The Combar Africa Committee is an initiative to develop and foster improved working relationships and promote common professional development between members of the English and Welsh Commercial Bar and their counterpart practitioners and academic lawyers in (and interested in) Africa.

The Africa Committee supports the prestigious flagship programme of International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) and offers the young African lawyers selected for the programme an opportunity to spend time in a Combar set during their time in London.

11th June 2024 – COMBAR Africa – Ghana Bar Association seminar

The COMBAR Africa Committee are hosting the Ghana Bar Association with a seminar on “Crypto and Fintech disputes and regulation: the UK experience and lessons for Ghana

The seminar will take place at Keating Chambers and guests are requested to arrive at 4.30pm; the seminar will start at 5pm.

There will be a 1-hour panel session followed by drinks and canapé.

COMBAR Members only, pupils welcome.

If you are interested in attending, please email


Venue: Keating Chambers, 15 Essex Street, Outer Temple, London, WC2R 3AA.

The COMBAR Africa Committee and the team at JMiles & Co. will be hosting a drinks reception in Nairobi in advance of the 8th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration.

The reception will start at 17:00 on 28th May 2024 and is expected to finish at 20:00.

Please register your interest at

13th October 2023 – Africa Breakfast Meeting – Cape Town –How to Africanise African Arbitration: What needs to be done”.

The COMBAR Africa Committee hosted a successful breakfast meeting in Cape Town during the African Arbitration Association Conference.  Any COMBAR Members attending the AfAA were invited to attend.

The meeting was held at the Regency Hyatt Cape Town and discussed “How to Africanise African Arbitration: What needs to be done”.


Africa Committee Members

Co-Chairs: Andrew Onslow KC (3VB) and Abdul Jinadu (Keating Chambers)

Yash Bheeroo (3VB)
Jane Davies Evans (3VB)
Monica Feria-Tinta (Twenty Essex)
Thomas Francis  (4-5 Gray’s Inn Square)
Karim Ghaly KC (39 Essex Chambers)
James Goldsmith KC (One Essex Court)
Anna Greenley (Devereux Chambers)
Julius Nkafu (Great James Street Chambers)
Teniola Onabanjo (3VB)
Nania Owusu-Ankomah  (Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah) Ghana Honorary Overseas Member
Jamsheed Peeroo (36 Stone)
Iain Quirk KC  (Essex Court Chambers)
Ololade Saromi (Five Paper)
Joel Semakula (Landmark Chambers)

Anyone wishing to make contact with the Africa Committee or to find out more about its work is invited to contact the Combar Administrator or the  Co-Chairs,  Andrew Onslow KC (3VB)  or Abdul Jinadu (Keating Chambers).