Dispute Resolution

While the advantages and disadvantages of the various dispute resolution options are in many respects universal, local nuances influence which option is best for a particular dispute. This product looks at these considerations, as well as the different procedures, costs and timeframes for each available method – whether litigation, arbitration, mediation, negotiation, conciliation, or otherwise - as well as other practical aspects like enforcement of foreign orders and awards, local requirement for arbitration agreements, and which law will govern proceedings.

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The following topics are covered in the Dispute Resolution product for each country (click to expand):
Dispute Resolution
  • 1General Overview
  • 2Commercial litigation
  • 3Arbitration
  • 4Mediation and Other ADR Methods

Practical Q&A format

This product contains detailed and up-to-date guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, about the commercial litigation landscape in a particular African country, be it about local court proceedings, arbitration, mediation or other ADR methods. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
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What are the latest dispute resolution trends and developments in the country, including any proposals for reform?
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What are the key differences, advantages and disadvantages of each method of commercial dispute resolution in the country?
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What are the main steps in each commercial litigation procedure?
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Is it possible for a foreign party to institute commercial litigation proceedings in the country?
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How can a foreign judgment be enforced?
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Are there any disputes which, by law, may not be referred to arbitration?
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Can arbitration proceedings and awards be appealed or reviewed in local courts?
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Are arbitrations confidential?
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Can parties to an agreement opt for mediation and/or other ADR mechanisms, and rule out arbitration and litigation?

Benefits of Dispute Resolution

If you are transacting with counterparts in an African country, the Afriwise platform is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain- language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local dispute resolution experts
  • valuable tools such as a powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility and clarity across the dispute resolution landscape.

Afriwise connects organisations to outstanding quality and up-to-date legal, risk and business information and local expertise for African countries. We give you deep understanding about African markets, online, and help you proactively comply with local regulations.

Our award-winning solution offers an innovative way to source and stay up to date with all the information you need about resolving disputes in a particular African country, from pre-trial procedures through to enforcement of judgments.

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