Edward W. F. Luke II

Edward W. F. Luke II

Edward W. F. Luke II

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 lawyersin 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. 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 Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C..

Acted in a landmark constitutional damages matter in the High court and Court of Appeal successfully.. 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, Fedics,   Alternative Dispute Resolution, international Investment Treaty Arbitration, Bilateral investment Treaty arbitration between state and investor.  Dispute adjudication and arbitration. Special training in International  Arbitration at the Law Firms of Allen & Overy,  Herbert Smith Freehills,  Shearman & Sterling, Steptoe & Johnson,  White & Case, Mayer Brown.

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. Attended masterclasses in International Arbitration by the ICC in New York in February 2016.  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.


Honourable Societyof the Middle Temple (B.L., 1986) FCIArb, MCIArb FBIArb, FSIArb, FAArb; DIP INT ARB. Author: “The lawyer Who Defendedhimself 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.

International Arbitration, M&A Disputes, Mediation, Securities

1982); University of London (LL.B., Hons., 1985)
Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (B.A.)

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