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AFSA International the Announcement

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AFSA INTERNATIONAL
AFSA has much pleasure in announcing the establishment of AFSA INTERNATIONAL, a division of AFSA, which will administer all cross-border disputes other than those falling within the purview of the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre.
AFSA has for many years administered both domestic and international disputes in accordance with its standardised Rules. The growth in the number of international cases and the specialised needs in case administration have necessitated the creation of a separate international division. AFSA International will now be responsible for administering AFSA’s international caseload, as well as all matters registered with Africa ADR. AFSA’s partnership with Shanghai International Arbitration Centre which has resulted in the creation of the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre will not be affected and will retain its separate identity.
Adv Pat Lane SC, one of South Africa’s best known international arbitrators has been appointed Divisional Chairman of AFSA International and will be supported by AFSA staff seconded to the project and by AFSA case handlers who have administered matters involving parties from the following countries:
• Australia
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Italy
• London UK
• Malta
• Mauritius
•Namibia
• Netherlands
• Nigeria
• Norway
• Shanghai China
• Singapore
• Swaziland
• Sweden
• Tanzania
• Texas, USA
• Zimbabwe
The Rules applicable to international disputes administered by AFSA International will be based upon the UNCITRAL Rules, but with various upgrades reflecting international best practice.
AFSA anticipates that South Africa will shortly adopt the Model Law thereby completing the necessary legal infrastructure to qualify it as a regional hub for international arbitration. The establishment of AFSA International is also intended to service the increased demand which should result.
The AFSA International Panel of Arbitrators has been constituted by invitation extended to lead arbitrators throughout the world, and in particular practitioners from Europe, the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, Africa and China. AFSA itself is a well-established arbitral authority and the leading administrator of commercial and trade disputes in Southern Africa. It is the arbitral authority recommended by the King Commission of Corporate Governance.
AFSA’s founding members include the leading attorney firms in the country, many of which have a global presence.
Please direct all enquiries relating to AFSA International to the following persons:
Finally, let me draw attention to the AFSA International Logo, which as you will see, is a derivative of the AFSA Logo reshaped as a globe.
I take the opportunity of wishing us all a constructive and successful 2017.

The Model Clause

ARBITRATION CLAUSE FOR INCOROPRATION IN STANDARD CONTRACTS WITH OR FOR USE BEFORE A DISPUTE HAS ARISEN WITH INTERNATIONAL COUNTERPART
"any dispute arising from or in connection with this contract shall be finally resolved in accordance with the rules if the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa applicable to international arbitration by an arbitrator appointed by the Foundation. In the event that the parties do not agree to the seat, the Foundation will select the seat of the arbitration." 

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