Sydney Chawatama re-elected to the Bar Council - Oct 2019
Arbitration & Mediation
Sydney has a developing practice in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. In 2012 he was awarded the Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators after examination. He is on the arbitration panels of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, and the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre in Mauritius. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2017 he was awarded a Diploma in International Arbitration by the CIArb. He accepts instructions as Counsel and as Arbitrator, and may do so on a direct access basis in suitable local and international cases.
In December 2012 he completed an internship at the international law firm Latham & Watkins with the International Arbitration practice, during which he observed an LCIA arbitration and the preliminary stages of two ICSID arbitrations.
Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA) provides intensive courses in Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration. Sydney attended the Introductory Course in September 2013 and the Advanced Course in October 2014.
He has a particular focus on international arbitration in Africa, particularly the sub-Saharan and SADC regions, the latter with which he has close professional and cultural ties.
- Provided assistance with legal research and drafting in an ICSID investment treaty claim.
- Represented a solicitor’s firm in a domestic arbitration under the rules of the CIArb involving complex contractual issues including tendering, procurement and performance of a legal services contract. Arbitration award set aside on appeal to the High Court.
Sydney Chawatama FCIArb discusses International Arbitration at the 21st Commonwealth Law Conference 2019 - Apr 2019
Sydney Chawatama joins Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Panel - Feb 2019
Sydney Chawatama to participate in ‘It’s ok to talk about race! Experiences to help unlock BAME legal talent’ panel discussion - May 2018
Martin Forde QC and Sydney Chawatama instructed in the inquest into death of a woman after termination of pregnancy - Apr 2018
Sydney Chawatama is appointed to Co-Vice Chair of the Law Reform Committee - Dec 2017
Delighted to announce Sydney Chawatama is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Dec 2017
Sydney Chawatama elected to the Bar Council for 2017 - Oct 2016
Sydney Chawatama in a Court of Protection case on the capacity of a woman with mental health problems to have an abortion - May 2013
Philip Havers QC and Sydney Chawatama win in Court of Appeal on a matter of fact in breast cancer claim - Mar 2012
Neil Garnham QC and Sydney Chawatama win appeal on mental health patients unlawful detention - Jan 2011
Sydney Chawatama defends claim by mental patient released under Habeas Corpus - Jun 2010