ACTUALITES

CAMEROON TAKES ACTION ON THREE UNCITRAL TREATIES

VIENNA, 19 October (UN Information Service) – On 11 October 2017, the Government of Cameroon deposited instruments of ratification or accession to three international conventions prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). These three treaty actions are a remarkable illustration of Cameroon’s greater commitment to the harmonization of international trade law in Africa. They are to be seen in the context of Cameroon’s role as Chair of the 49th session of UNCITRAL (2016-2017) and the announcement, at the 50th session of UNCITRAL in July 2017, that an African regional centre of UNCITRAL is to be created in Cameroon.

With its accession to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) (CISG), Cameroon becomes the eighty-eighth State Party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Cameroon on 1 November 2018.

Information on the Convention is available on the UNCITRAL website

Cameroon has also acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (2005) (the Electronic Communication Convention) and becomes the ninth State Party. The Convention will enter into force for Cameroon on 1 May 2018.

Information on the Convention is available on the UNCITRAL website

With its ratification of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (2008) (the Rotterdam Rules), Cameroon becomes the fourth State Party to that Convention. Twenty treaty actions are required for the Convention to enter into force.

Information on the Convention is available on the UNCITRAL website

5th ICC MAGHREB ARBITRATION DAYS

The Libyan Center for International Commercial Arbitration jointly with the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce is organizing the 5th edition of the ICC Maghreb Arbitration Days. This International Conference will discuss arbitration in Libya in light of comparative experiences and international arbitration organizations. Program – Conf Tunis 1-2 Novembre 2017

 

MELANGES EN l’HONNEUR DE JEAN -LUC VALLENS

Une fois n’est pas coutume, tous les articles de ces mélanges sont consacrés au droit des entreprises en difficulté. Il faut dire qu’ils sont dédiés à Jean-Luc Vallens, un spécialiste incontesté de la matière tant en droit interne qu’en droit européen et international.
À l’image du dédicataire, les articles de cet ouvrage abordent des sujets variés allant du droit européen de l’insolvabilité au droit des créanciers ou du débiteur en droit français, en passant par le droit local si cher à Jean-Luc Vallens, ou encore le droit de la défaillance bancaire, le droit international ou les lois types de la CNUDCI.
C’est donc un ouvrage incontournable écrit par ses amis, universitaires, praticiens, juges, français et étranger, en hommage à un grand auteur, juge et professeur, qui a non seulement expliqué, diffusé ce droit, mais a aussi participé à son élaboration, là aussi tant en droit interne, européen qu’international. Bref, de beaux mélanges à son image.

Ouvrage réalisé à l’initiative de Philippe Roussel Galle, Professeur à l’Université Paris Descartes, et Michel Storck, Professeur à l’Université de Strasbourg.

RESULTS OF THE ARBITRATION IN AFRICA 2017 SOAS INTERNSHIP SCHEME

Dr Emilia ONYEMA is pleased to inform you that two internship positions have been offered to the shortlisted candidates:

Ms Osasiuwa Edomwande was chosen by NasserLaw to intern with them this summer; AND
Mr Franklin Uwizera was chosen by Al Tamimi, Cairo Office to intern with them this summer.
Both candidates have accepted the offers and will send a report of their experience which shall be published.
SOAS is very grateful to NassarLaw, Cairo and Al Tamimi, Cairo Office for their support!
AELEX LLP Nigeria will also offer an internship on this scheme, in the summer of 2018.
SOAS will post a call for applications in May 2018.

INTERNSHIPS AT UNCITRAL

The APAA is pleased to inform you that you can apply for an internship at UNCITRAL until the 27-28 july 2017. The internships information are available on https://careers.un.org/.

The internship period is two months in length each during October 2017 – March 2018.  Applications has to be submitted at https://careers.un.org.

Selection is competitive. Only application in relation to a particular internship job opening will be considered.

Please note that the fields of study qualify for this job opening are commercial law, international trade law or private international law.

Further information about the application procedure may be found at http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/vacancies_internships.html

THE TRANSFORMATION OF ARBITRATION IN AFRICA. THE ROLE OF ARBITRAL INSTITUTIONS

The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa. The Role of Arbitral Institutions

 

The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa offers an in-depth analysis of the role arbitration centres based in African cities play throughout the continent. Given the dynamic growth of African economies and the expansion of cross-border trade and commerce, the need for readily accessible African arbitral institutions has become increasingly urgent. Accordingly, this book defines and recommends ways in which these institutions can emerge as a major and indispensable factor in the growth and development of commerce in Africa.

The book was inspired by an arbitration conference hosted by the African Union Commission at its headquarters in Addis Ababa in July 2015.

New Publication: Emilia Onyema (ed.) « The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: the role of arbitral institutions », Kluwer Law International, 2016 (ISBN: 978-90-411-6729-3)

Fin de la 44ème session du Conseil des Ministres de l’OHADA : la Guinée veut éponger ses dettes

Ouverte le jeudi passé, la 44ème session du Conseil des ministres de l’OHADA a été clôturée vendredi 09 juin 2017, sous la présidence de Me Cheick Sacko, ministre guinéen de la justice, garde des sceaux. Pendant deux jours, cette session a permis aux ministres de la justice et de l’économie et des finances des 17 pays membres de l’organisation d’adopter le règlement portant harmonisation des pratiques des professionnels de la comptabilité et de l’audit dans les États membres de l’OHADA, rapporte le journaliste de Guineematin.com qui a assisté à la cérémonie.

Pour Jean François Moukouna, Ministre de l’économie de la République Démocratique de Congo, il y a deux points majeurs à retenir : « premièrement, nous devons nous donner les moyens pour que demain cette institution demeure… pour la garantie, la sécurité des investisseurs, la sécurité des affaires du droit. Deuxième aspect, nous élargissons le champ opérationnel de l’OHADA : les textes, la pratique comptable et les autres institutions connexes et tout ça contribue à la transparence ».

Lire la suite sur http://www.ohada.com

LA CNUDCI A 50 ANS ET L’ARBITRAGE EN AFRIQUE

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