The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Professor & Former Dean of Law at Babcock University, Professor Bankole Sodipo was part of the co-conveners of the second Africa Arbitration Conference co-organized by BIICL (British Institute of International and Comparative Law), Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria, and the school of Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London.

Offering deep insights into recent developments and trends in investment treaty Arbitration, The conference featured leading Arbitrators, practitioners, academics, and various speakers.

They spoke on various topics listed as follows;

Assessing current approaches to substantive standards of protection in International Investment Agreements and Bilateral Investment Treaties involving African States. -Reforming international investment protection in Africa I: Model Bilateral Investment Treaties promulgated by African States. -Reforming international investment protection in Africa II: Africa Continental Free Trade Area and Pan-African Investment Code. -Relationship between several different investment-related instruments: harmonization or confusion? -Assessing current ISDS rules and practices for resolving investment disputes involving African States. -Positions of African States towards the current discussions for reform under the UNCITRAL Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform and -Maintaining, Reforming or Abandoning the ISDS system for resolving Investor-State disputes involving African States.