Keynote Speaker

His Excellency JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE

The Immediate Past President of Tanzania

Host

HANNIBAL UWAIFO, Esquire

President, AFRICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Chief Host

His Excellency NYESOM EZENWO WIKE, CON

Governor, RIVERS STATE

Host City

Beautiful sights of Port-Harcourt

Rivers State, NIGERIA

Special Guest of Honour

ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN

Honourable Attorney General of the Federation & Minister of Justice, NIGERIA

Host

INUWA ABDUL-KADIR, Esquire

Chairman Nigerian Forum

Conference Papers

SESSIONS VENUES View | Download


Monday: 07-08-2017

Speeches & Goodwill Messages

His Excellency JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE, The Immediate Past President of Tanzania, Keynote Speaker View | Download
His Excellency NYESOM EZENWO WIKE, CON. Governor, RIVERS STATE View | Download
Abubakar Malami, SAN. Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice View | Download
IBRAHIM EDDY MARK, Vice President AFBA View | Download
JOSEPH BODUNRIN DAUDU, SAN. CHAIRMAN GOVERNING COUNCIL OF AFBA View | Download

Human Rights: The intersections of human rights and business

Steve Onwuasoanya Esq View | Download
Jane Ezirigwe View | Download
J. A. De-Mello - JUDGE View | Download
Kingsley Jesuorobo & Naga Obazee View | Download

Law Firm Management: Law Practice Reforms how necessary are they and how far should they go for growth

Law Practice Reforms View | Download

Tuesday: 08-08-2017

African Business Roundtable Show Case: Creating a sustainable legal & regulatory framework for doing business in Africa

Alex Gatundu View | Download
Ondotimi Songi View | Download

Project Finance/ Infrastructure Session: Does Africa need a multilateral instrument to set the standards for infrastructure development?

Dr Emeka Osuji View | Download
Oneal Lajuwomi View | Download

Women Lawyer Interest Forum: Women and Kaleidoscope of workexpectations

Dr. Anthonia Ashiedu View | Download
Onyinyechi Lilian Uche View | Download

Land Law: - Freeing up land locked capital: opportunities, issues and solutions

Yada Hashim View | Download
Prof. OdiaseAlegimenlen View | Download

Consumer rights/Public health and safety: NBC v Fijabi: Adoptingstandards for public health and safety Matters arising

Rudolf U Ezeani View | Download

Business Law: Culture and Corporate Governance in Africa- parallels, intersections and symbiosis

Barr. Nkiru Joy Okpala View | Download
Jude O. Ezeanokwasa View | Download

Environmental Law Session: Assessing Africa’s responses to its environmental challenges

Gina Elvis Imo View | Download
Prof. Ojukwu View | Download

Sports and Entertainment Law:- Creating an enabling environment for private enterprise in the sports & entertainment Industry

Mrs. Mona Osama Abdel Hafiz Ibrachy and Dermarkar Law Firm View | Download


Wednesday: 09-08-2017

Telecomms/ Intellectual property/ Privacy/Data protection Law: How much disclosure does growth need?

Namordi Ochieng Nyamogo View | Download
Joao Luiz Traca View | Download
Goodnews Daniel View | Download

African Integration & Trade: Appraising the Continental Free Trade Zone & protectionist policies

Africa Kiiza View | Download
Mboneko R. Munyaga View | Download
James Okoh View | Download
Mark Anthony Nduka-Eze View | Download

Maritime Law: Africa’s blue economy: the opportunities and challenges

Deborah Fredrick Emawodia View | Download

Labor Law: The right to work and the right to be treated fairly: Discussing the legal and economic implications of finding work in Africa

Nuno Gouveia View | Download

Young Lawyers Session

Chief Charles A. Taku View | Download

Thursday: 10-08-2017

Rule of Law Symposium Independence of the Judiciary and security of investmentsopportunities & challenges

Prof Wahab Egbewole View | Download
Jacques Brice Monmougui View | Download
Nnenna Joy Eboh View | Download
Chief Charles A. Taku View | Download
Amb. Willy Nyamitwe View | Download

The African Bar Association

Established in 1971 as a non-governmental organization for the purpose of uniting individual lawyers and national legal associations in Africa, the African Bar Association (AFBA) was created by a group of progressively-minded lawyers as a federation of national legal associations, corporate and unincorporated legal entities and individual lawyers.

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Speakers

O. C. J. OKOCHA MFR SAN JP, DSSRS

Founder & Managing Solicitor, Okocha and Okocha.

ALHAJI AMINU TAMBUWAL

Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Nigeria.

JUDGE JOAQUINE ANTOINETTE DE-MELLO

Judge of the High Court of Tanzania.

PROF AFEISIMI DOMINIC BADAIKI

Professor of Law.

KINGSLEY I. JESUOROBO, ESQ

Principal and managing counsel at Kingsley Jesuorobo & Associates, Canada

STEVE ONWUASOANYA

Human Rights Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

JANE CHINYERE EZIRIGWE

Principal Partner of Legal Wise Law Firm / Legal Wise Consults Ltd.

DR HERMANN KNOTT

Advisor, Industrial and Financial Investors.

DR BABATUNDE AJIBADE, SAN

Managing Partner of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co.

MIA ESSIEN, SAN

Chartered Arbitrator (UK), Notary Public.

IGNAZ FUESGEN

Founder and Director of KOHMAP Consulting.

ESOSA OMO-USOH

Managing Partner of Solola & Akpana.

DR OSAZ (DEJI OSASONA)

Medical doctor, Psychologist, Life coach, Public speaker, Author, & Social Entrepreneur.

DIDACE NGENDAKUMANA

Chief Executive Officer of Burundi’s Investment Promotion Authority (IPA-Burundi).

OLUMIDE AKPATA

Partner and head of the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group of Templars.

ALEX GATUNDU

Managing Partner, Gatundu & Co advocates

Yada Hashim Williams

Lecturer at the Sierra Leone Law School.

ODIASE–ALEGIMENLEN OBEHI ADETOKUNBO

Prof, Department of Jurisprudence & International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Benin.

GBENGA HAASTRUP

Chief Risk & Legal Officer, Interswitch Ltd.

DR. EMEKA OSUJI

Associate Professor at Pan Atlantic University’s School of Management and Social Sciences.

DR. ANTONIA IFEANYI ASHIEDU

Development Consultant and a Social Entrepreneur.

UCHE ONYINYECHI LILIAN

Author, Editor & a Researcher.

EBERE IFENDU

Director Centre for Gender Education & Rights, Gregory University, Uturu Abia State.

RUDOLF EZEANI

Legal practitioner, Notary Public & the Executive Director of the African Bar Association.

ERNEST OJUKWU SAN

Professor of Law/SAN; Partner, Ojukwu, Faotu & Yusuf.

GINA ELVIS IMO

Senior Lecturer & Head of Department, Jurisprudence & Public Law, Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

ATINOUKE KAYEYEMI AMADOU

Specialist, French Law & African Law (OHADA Law).

CAROLINE BUISMAN

Member of the Amsterdam and New York Bar.

ONDOTIMI SONGI

Legal Practitioner, Nigeria.

NKIRU JOY OKPALA

National Coordinator of the Association of Nigerian Women Business Network (ANWBN).

ABIOLA SANNI

Managing Partner of Abiola Sanni & Co.

JUDE EZEANOKWASA

Lecturer, Department of International Law & Jurisprudence, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

NYAMODI OCHIENG NYAMOGO

Managing Partner of Nyamogo & Nyamogo Advocates.

JOAO S AMARAL

Managing associate at Miranda Law firm, Potugal.

OKEY EGBUCHU

Pioneer in gas pollution litigation & Member of the Nigerian Bar Association's SBL Council.

JILL JUMA

Policy analyst, trade & regional integration in Africa Asia & Europe

AFRICA KIIZA

Researcher, activist, & development anthropologist.

JAMES OKOH

Head of Chambers & Deputy Head of Dispute resolution Practice at Fidelis Oditah and Co.

MARK-ANTHONY NDUKA – EZE

CEO of Etiam Global Concept.

DEBORAH FREDRICK-EMAWODIA

Specialist, trial preparation, research, drafting of legal documents & general litigation.

ERUAGA, OSATOHANMWEN OSAMUDIAMEN

Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies & an accomplished author.

NUNO GOUVEIA

Partner in Miranda Law Firm, Portugal.

UCHE ATTOH

Member of the HR Management, Lagos Business School of the Pan Atlantic University Lagos Nigeria.

CAROLYN KAMENDE DAUDI

Vice Chairperson of the African Bar Association, Kenya Forum.

CHIEF CHARLES TAKU

Specialist, International Criminal, Humanitarian & Human Rights Law & Practice.

GOODNEWS DANIEL

Special Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State on software technology.

DANIEL BLAISE NGOS

President Cameroon Union of Young Lawyers & the Vice President, Federation of African Union of Young Lawyers (FAUJA).

NGOLE SONE EDWARD

Principal of Ngolle Chambers, Cameroun.

ROLAND FUNJOH ASINGWE

Member of AFBA Executive & Governing Councils & the Director of the Young Lawyers forum of the African Bar Association.

ROSE G. RAMEAU

Vice Chair of the Africa Committee & the International Energy & Natural Resources Committee of the ABA International Law Section.

AGADA JOHN

Immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja (Unity) Branch.

HON JUSTICE ROLI HARRIMAN

ADR judge & Vice Chair of the Governing Council of the Delta State Multidoor Courthouse.

WILY NYAMITWE

Senior Advisor to Pierre Nkurunziza, the President of Burundi.

ABDULWAHAB EGBEWOLE

Principal partner, Wahab Egbewole & Co law firm.

JACQUES-BRICE MOMNOUGUI

International Lawyer, Managing Partner & founder of the firm, JURIS TIME (law firm).

NNENNA UCHE EBOH

Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja, Nigeria.

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