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

  1. Organisation of a conference in Zimbabwe on “Helping Zimbabwe’s lawyers face globalisation”: it took place on 3 and 4 November 2016 in Nyanga. The conference dealt with topics such as the negotiation of international contracts, possible joint ventures between Zimbabwean and international law firms, and arbitration of disputes. International and local speakers participated in the conference. The conference, which was held in conjunction with the annual Summer School organised by the Law Society of Zimbabwe, offered also networking opportunities to its participants.
  2. Drafting of guidelines: the guidelines are a compilation of the presentations and discussions held during the conference, together with commentary and background (incorporating also the IBA’s existing materials on the topics raised), and include recommendations, as in the case of other ELF projects (eg: Ukraine and Kazakhstan). The guidelines can be downloaded through the following link.