East Africa

The European Lawyers Foundation (ELF) implemented  an International Bar Association’s funded-project in East Africa in collaboration with the East Africa Law Society. The project was divided in two phases:

  1. Organisation of a conference on “Globalising your practice: opportunities and challenges”: it took place on 18 and 19 May 2017 in Nairobi (Kenya). The conference dealt with topics such as the negotiation of international contracts, possible joint ventures between East African and international law firms, and arbitration of disputes. International and local speakers participated. The conference, which was attended by lawyers from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi, offered also networking opportunities to its participants.
  2. Drafting a report: the report includes useful information on the topics addressed by the conference for lawyers in the region who are involved in international business and contracting.