1st African Conference on International Commercial Law
JANUARY 13th - 14th DOUALA / CAMEROON
Thursday, 13th January 2011
 
9.30 am | Welcome addresses:
• Mr. Renaud Sorieul, Secretary General, UNCITRAL,
  Austria
• Mr. Koléka Boutora Takpa, OHADA Permanent
  Secretary, Cameroon
• Mr. José Angelo Estrella Faria, UNIDROIT,
  Secretary General, Italy
 
10.30 am | International Sales Law
• Prof. Dr. Samuel Kofi Date-Bah, Honourable Justice,
  Supreme Court of Ghana, Ghana
• Prof. Dr. Joseph Issa-Sayegh, Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire),
  Dakar (Senegal) and Nice (France) Universities
• Mr. Benjamin Musau, Barrister, Supreme Court of Kenya,
  Kenya
• Prof. Dr. Jan Ramberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
• Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M., Basel University,
  Switzerland

Chair: Mr. Idrissa Kéré, Director in Charge of Judicial Affairs and in relation with
International Organisations, OHADA Permanent Secretariat, Cameroon
 
12.30 pm | Lunch
 
14.30 pm | International Commercial Arbitration
• Dr. Gaston Kenfack Douajni, Magistrate,
  Vice-Director of Civil, Commercial, Social and Traditional
  Legislation, Ministry of Justice, Cameroon
• Mr. Jason Fry, Barrister and Solicitor, Secretary General,
  International Court of Arbitration of the International
  Chamber of Commerce, France
• Mr. Muchadeyi Ashton Masunda, Attorney and Arbitrator,
  Chairman of the Commercial Arbitration Centre in Harare
  and  Mayor of Harare, Zimbabwe
• Dr. Christa Roodt, LL.M., Aberdeen University,
  United Kingdom 
• Dr. Ousmanou Sadjo, Director of the African Centre for
  Law and Development, Cameroon

Chair: Mr. Renaud Sorieul, Secretary General, UNCITRAL, Austria
 
16.30 pm | Tea / coffee break
 
Early career researchers
 
17.00 Dr. Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, LL.M., School of Oriental and African Studies, Queen Mary & Middlesex Universities, United Kingdom
• Is Africa Ready for Electronic Commerce? A Critical Appraisal of the
  Legal Framework for E-Commerce in Africa
 
17.15 Dr. Pascal Hachem, ACIArb, Basel University, Switzerland
• The Future of Agreed Sums Payable upon Breach of an Obligation
 
17.30 Dr. Gurvan Branellec, Graduate School of Management of Brittany, France
• Uniformity of Law on the International Transportation of Goods by Sea
 
17.45 Mr. Innocent Enga Kameni, LL.M., Clifford Chance LLP, France
• Making the case of OHADA Corporate Governance Code
 
Chair: Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M., University of Basel, Switzerland

18.00 pm | Dinner
 
FRIDAY, 14th January 2011
 
9.00 am | Unification of General Contract Law
• Prof. Dr. Mbissane Ngom, Gaston Berger University, Senegal
• Prof. Dr. Claire Moore Dickerson, LL.M., Tulane University, USA
• Prof. Dr. Riekie Wandrag, LL.M., Western Cape University, South Africa
• Dr. Martha Simo Tumnde, Buea University, Cameroon
• Prof. Dr. Stefan Vogenauer, LL.M., Oxford University, United Kingdom
 
Chair: Ms. Federique Mestre, Senior Officer, UNIDROIT, Italy
 
11.00 am | Tea / Coffee break
 
Early career researchers
 
11.30 am |Mr. Ousmane Bougouma, Universities of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) & Rouen, (France)
• Free Movement of Goods under the European and UEMOA Community
  Law: A Comparative Approach from a Commercial Perspective
 
11.45 Ms. Sylvie Ivonne Bebohi, Picardie Jules Verne University, France
• Comparative Advantages of Arbitral Award CIRDI-CNUDCI-CCJA
 
12.00 Dr. Sophia Juan Yang, LL.M., Basel University, Switzerland
• Methods of Judging the Validity of Arbitration Agreements in China
 
12.15 Dr. Qingxiu Bu, LL.M., Queen’s University, United Kingdom
• The Case Study of West Tankers and Danone v. Wahaha
 
Chair: Dr. Martha Simo Tumnde, University of Buea, Cameroon

12.30 pm | Lunch
 
14.30 | The Future of International Commercial Law in Africa
• Mr. Stephen Agaba, Principal Legal Officer,
  East African Community, Tanzania
• Prof. Dr. Charles Fombad, LL.M., Pretoria University,
  South Africa
• Mr. Idrissa Kéré, Director in Charge of Judicial Affairs
  and in relation with International Organisations,
  OHADA Permanent Secretariat, Cameroon
• Ms. Federique Mestre, Senior Officer, UNIDROIT, Italy
• Mr. Renaud Sorieul, Secretary General, UNCITRAL,
  Austria
• Dr. Martha Simo Tumnde, LL.M., Buea University,
  Cameroon
 

Chair: Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M., Basel University, Switzerland
 
16.30 | Closing remarks:
• Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M.,
  Basel University, Switzerland
• Dr. Martha Simo Tumnde, LL.M., Buea University,
  Cameroon

17.00 | Dinner
 
 
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