We are delighted to share with you a range of articles on international arbitration across the continent. Africa continues to make its mark in the world of international arbitration and has been the home of some innovative developments in recent months. No sooner was the world locked down with confinement measures in response to COVID-19, than the African Arbitration Academy launched its Protocol on Virtual Hearings in Africa. This is a great example of the energy, enthusiasm and skills which place African arbitration lawyers at the heart of the global arbitration community. African arbitration lawyers are also playing an essential role on a range of key hot topics in international arbitration, from shaping the agenda to achieve better diversity to innovative reforms in the field of investment arbitration.
In this new series, we will highlight some of the major developments for international arbitration across Africa and give you an insight into what to expect in coming months. As always, we welcome your questions or feedback.