Foley Hoag Partner Christina Hioureas to Participate in Workshop Regarding Sierra Leone's Landmark Accession to the New York Convention

February 24, 2021

Foley Hoag LLP Partner and United Nations Practice Group Chair Christina Hioureas will serve as a panelist for a workshop sponsored by The Center for International Law and Policy in Africa (CILPA) and the Sierra Leone Bar Association on February 25, 2021. The workshop, titled “Sierra Leone’s Landmark Accession to the New York Convention: Significance, Opportunities, Challenges and the Next Steps,” will focus on the process of implementing the New York Convention in Sierra Leone and lessons learned from other countries that are already parties to the treaty. 

Hioureas and her fellow panelists will discuss the state of preparedness for effective domestic implementation following the entry into force of the Convention on 26 January 2021 for Sierra Leone; the legal implications relating to the declaration and reservations by the GoSL; the benefits of international commercial arbitration and next steps on implementing the Convention and developing commercial arbitration in Sierra Leone.

Hioureas is a partner in Foley Hoag's International Litigation & Arbitration practice. She represents States, private and State-owned entities, and individuals on international disputes and public international law matters and advises States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies. She also serves as arbitrator in international commercial arbitration disputes. 

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