The Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC) hosted a two-day hybrid conference on 7 and 8 June 2022 on the topic “International Arbitration in Mauritius – Comparative perspectives between Civil and Common Law”, alongside the Permanent Court of Arbitration – Mauritius Office, Université Panthéon-Assas, and Université Paris Saclay. Practitioners and academics shared their perspectives on key issues.

On 7 June 2022, the panels revolved around the topic ‘Supporting the Arbitral Tribunal’. The first panel, with Bilshan Nursimulu (Barrister, Orizon Legal), Andrea Lapunzina Veronelli (PCA Representative in Mauritius) and Clémence Assou (MIAC Registrar) discussed “The Role of Arbitral Institutions”, under the moderation of Dr. Constance Castres Saint-Martin (Associate, Teynier Pic). The second panel, with Dominique Hascher (Judge at the French Cour de Cassation), Benoit Le Bars (Partner, Lazareff Le Bars) and Shaheda Peeroo (Former Supreme Court Judge), discussed “The Role of Domestic Courts”, under the moderation of Andrea Lapunzina Veronelli.

The panels on 8 June 2022 focussed on the topic “Controlling the Arbitral Award”. The first panel, with Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou (Independent Arbitrator), Camilla Macpherson (Head of Secretariat, P.R.I.M.E. Finance) and Ali Adamjee (Barrister, Sir Hamid Moollan Chambers), shared “Perspectives on Jurisdictional Aspects”, under the moderation of Pr. Maximin de Fontmichel (Université Paris-Saclay). The second panel, with Anne-Sophie Jullienne (Barrister, Afralaw Chambers), Pr. Marie Goré (Université Panthéon-Assas), Jacob Grierson (Partner, Asafo), Alexandre Meyniel (Partner, Cartier Meyniel Schneller) shared “Perspectives on Public Policy”, under the moderation of Prof. Malik Laazouzi (Université Panthéon-Assas).

The conference was attended, both in-person and virtually, by practitioners, academics, students and other personalities from the judiciary.

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