Each day there are more opportunities for law firms to work across jurisdictions and engage a broader range of clients, but a lack of cultural competence can hinder their progress. Join Africa Legal Learn for a webinar to pick up some of the keys to success in this arena.
International arbitration often involves parties from diverse cultural backgrounds who bring with them unique perspectives, training in different legal systems, their ow ways of doing business, and varying approaches to dispute resolution. These cultural differences can significantly impact the arbitration process. Failure to recognise and address these cultural nuances can undermine the legitimacy and effectiveness of international arbitration, hindering the resolution of disputes and potentially exacerbating existing conflicts.
Cross-cultural competence refers to the ability to understand, navigate and effectively communicate across cultural boundaries. In the context of international arbitration, it is essentialfor all parties involved to possess cross-cultural competence to ensure fair and equitable dispute resolution.
In an effort to help our audience learn some of the basics to getting this right, Africa Legal Learn will be hosting a webinar titled “Cultural Competence and International Arbitration: Unveiling the Keys to Success” on 22 September at 11am EAST.
James Leach, Africa Legal’s Chief Learning Officer, will be discussing the issues with John Ohaga, the managing partner of TripleOK Law, and George Muchiri, partner and Head of Employment & Pensions at CMS in Kenya.
This webinar aims to highlight the importance of cross-cultural communication skills in the context of international arbitration, and to provide valuable insights for practitioners, arbitrators and other parties involved in the process.
Key focus points of the webinar will include how to:
This webinar is closely linked to Africa Legal Learn’s free course on “Business Communication for Lawyers: Honing Effective Cross-Cultural Communication Skills” produced in partnership with the UK’s Ministry of Justice. You can learn more about the course here.
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