92018Jan
A new international Arbitration Act for South Africa

A new international Arbitration Act for South Africa

The International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 (“the Act”) was assented to by the South African President on 19 December 2017.  The Act was published in the Government Gazette on 20 December 2017 and became effective on that date. The Act provides for the incorporation of the UNCITRAL Model Law into South African Law and provides anew for the recognition and enforcement of…

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62017Apr
LEX Africa launches new Arbitration in Africa guide

LEX Africa launches new Arbitration in Africa guide

Courts throughout Africa are increasingly seized with applications to recognize and enforce foreign judgments as well as foreign arbitral awards. African states are increasingly adopting the UNCITRAL Model Law on international arbitration and acceding to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Although many of the requirements for the enforcement of foreign judgments and…

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222016Aug
Adoption of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Convention

Adoption of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Convention

It was published in the Resolution of the National Assembly n.º 38/16, on 12 August 2016, approving the adoption, by the Angolan state, of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. This publication means the end of the previous legal proceeding under which all foreign arbitral awards were necessarily subject to a process of revision and confirmation by the Angolan…

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