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The annual conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) will this year hold in Sydney,Australia. Some lawyers from across the world have started moving towards the great city for the one week event which will begin on the 8th of October.

The conference will host several sessions organised along various committees.As the practice in the IBA, some sessions will be co hosted by more than one committee or fora.

For Lawyers from Africa who are also members of the African Regional Forum, the events below are events they should endeavour to attend during the conference.

Wednesday 11 October (0930 – 1230)

Specialised legal services and mega law firms: is Africa behind the rest of the world? If so, what is to blame? African Regional Forum (Lead)

Wednesday 11 October (1430 – 1730)

Mediating political conflict in times of crisis: the past, present and future of the most common and suitable type of disputes for mediators

African Regional Forum
Arab Regional Forum
Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Banking Law Committee
European Regional Forum
Latin American Regional Forum
Mediation Committee (Lead)
North American Regional Forum

Thursday 12 October (0930 – 1230)

From Trump to Brexit and beyond: investing around the world in uncertain times

African Regional Forum
Arab Regional Forum
Asia Pacific Regional Forum
European Regional Forum
Latin American Regional Forum
North American Regional Forum
Regional Fora (Lead)

Thursday 12 October (1430 – 1730)

Africa – a continent with abundant resources and capability for growth: where lies the road map for the promotion of growth, development and poverty elimination?

African Regional Forum (Lead)
Anti-Corruption Committee
Antitrust Committee

Anthony Atata

Vice Chair- African Regional Forum