EDWARD W. FASHOLE-LUKE II, Botswana Citizen, born Freetown, Sierra Leone,
March 28, 1960, admitted, 1986, England and Wales
(Barrister-at-Law); 1989, Botswana (Attorney); 1993, Sierra Leone
(Barrister and Solicitor). He is the Managing Partner of the firm and one of the leading lawyers in Botswana with a wealth of local and International experience, and is listed in Who’s Who of Southern Africa, and the International Who’s Who of professionals in Washington D.C. He has spoken at several International Conferences on International Arbitration including at the Chartered Institute of
Arbitrators, Kenya branch in Mombasa Kenya in August, 2014 and at the
Commonwealth lawyers Association Conference in Glasgow Scotland in April
2015. Spoke on panel on International Arbitration at the International Bar Association conference in Vienna in October 2015, spoke on Arbitration and judicial case management at the International Bar Association Africa Regional conference in Livingstone Zambia in November 2015. Attended Slaughter and May Africa lawyers conference in Accra Ghana in November 2015’, Kampala 2016, London 2017 and 2018. Mr Luke is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom, Kenya and Zambia. He has been engaged in several high- profile cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Botswana, including appearing in the most sensational Murder trial in Botswana. Appeared in the Court of Appeal with legendary Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C..
Acted in a landmark constitutional damages matter in the High court and Court of Appeal successfully. The case is reported in the Commonwealth law reports. Acted in landmark arbitration review matter in the High Court of Botswana in ASH VS TPR. Trained in ICC arbitration, International
Arbitration, International Commercial Arbitration, Fidics, Alternative Dispute
Resolution, international Investment Treaty Arbitration, Bilateral investment Treaty arbitration between state and investor. Dispute adjudication and arbitration. Special training in International Investment Treaty Arbitration at the Law Firms of Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Shearman & Sterling, Steptoe & Johnson, White & Case, Mayer Brown. Attended advanced training in International Investment Treaty Arbitration at Kings College London.
Mr. Luke spoke on a panel at the Atlanta International Arbitration Society in November 2014. Spoke on International Arbitration at the American Bar
Association Section of International Law Conference in London in October 2013. He also spoke on two panels at the Commonwealth Law Conference in Glasgow in April 2015. Chair of panel of experts at the Centenary Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Livingstone Zambia, in July 2015. Attended Hong Kong arbitration week in Hong Kong in November 2015 and 2018. Attended masterclasses in International Arbitration by the ICC in New York in February 2016 and ICC Nigeria in Lagos in 2019. Published article on Arbitration in Botswana in Global Arbitration Review publication. Was Keynote speaker on ‘The future of Arbitration in Africa’ hosted by Penn State University and the American Society of International law at the offices of Greenberg Traurig in Washington D.C. on 11th March 2016. Attended the ICCA Arbitration conference in Miami in 2014 and Mauritius in 2016, spoke on the synergy between the Common law and civil law in International Arbitration at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators conference in Johannesburg in 2018, spoke at the School of Oriental and African studies of the University of London International Arbitration Conference in Arusha, Tanzania in February 2019.
Awarded a certificate in Sports Arbitration in 2019 by the Asia International Arbitration Centre,
Appointment to the ICSID panel of arbitrators and conciliators at the World Bank in September 2019
Appointment to the panel of arbitrators of African Descent of the United States of America in 2020,
Appointment to the SADC panel of arbitrators in 2020.
Moderator at the Nigeria Institute of Arbitrators in November 2020
Sole Arbitrator in M vs KA,
sole arbitrator in TT vs KK in 2018,
Sole arbitrator in M vs DDC 2019
Appointed to the panel of arbitrators of the Dubai International Arbitration Center in 2021
Appointed to the panel of arbitrators of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center for the second time in 2021
Appointed to the panel of arbitrators of IIARB in 2021
Co-arbitrator in ICSID arbitration of WG vs GOT in 2021
Appointed as sole arbitrator in the arbitration of CEP vs MHL in 2021
Appointed to the panel of arbitrators of CIETAC for the second time in 2021
Appointed to the panel of arbitrators of the Asia International Arbitration Center
Moderator at the African Bar Association Conference on a panel regarding the African continental free trade area in August 2021
Spoke on arbitration at the Shanghai University webinar in 2021
Education: Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (B.A.,
1982); University of London (LL.B., Hons., 1985); Honourable Society of the
Middle Temple (B.L., 1986) FCIArb, MCIArb FBIArb, FSIArb, FAArb; FAIADR DIP INT ARB.
Author: “The lawyer Who Defended himself in jail,” Holborn School of Law Review,
1985. Academic Tutor, Top moot court prize in Bar School before Roger Henderson Q.C. in the semi- finals and before the Rt Hon the Lord Brandon of Oakbrook in the Finals in 1986.
Holborn School of Law, 1986-1987. Chambers of Sir Simon Tuckey
Q.C., London , 1987. Barrister-at-Law, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, California, 1987-1989. Attorney at Law, Botswana, 1989-,
Clubs: Rand Club of Johannesburg; Rotary Club of Gaborone. Member: International Bar Association (Committee Rappoteur for Botswana, 1991-1992); Commonwealth Lawyers Association; Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa; Society of Conservative
Lawyers of England; Inns of Court of California; Honorary Member
Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales, Vice Chair to the
Foreign Legal Consultant Committee of the American Bar Association
Section of International Law; Vice Chairman ABA International Criminal
Law Committee; Member of the steering Group for the International Litigation Committee of ABA International. Chapter chair for Botswana of the New York State Bar Association International Law Section.
Languages: English, creole.