LACIAC to host Dispute Resolution Workshop in conjunction with the AIPN.

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)’s African Chapter will host a two-part dispute resolution workshop on Monday, 2 July, at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry House, Victoria Island, Lagos from 4pm – 7pm. 

This workshop will provide a detailed review of what counsel and executives need to know to anticipate and manage international business disputes with a focus on the international oil and gas business. Please see details of the workshop below:

Part 1: “The New AIPN Model Dispute Resolution Agreement”
– Mr Tim Martin
Managing Director, Northumberland Chambers, Alberta, AIPN past president, Co-chair of AIPN Model Dispute Resolution Contract Committee http://timmartin.ca

This presentation will provide an overview of the development of the updated and revised AIPN Model Dispute Resolution Agreement and its accompanying Guidance Notes. Tim Martin will discuss the key components of what parties need to draft into their dispute resolution clauses and how the new AIPN Model DR Agreement can be used to easily, effectively and quickly meet those needs.

Part 2: “Issues and Challenges in Enforcing Arbitral Awards in General”
– Mrs Funmi Roberts
Funmi Roberts and Co., Moderator http://www.funmirobertsandco.com/funmi-robert-profile/
– Dr. Tunde Ajibade SAN
SPA Ajibade & Co http://www.spaajibade.com/team-dr-ajibade.html
– Mr Uwa Etigwe SAN
Streamsowers & Kohn http://www.sskohn.com/our-team/etigwe-uwa-san/
– Mr Tim Martin
Managing Director, Northumberland Chambers, Alberta, AIPN past president, Co-chair of AIPN Model Dispute Resolution Contract Committee http://timmartin.ca

This roundtable discussion will focus on some of the challenges experienced by arbitration practitioners in the Nigerian context. The conversation is intended to highlight such issues that hinder enforcement of awards such as public policy, lack of familiarity with knowledge of international arbitration, the attitude of local courts, exploiting the gaps in local arbitration statutes, jurisdictional challenges, social-political intervention, etc.

To RSVP and for other enquiries, please contact Toyosi Oguntuase on 08086648945 or by email toyosi.oguntuase@laciac.org

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