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Philip Punwar lectures on International Commercial Arbitration at AFSA in Johannesburg

Philip Punwar lectures on International Commercial Arbitration at AFSA in Johannesburg

On 19 and 20 September 2023, Philip Punwar presented his 20th annual lecture on International Commercial Arbitration at the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa in Johannesburg.

The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) and the University of Pretoria offer legal practitioners, accountants, trade union delegates, human resources practitioners, psychologists, engineers, architects, labour practitioners and businesspeople an opportunity to develop their skills in South Africa’s ever-expanding fields of arbitration and mediation.

Philip Punwar of Outer Temple Chambers, alongside Advocate Michael Kuper SC and Prof David Butler presented the specialist module on International Commercial Arbitration held from 18 – 22 September 2023.

The module covered:

  • The New York Convention and the UN Model Arbitration Law;
  • The South African International Arbitration Act;
  • AFSA’s International Arbitration Rules;
  • The Practice and Procedure of International Arbitration; and
  • Regional International Arbitration Initiatives: China-Africa, BRICS and SADC.

For further details on the course, click here.

Find out more

Philip Punwar is an English qualified practitioner with more than twenty-five years’ arbitration experience.

His recent arbitral engagements have concerned real-estate Mega Projects in the Gulf, investment treaty claims arising out of the MENA and South Asia regions, aircraft charter agreements, concession agreements in the water sector and technology disputes in the finance and healthcare sectors.

Philip has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in England and the Dubai International Financial Centre, up to and including the Courts of Appeal of each jurisdiction. He was the first practitioner resident in the UAE to be registered as a DIFC Courts advocate, and the first DIFC Courts practitioner to be appointed by the DIFC Courts to the role of Supervising Legal Representative (SLR).

To find out more about Philip, contact Sam Carter on +44 (0)203 989 6669 or Dave Lovitt on +44 (0)207 353 638.

News 2 Oct, 2023


Philip Punwar

Call: 1989

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