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Drafting an international arbitration agreement


International arbitration is the preferred method of resolving cross-border disputes. The neutrality it offers, together with the relative ease of enforceability of awards, can make it a more attractive forum for disputes than litigating in contracting parties' national court.

Although the arbitration clause is often thought to be a sunset clause, included at the end of negotiations, there are many considerations that legal advisers should take into account in order to ensure that agreement is effective and adequately protects their clients. The webinar will focus on the drafting of an international arbitration agreement.

Join us for a two-hour webinar which will concentrate on aspects necessary to ensure that the agreement does provide for an effective, easily interpreted, dispute resolution mechanism.


23 September 2021, 15:00 to 17:00


Faadhil Adams is a lecturer in the commercial law department at the University of Cape Town. He completed his BA (Law), LLB and LLM at the University of Johannesburg where he was awarded the prize for the best dissertation in the faculty for 2013. In 2015 he was awarded a scholarship to undertake research in fields which considered the intersection between company law and private international law – freedom of establishment (free movement of companies) at the Institute for the Harmonization of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome, Italy. In 2017, he was awarded a scholarship by the Max Plank Institute in Hamburg, Germany to undertake research specifically into commercial Shari’ah law and its possible application as the governing law of an international contract. Faadhil’s LLD studies are part of a joint doctoral programme between the University of Johannesburg and the University of Lucerne in Switzerland. The study is in the field of international commercial contracts and more specifically looks at aspects of non-State law, and is undertaken under the auspices of the Research Center for Private International Law in Emerging Countries (RCPILEC) for which Faadhil has been a researcher for the last four years.

How much?

R695 per person.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that registrations will not be accepted until payment has been made.

One or two days before the webinar, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the webinar.

Registrations close three days before the webinar.

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