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What is I-ARB Africa?

What is International Arbitration?

International arbitration is an alternative means of dispute resolution, i.e. outside of courts. It is a private form of binding dispute resolution, conducted before an impartial tribunal, which emanates from the agreement of the parties but which is regulated and enforced by the state. International arbitration can general be classified into two groups Commercial arbitration and Investment arbitration.

Commercial arbitration is the process of resolving business disputes between or among transnational parties through the use of one or more arbitrators rather than through the courts. It require agreement of the parties, which is usually given via an arbitration clause that is inserted into the contract or business agreement.

Investment arbitration is the process of resolving business dispute through the use of one or more arbitrators between foreign investors and states under bilateral investment treaties and multilateral agreements.

How does it work?

Steps in a typical international arbitration proceeding

What to consider when choosing to arbitrate in Africa

What does I-Arb Africa do?

I-Arb is a subscription based practitioner-oriented international arbitration electronic database. It tracks international arbitration disputes concerning African parties in commercial as well as investment arbitration.

It is a platform with content such as blogs, news and journal articles focusing on analysis and recent developments international arbitration as it relates to Africa.

Who are we?

Board of Advisors

Our Board consists of International Arbitration practitioners from different parts of the world with vast experiences in international arbitration as it relates to Africa.
We will be releasing the list of names soon.

Founder : Leyou Tameru is a legal consultant based in Ethiopia. She has experience working with international private and government organizations including Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, DLA Piper, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the African Union. She has experience in the area of private sector development, international arbitration and youth empowerment in Africa. She is cofounder of the annual East African International Arbitration Conference and has lectured law at Addis Ababa University Law School. Leyou is passionate about using media and technology as a tool of creating awareness in the legal field.

Leyou holds an undergraduate degree in law from Addis Ababa University and a Graduate Degree in International Legal Studies with a focus on International Commercial Arbitration from Georgetown Law.
She can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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