The 2023 annual Africa Construction Law (ACL) Conference, scheduled for 5 and 6 June 2023, is a gathering of practitioners working in the infrastructure and energy space across Africa.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Construction Law in Africa: Navigating Turbulent Times.” The conference will hold in-person in Lagos, Nigeria 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 2023 edition builds on the success of previous editions which attracted a high level of interest, globally. In particular, the 2022 edition had delegates attend in-person from various jurisdictions including London, Paris, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Senegal Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia, Cameroon and Angola. 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.

Who should attend

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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.

Dr. Nagla Nassar

Partner, NassarLaw, Cairo, Egypt

Sean Hugo

Partner, CBBG Group, Dubai, UAE

Tom Smith

Partner, Hogan Lovells, London, United Kingdom​

James Doe

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills London, United Kingdom

Tunde Fagbohunlu, SAN

Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos, Nigeria

Ahmad Chit

Director, HKA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Igor Corelj

Director & Quantum Expert, HKA, DUBAI, UAE

Nania Owusu-Ankomah Sackey

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

Godwin Omoaka,SAN

Partner, Templars, Lagos, Nigeria

Wihan Meintjes

Senior Associate, Allen & Overy, Johannesburg, South Africa

Khurram Khan

Partner, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota, Dubai, UAE

Diogo Duarte Campos

Partner, PLMJ - Sociedade de Advogados, RL, Portugal

Bwalya Lumbwe

Managing Consultant, Incipio, Lusaka, Zambia

Abdul Jinadu

Barrister, Keating Chambers, London, United Kingdom

Omonigho Oyoma Brown

Head, Contract Management Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, FCT Abuja, Nigeria

Prof. Renato NazzinI

Partner LMS Legal LLP & Director, Centre for Construction Law, King's College, London, United Kingdom

Anand Juddoo

Director, Juddoo Consulting, Mauritius

Shy Jackson

Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, London, United Kingdom

Thomas King

Partner, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg, South Africa

Abimbola Akeredolu SAN

Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo, Lagos, Nigeria

Misheck Daka

Zulu Burrow Development Consultants, Zambia

Dr Wilfred Mutubwa

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

Michael Cottrell

Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, London, United Kingdom

Defolu Olufon

General Counsel, First Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited, Lagos, Nigeria

Adeola Agunbiade-Adeyemi

Senior Associate, Banwo & Ighodalo, Lagos, Nigeria/ Director, Africa Construction Law

Dr. Ademola Bamgbose

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells, London, United Kingdom/ Director, Africa Construction Law

Ngo-Martins Okonmah

Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos, Nigeria

Sylvie Bebohi-Ebongo

Partner, HBE Avocats, Paris, France & Yaoundé, Cameroun

Primah Atugonza

Head, PPP & Infrastructure Portfolio, Africa Legal Support Facility, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Yolanda Walker

Partner, DWF Law LLP, London, United Kingdom/Director, Africa Construction Law

Diamana Diawara

Director, Arbitration and ADR for Africa, ICC, Paris, France

Tola Akinhanmi

Head, Real Estate Finance, West Africa, Stanbic IBTC Capital, Lagos, Nigeria

Enobong Ozor

Team Lead, Contracting, Commercial & Non-Environmental Litigation, Shell, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Sadaff Habib

Independent Arbitrator, Equanimity Arbitration

Ibi Ogunbiyi

Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Lagos, Nigeria

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