Morocco’s head of government Abdelilah Benkirane, and Casablanca Finance city’s CEO, Said Irbahimi, launched today in Casablanca the first edition of the “Casablanca Arbitration Days”, a two days forum dedicated to international juridical security and arbitrage.
Organised under the auspices of the Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFCA) and by the CIMAC arbitration centre launched by the CFCA, the “Casablanca Arbitration Days” have been supported by some of the leading arbitration institutions of the world, including the International Bar Association (IBA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), as well as prestigious publications such as the Transnational Dispute Management Network, Wolters Kluwer and LexisNexis.
Eminent arbitrators and other arbitration practitioners from all over the world had the opportunity to discuss some of the hottest topics in international arbitration, including African arbitration, under the title “Casablanca, a Rising Arbitration Venue in Africa and for South-South Disputes”.
This first edition of the “Casablanca Arbitraiton Days” was intended to mark the launch by the CFCA of the Casablanca International Mediation & Arbitration Centre (CIMAC), a new centre for mediation and arbitration dedicated to commercial disputes and intended to act as a hub between Africa and the rest of the world.
Casablanca wishes to become the leading arbitration venue on the African continent. The involvement of some of the world’s leading arbitration institutions is a sign of their confidence in the attractiveness of Morocco, a country that is committed to a policy of openness towards foreign investors. CIMAC, with the support of the CFCA, intends to gain a place at the top table of international arbitration.
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Meryem Bensari (GIP)
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