10-14 June 2019
Mauritius: a bridge between Africa and Asia

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About MAW

After a successful first edition in May 2018, the MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Center (MARC) is pleased to host the second edition of the Mauritius Arbitration Week (MAW), from 10 to 14 June 2019. The MAW 2019 will be marked by a series of events, presentations and discussions on hot topics by leading practitioners.

Events to expect include:

  • A MARC conference,
  • seminars and workshops,
  • MARC45 events, and
  • many more events, including social and networking activities.

About MARC

The Mauritius Arbitration Week is organised by MARC, the MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Center. MARC is an autonomous, non-governmental Alternative Dispute Resolution branch of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“MCCI”), the first private sector institution established in 1850 to represent businesses. MCCI is a non-profit making organization that cooperates with and is well regarded by corporations, governments, the legal sector and other private sector stakeholders in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region.

MCCI pioneered institutional arbitration in Mauritius by setting up the MCCI Permanent Court of Arbitration in 1996, which was rebranded as MARC in 2012, and constantly strives to spearhead developments in arbitration and other methods of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”)in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region. MARC firmly believes that strengthening best practices in the field of dispute resolution will promote cross-border trade and investment by making underlying transactions more secure and predictable.

MARC provides neutral, rapid, efficient, flexible and confidential means of resolving disputes through mediation or arbitration as alternatives to litigation before state courts. It also offers excellent hearing and meeting room facilities and services at its offices in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Calendar of Events

A series of events, including conferences, seminars, and networking events.



09.00 to 17.00
MARC Conference - Part I (Sessions in English)

Theme: Mauritius: a bridge between Africa and Asia
Time: (Registration: 09.00 to 09.30) 09.30 to 17.00
Location: The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Balaclava
Fees (Opening Reception complimentary)*:
*Rs 7,000 - HRDC Refundable - HRDC (Human Resource Development Council) applicable in Mauritius only.
*Rs 3,500 - Non HRDC Refundable - applicable to Mauritians and foreigners not entitled to HRDC refunds.
*Rs 2,000 - Students or less than 3 years call

Location: The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Balaclava
Fees: Rs 1000 (if not attending MARC Conference - Part 1)

09.00 to 12.30
MARC Conference - Part II (Sessions in French)

Event: MARC Conference - Part II
Theme: Maurice : un pont entre l'Afrique et l'Asie
Time: (Registration: 09.00 to 09.30) | 09.30 to 13.30 | Lunch: 12.30 to 13.30
Location: InterContinental Resort, Balaclava
Fees:
Rs 3,000 - HRDC Refundable - HRDC (Human Resource Development Council) applicable in Mauritius only.
Rs 1,500 - Non HRDC Refundable - applicable to Mauritians and foreigners not entitled to HRDC refunds.
Rs 1,000 - Students or less than 3 years call

13.30 to 15.00
Round Table Discussion hosted by Peeroo Chambers

Event: Round Table Discussion hosted by Peeroo Chambers
Time: 13.30 to 15.00
Location: InterContinental Resort, Balaclava
Fees: Free

Time: (Registration: 15.00 to 15.15) 15.00 to 16.30
Location: InterContinental Resort, Balaclava
Fees: Free

Time: 19.00 to 22.00
Theme: Charity Dinner
Location: The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Balaclava
Fees (MARC45 Beach Gathering complimentary): Rs 3,500

Time: 22.00 to 00.00
Location: The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Balaclava
Fees: Rs 500

09.30 to 12.00
Breakfast Session hosted by ALN/BLC Robert & Associates

Theme: Challenges in recognition and enforcement of international awards
Time: (Registration: 09.30 - 10.00) 10.00 - 12.00
Location: The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Balaclava
Fees: Free

Theme: Chinese - African BITs: Facing New Challenges
Time: Lunch: 12.00 to 13.15 | (Registration: 13.00 to 13.15) 13.15 to 15.00
Location: The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Balaclava
Fees: Free

Theme: Bilateral and multilateral investment treaties between Africa and Asia
Time: (Registration: 16.00 to 16.30) 16.30 to 18.00
Location: PwC Centre, Avenue de Telfair, Moka
Fees: Free

Time: 19.00 to 21.00
Location: Ebène / Trianon
Fees: Free

09.00 to 12.00
Breakfast Session

Theme: Seminar on Construction Arbitration in Africa and Asia
Time: (Registration: 09.00 to 09.30) 09.30 to 12.00
Location: Audi Centre, Anglo-Mauritius House, Port-Louis
Fees: Free

Theme: When the private/public sector meets MARC
Time: (Registration: 13.30 to 14.00) 14.00 to 15.30
Location: MCCI/MARC, 2nd Floor Anglo-Mauritius House, 6, Adolphe de Plevitz street, Port Louis
Fees: Please register your interest on the registration form (kindly note that priority will be given to private/public entities and to MAW Sponsors)

09.00 to 12.00
Breakfast Session hosted by the Mining & Energy Club

Theme: Investment & Dispute Resolution in the African Mining Industry
Time: (Registration: 09.00 to 09.30) 09.30 to 12.00
Location: The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Balaclava
Fees:
Rs 3,500 - HRDC Refundable - HRDC (Human Resource Development Council) applicable in Mauritius only.
Rs 2,000 - Non HRDC Refundable - applicable to Mauritians and foreigners not entitled to HRDC refunds.

14.00 to 16.00
MARC45 Seminar

Theme: Arbitration Spotlight
Time: (Registration: 14.00 to 14.15) 14.15 to 16.00
Location: MCCI/MARC, 2nd Floor Anglo-Mauritius House, 6, Adolphe de Plevitz street, Port Louis
Fees: Free

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Speakers



Mr. Neil Kaplan

Mr Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS

President, MARC Court; International Arbitrator,
Hong Kong

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Aisha Abdallah

Mrs Aisha Abdallah

Member, MARC Court; Head of Disputes, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya

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Dr Jalal El Ahdab

Dr Jalal El Ahdab

Vice-President, MARC Advisory Board; Partner, Bird & Bird, Paris, France

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Dr Guillaume Aréou

Dr Guillaume Aréou

Senior Associate, Reed Smith LLP, France

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Duncan Bagshaw

Mr Duncan Bagshaw

Member, MARC Advisory Board; Partner, Howard Kennedy LLP, London, United Kingdom

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Dr Jalal El Ahdab

Mr Eric Bodo

President of the Bar association, Partner, Actio Defendi, Réunion Island

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Mr Kailash Dabeesingh

Mr Kailash Dabeesingh FRICS, FCIArb

Chartered Arbitrator, Barrister,
Kailash Dabeesingh Arbitration Chambers, Mauritius

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Elodie Dulac

Ms Elodie Dulac

Partner, King & Spalding, Singapore

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Cedric Fischer

Mr Cedric Fischer

Barrister, FTMS Avocats, Paris, France

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Mrs Johanne Hague

Mrs Johanne Hague

Partner, Juristconsult Chambers, Mauritius

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Ms Maryan Hassan

Ms Maryan Hassan

Chief Negotiator to the WTO, Office of the President, Somalia

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Mr Emmanuel Jacomy

Mr Emmanuel Jacomy

Partner, Shearman & Sterling, Beijing, China & Singapore

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Mr Anand Juddoo

Mr Anand Juddoo

Chartered Arbitrator & Immediate Past Chairman CIArb Mauritius

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Anne-Sophie Jullienne

Ms Anne-Sophie Jullienne

Managing Partner, PwC Legal, Mauritius

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Mr Arthur Ma

Mr Arthur Ma

Partner, DaHui Lawyers, China

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Sahil Kanuga

Mr Sahil Kanuga

Co-Head, International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice, Nishith Desai Associates, India

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Ms. Cheng-Yee Khong

Ms Cheng Yee Khong

Member, MARC Court; Associate Investment Manager, IMF Bentham, Hong Kong

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Prof. Malik Laazouzi

Prof. Malik Laazouzi

Professor of Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France

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Me Mathilde Parent Lagesse

Me Mathilde Parent Lagesse

Founder and Managing Director, PLCJ Ltd, Mauritius

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Dr Emilia Onyema

Dr Emilia Onyema, FCIArb

Reader in International Commercial Law, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom

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Dr. Jamsheed Peeroo

Dr Jamsheed Peeroo

Vice-President, MARC Advisory Board; Barrister, Peeroo Chambers, Mauritius & London, United Kingdom

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Mr Aloke Ray QC

Mr Aloke Ray QC

Partner, White & Case LLP, London, United Kingdom

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Gregory Travaini

Dr Gregory Travaini

Avocat , Herbert Smith Freehills, Founding member, AfricArb, Paris, France & Hong Kong

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MAW 2018

Gallery 2018

MAW 2018 was marked by a series of events namely:

Day 1: MARC Conference-Part 1 and Opening Reception

Day 2: Breakfast Session, MARC Training for Tribunal Secretaries, MARC Gala Dinner and MARC45 After Party

Day 3: MARC Arbitration Snapshot, MARC-CIArb Training Session on Award Writing and ICC YAF-Young ICCA-MARC45 Event

Day 4: MARC Conference-Part 2, ArbitralWomen Session, MARC45 Arbitration Spotlight, MARC45 Pub Quiz & Networking Cocktail

Day 5: Student & Lawyers Meet and MARC Sundowner Farewell Party

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TESTIMONIALS

what people say

**Please note that details regarding speakers were last updated in June 2018.

"MARC’s first Arbitration Week was very successful due to strong local support as well as the presence of senior practitioners from overseas who genuinely see the potential for Mauritius to gain a place on the world arbitration map. The conference was supported by the Government in the presence of the Acting Solicitor General. Many people attended the whole week and were thus able to benefit from various training events including the first Tribunal Secretaries course held in Mauritius under the guidance of Sarah Grimmer, the Chair of the MARC Advisory Board. I was particularly proud to be able to announce the coming into force of the new cutting edge MARC Arbitration Rules drafted by a small committee guided by Cheng Yee Khong, a Court member. I was also pleased to announce that Lord Neuberger and Mrs Peeroo had also joined the Court. I look forward to Mauritius Arbitration Week 2019!"
MR NEIL KAPLAN CBE QC SBS President, MARC Court; International Arbitrator
"The inaugural Mauritius Arbitration Week 2018 was a well-organised and enriching event. Each day comprised sessions that were innovative, interactive and informative. The venues were conveniently located meaning that all sessions were well-attended. As the number of attendees was not vast, over the course of the week, people got to know each other in a way that is not possible at larger events. I thoroughly enjoyed the week and would recommend it to anyone interested in Mauritius’s development as an arbitration venue, and its economic links with countries on the African continent and in Asia, particularly along the Indian Ocean rim."
MS SARAH GRIMMER Chair, MARC Advisory Board; Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, Hong Kong
"The 1st edition of the MAW was evidently a success, which you do not simply measure by the number of attendees, but also by their quality. Youth was there, ready to embrace the future of Mauritius as THE next arbitration venue in the region and beyond to become the interface between Africa and Asia. All was there: the spirit, the ambition, the standard, the legal frame, the diversity and, last but not least, Port Louis' sun. Because, yes, the future of arbitration in Mauritius looks bright and no doubt this 1st MAW will have contributed thereto."
DR JALAL EL AHDAB Member, MARC Advisory Board; Partner, Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent, Paris
"The quality of the program and speakers and the impeccable organisation of the Mauritius Arbitration Week 2018 augur well for the establishment of Mauritius as a major arbitration centre in the region. The Arbitration Week was testament to Mauritius' emergence as an increasingly prominent jurisdiction for international arbitration."
MR HUSSEIN HAERI Partner and Co-Head, International Arbitration, Withers LLP, UK
"I was happy and honoured to attend and speak at the Mauritius Arbitration Week 2018 organised by MARC. The launch of the MARC rules provided an apposite basis around which the Arbitration Week was organised. The revision and relaunch of the MARC Rules is timely as Mauritius seeks to position itself as a leading arbitral centre given its position at the cross roads between Africa and Asia and as a private sector organisation, MARC is best placed to provide a leading role in Mauritius developing as a leading arbitral centre on the African continent. The range and calibre of speakers and topics organised for the Arbitration Week was impressive. The talks were informative and the discussions and contributions from the audiences were thought provoking. The social and networking events showcased the beauty of Mauritius as an island and the incredible warmth and hospitality of the Mauritian people."
MR ABDUL-LATEEF JINADU Barrister, Keating Chambers, UK
"At the outset, I would like to thank the MCCI for hosting the first Mauritius Arbitration Week. We wish to acknowledge the efforts of the organising committee in inviting eloquent speakers from different regions of the world. This event provided an opportunity for seasoned practitioners, young lawyers and students to be acquainted to new trends in International Arbitration and for networking. The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mauritius Branch can only support this type of initiative for the benefit of Mauritian Arbitration practitioners and looks forward to the next event, or the second edition of the Mauritius Arbitration Week."
MR ANAND JUDDOO Chartered Arbitrator & Chairman of CIArb Mauritius Branch
"The Mauritius arbitration week not only had leading practitioners speaking on the upcoming issues but also provided a great opportunity to meet fellow colleagues in an immensely beautiful set up. Definitely looking forward to the next one."
MR ASHISH KABRA Leader, International Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Nishith Desai Associates, New Delhi
"The Mauritius Arbitration Week was one of the best international arbitration events I have attended. "The New Marc Arbitration Rules in Practice: A Snapshot" training session gave a really informative overview of the new rules and was very timely. This was a great educational course and I thoroughly enjoyed attending and speaking at the conference, which I must say was very well organised. It was a great opportunity to interact and share experiences with highly respected professionals in the arbitration field."
MR MOHAMMED KAREGA Head, Mombasa Dispute Team, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya
"The Mauritius Arbitration Week 2018 proved to be an enriching experience. The most memorable experience was engaging with both local and international arbitration experts as well as sharing my arbitration experience with these experts from an in-house counsel perspective. Moreover, as a prospective client in terms of retaining arbitration services (be it legal or administrative), it proved to be an ideal networking forum."
Mr Sebastian La Hausse de Lalouvière Group Legal Counsel, Omnicane Ltd, Mauritius
"The rise of the ADR scene in Mauritius in recent years has been phenomenal, adding value to the global ADR community as a whole. The organising of the 1st Mauritius Arbitration Week certainly fortifies this trajectory and I’m sure it will continue to set the right tone for years to come.

It was pleasing to see so many key ADR figures gathered in Port Louis to share their thoughts and ideas, sparking insightful discourse. Had the pleasure in delivering several presentations myself with the essential message being; the future of arbitration definitely lies on a regional and collaborative approach with innovation and inclusiveness being important components.

Looking forward to the 2nd edition of MAW!"
DATUK PROFESSOR SUNDRA RAJOO Director, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Malaysia
"Congratulations to MARC on its launch of state-of-the-art arbitration rules, together with a wonderful arbitration week conducted by leading Mauritian practitioners. With its excellent staff and support base, MARC is poised for great success in the region and I wish it all the best in its endeavors."
PROFESSOR JEFFREY WAINCYMER Independent Arbitrator and Mediator; Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore
"CMS is proud to have been a part of the first edition of the Mauritius Arbitration Week in 2018. It was an incredibly well run and thoroughly organized event with a message and a purpose. It was great to discuss the future landscape of arbitration, in particular in the context of Asian-African trade and investments that will inevitably lead to disputes, and how Mauritius can continue to play a greater role in it. A special thank you to Neil Kaplan and the MARC team for all their hard work that made the week possible. We look forward to next year and the continued success of Mauritius Arbitration Week."
DR NICOLAS WIEGAND Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle Hong Kong LLP
"It was an honour to participate in the first edition of the Mauritius Arbitration Week - celebrating MARC’s innovative new rules and Mauritius as a centre for international arbitration.

MARC, under the leadership of Neil Kaplan QC and its advisory board, did an excellent job in engaging the Mauritian bar and a diverse group of international arbitration practitioners in lively and informative discussions on how arbitration counsel, working with their clients, can apply the new MARC Rules to minimise time and costs and improve efficiency in international arbitration.

The first edition of the Mauritius Arbitration Week marks an exciting new chapter for both MARC and Mauritius as a centre for international arbitration, especially for disputes emanating from Asia and Africa."
MR JEREMY WILSON Partner & Co-Chair of International Arbitration, Covington & Burling, LLP, UK

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