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Gold Sponsor

White & Case has one of the largest Africa practices in the legal market and is one of the very few top-tier international law firms with a genuine, substantial, longstanding footprint and long-term commitment to Africa.

Our team has a fantastic track record of successfully resolving disputes relating to the African continent across a variety of sectors. We bring our experience and our intimate knowledge of disputes in Africa, including our familiarity with contractual terms, practices, the legal environment, and regulations. Our firm is ranked Band 1 for International Arbitration by Chambers Global, which has described our practice as “world class” and having “virtually unrivalled depth and spread.”

Our team in Johannesburg is uniquely positioned to support both domestic and international clients on all arbitration and litigation related matters.

Silver Sponsor

Established over a century ago, the Cape Bar and its members are housed in Chambers situated along Keerom Street next to the Western Cape High Court. A street that has become synonymous with the daily morning parade of advocates in their robes making their way to Court.

This tradition, of robing in Chambers rather than in Court, was brought about by a protest by members of the Cape Bar against discriminatory robing practices at Court, and has continued to be a tradition proudly honoured by its members today.

The Cape Bar strives to ensure that its 488 members render the highest standard of legal services.

Its premises offer world class facilities to accommodate arbitrations, these include conference venues, high-speed internet access and many coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance. One might even enjoy a walk through the neighbouring Company Gardens during an arbitration adjournment.

Silver Sponsor

Control Risks is a global specialist risk consultancy that that helps to create secure, compliant, and resilient organisations. When clients are engaged in significant disputes, Control Risks provides expertise to assess prospects, investigate facts and support settlements. The success of a legal action can hinge on the quality of the information held by each party, and we can assist with gathering and analysing evidence for a range of proceedings: regulatory, civil, and criminal.

With 38 global offices, more than 3,000 professionals and a dedicated dispute and litigation support team; we serve clients wherever they do business. We have over 45 years of experience in fact-finding, intelligence gathering, investigative analysis and complex problem-solving. Our clients benefit from our global technology infrastructure, including digital forensics experts and data centres that allow us to collect, process, and host data for review and production globally. We have been assisting clients in Africa for the past 40 years. We work with some of the largest investors and multinationals across the region as well as the most respected African companies, from mining and energy to NGO’s, technology, telecommunications, and law firms.

HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services. We use our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector.
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes.
  • Consulting services to support companies working on US Federal Government contracts.

HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk, and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects.

Jus Mundi is the go-to platform for arbitration professionals, leveraging AI to sift through the world’s most comprehensive database on international law and arbitration, offering critical insights for crafting powerful strategies.

StoneTurn, a global professional services firm, works with law firms, corporations, and government agencies in solving the most complex and consequential business issues. We have earned the trust of clients and regulators worldwide by deploying multidisciplinary teams of industry leaders to provide unique expertise with forensics and investigations, risk and compliance, data and technology, economic and dispute advisory, and strategic business consulting. Founded in 2004, StoneTurn operates from offices across five continents including South Africa (since 2018), where we are a level 2 B-BBEE contributor. Legal teams and compliance professionals in South Africa turn to us for our highly experienced hands-on support to operationalise compliance and address their complex investigative and litigation challenges. StoneTurn’s team of multi-faceted global experts provide consulting and expert witness services for a range of proceedings with a singular focus — collaborating with our clients to achieve an objective and fair outcome.

The Leading Edge of private aviation – Fireblade Aviation provides world-class aviation services. With Fireblade Aviation, travelling, flying, operating, and owning an aircraft has never been easier. Based at OR Tambo International Airport, we offer a complete private aviation travel experience with a personal touch and remain the FBO that pilots prefer.  Our wide range of amenities and flight services include on-site customs and immigration, private lounges and meeting rooms, dedicated pilot facilities, corporate and leisure charters, FBO, MRO and AOC services, and aircraft management services. For more information, visit: https://www.firebladeaviation.com

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JAW offers attractive sponsorship opportunities to companies who wish to show their interest in dispute resolution in Africa. Sponsors will receive maximum exposure before, during, and after the conference driven by an extensive marketing and media campaign profiling sponsors, co-hosts, speakers, and delegates as well as a post event report.

Companies are given the opportunity to participate in the Johannesburg Arbitration Week (JAW) as a sponsor with three optional levels of sponsorship, platinum, gold, and silver as well as the opportunity to sponsor specific conference elements.

General enquiries

+27 11 320 0600
+27 11 320 0533

1st Floor, Grindrod Tower, 8a Protea Place, Sandton



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AFSA is a multi-faceted dispute resolution centre with its headquarters in Sandton and branches in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Limpopo, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape.

Its domestic division administers 300 – 400 business disputes each year and some 30 international matters are processed annually by the AFSA International Division under the light touch administration of its Secretary-General working under the direction of the AFSA International Court.

The AFSA SADC Division in partnership with the SADC Lawyers Association is tasked to standardise and harmonise arbitration practice in SADC a ground-breaking initiative for the region.

AFSA provides comprehensive training in dispute resolution in partnership with the University of Pretoria.

AFSA is a founding member of CAJAC (the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre) and represents South Africa in the creation of a BRICS arbitral mechanism.

AFSA is a non-profit and self-funding institution numbering the leading attorney and accounting firms, bars and other stakeholders amongst its founding members.