Law in Africa:
Turning Hindsight into Foresight

30 and 31 May 2022



The 2022 annual Africa Construction Law (ACL) Conference, scheduled for 30 and 31 May 2022, is the largest gathering of practitioners working in the infrastructure and energy space across Africa.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Construction Law in Africa: Turning Hindsight into Foresight.” The event will be held both virtually and in-person in Lagos, Nigeria.

The 2022 edition of the ACL Conference builds on the successes of the inaugural edition in 2021 which attracted high levels of interest globally, and which included delegates from government institutions, employers, developers, contractors and financial institutions/MDBs. The 2022 edition anticipates attendance in the region of 2500 delegates. 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 lineup includes some of the most prominent legal and technical professionals in the field and will present both in-person and online networking opportunities with stakeholders from across the continent with sponsors virtual booths permitting direct engagement with delegates.

The conference features full plenary and parallel 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 infrastructure investment and sustainability, adjudication, an analysis of several African arbitration seats, the use of expert witnesses, and a session exploring the future of turnkey contracting in Africa.

The agenda also features an Oxford style debate session, looking at specialised construction courts and whether they are better suited to resolve African construction disputes, compared to arbitration.

Who should attend

Day 1

Day 2


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.

Abdul Jinadu

Barrister, Keating Chambers, London, United Kingdom

David Kaggwa, FCIArb

Partner, Kaggwa & Kaggwa Advocates, Uganda

Sarah Grimmer

Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Hong Kong, China

Shingira Masanzu

Counsel, at a Multi-lateral Development Bank (MDB) and Doctoral Candidate London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom

Steven Dejong

Counsel, Allen & Overy Johannesburg, South Africa

Prof Lwazi Ngubevana

Director of the African Energy Centre, Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa

Gillian Niven

Counsel, Allen & Overy , Johannesburg, South Africa

Tumisang Mongae

Partner, DLA Piper, Johannesburg, South Africa

Gideon Kamya-Lukoda

Associate Director, HKA, London, United Kingdom

Timothy Harwin

Principal, HKA, Johannesburg, South Africa

Muyiwa Ogungbenro

Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP (DLA Piper Africa) Lagos, Nigeria

André Robert

Partner, BLC Robert & Associates, Mauritius

Dr. Ismail Selim

Director, The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Cairo, Egypt

Tolu Obamuroh

Associate, White & Case Paris, France

Prof. Renato Nazzini

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

Colin Johnson

Partner, HKA, London, United Kingdom

Michelle Porter-Wright​

Counsel, Allen & Overy, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa

Head of the Investment and Infrastructure, office of the President of South Africa, South Africa

Abimbola Akeredolu, SAN

Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo, Lagos, Nigeria

Júlio César Bueno

Partner, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Brazil

Emilio Linde-Arias

Managing Engineer, Exponent, London, United Kingdom

Funke Adekoya, SAN

Independent Arbitrator and Litigation Consultant, Funke Adekoya & Company, Lagos, Nigeria

Mushtaq Namdarkhan

Partner, BLC Robert & Associates, Mauritius

Tom Smith

Partner, Hogan Lovells, London, United Kingdom

Michael Kuper SC

Chairman, Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA), Johannesburg, South Africa

Khaled Abou El Houda

Managing Partner, Houda Law Firm Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire

Ozoh Uzochukwu

Legal Advisor Gas & Contracts, Chevron, Lagos, Nigeria

Amyn Mussa

Partner Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya

António Caxito Marques

Managing Partner, Dentons Lead

Sofia Vale

Professora na Faculdade de Direito Comercial / Consultant, MG Advogados (MGA), Angola

Tomas Timbane

Professor da Faculdade de Direito/ Sócio/Partner , TTA - Sociedade de Advogados

Charles Nairac

Partner, White & Case, Paris, France

Tom Fu

Partner, Mayer Brown, China

Kwadwo Sarkodie

Partner, Mayer Brown, London, United Kingdom

Luiz Aboim

Partner, Mayer Brown, London, United Kingdom

Ryan Koopman

General Manager Grinaker-LTA

Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN

Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos, Nigeria

Lois Oni

Lead Counsel Technology, Nigeria LNG Limited, Nigeria

Sena Gbedemah

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting, London, United Kingdom

Gabriela Palacios-Flusk​

Head of Legal & Contracts, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa

James Doe

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills London, United Kingdom

Daniel Tivadar

Barrister, Advocate, United Kingdom & Zimbabwe

Dr Wilfred Mutubwa

Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

Krista Lee, QC

Barrister, Keating Chambers, London, United Kingdom

Serges Martin Zangue

Managing Partner , Zangue & Partners (“Z&P”), Cameroun

Mohamed Abd El Nabi

Vice Branch Manager and Technical & Commercial Manager, The Arab Contractors, Cairo, Egypt

Olayode Delano, SAN

Partner, Akindelano Legal Practitioners, Lagos, Nigeria

Peter Rosher

Global Head of International Arbitration, Reed Smith LLP, Paris, France

Raul Araujo

Former Judge , Constitutional Tribunal Angola

Leyou Tameru

Legal Consultant and Founder , I-Arb Africa

Rob Thackwell

Counsel, Allen & Overy Johannesburg, South Africa

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