Investment Arbitration

Advanced Introduction Workshop on International Investment Law and Dispute Resolution by the African Institute of International Law and the African Arbitration Association

February 19, 2022

The African Institute of International Law (AIIL) and the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) have partnered to host a three-part online workshop series on international investment law in Africa.

The workshops are targeted at government officials, academics, practitioners, research students, and professionals with an interest in international investment law and dispute resolution. The first workshop will focus on an introduction to international investment law and dispute resolution.

Oded Besserglik v. Republic of Mozambique, or when a victory is ‘pyrrhic’

The Award in Oded Besserglik v. Republic of Mozambique, one of the very few publicly known intra African treaty-based investment arbitration cases, was issued 29th October 2019. The case started when in March 2014, a South African national (Mr. Besserglik) filed an application, before the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), against the Mozambique (the Respondent) on the grounds that his shares and interests in a joint fishing venture with some Mozambican State-owned enterprises, as well as his vessels, were unlawfully and fraudulently appropriated by the Respondent.