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1st African Conference on International Commercial Law to take place in Douala, Cameroon on January 13-14, 2011   
13. December 2010 | Alissa Palumbo
We have the honour to announce the 1st African Conference on International Commercial Law taking place on 13th-14th January 2011 at Hotel le Meridien, Douala-Cameroon.
The co-organisers of the conference are the University of Buea ( Cameroon), and the University of Basel ( Switzerland). Among the sponsors are OHADA (Organisation pour l’Harmonisation du Droit des Affaires en Afrique), UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), UNIDROIT (International Institute for the Unification of Private Law), the most-respected international organisations dedicated to unification of laws world-wide and UNIDA (The African Association for a Unified System of Business Laws), a long-time supporter of OHADA.

Among the honoured participants will be
Mr. Renaud Sorieul, Secretary General, UNCITAL, Austria
Mr. Koleka Boutora Takpa, Permanent Secretary of OHADA
Mr. José Angelo Estrella Faria, Secretary General, UNIDROIT, Italy
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LLM.
Prof. Dr. Samuel Kofi Date-Bah, Honourable Justice, Supreme Court of Ghana
Honourable Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, Former Chief Justice of Nigeria
Mr. Jason Fry, Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in France

Additionally, world-renown professors will participate from Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Tanzania, Togo and, of course, Cameroon.
Please note that the working languages will be alternatively French and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.
For more information, please visit the conference website at or
contact Mr. Jean Alain Penda, email: