A Regional Training Workshop on Dispute Management in Africa Infrastructure Projects

    The first Regional Training Workshop on Dispute Management in Africa Infrastructure Projects will be held in Lagos on 18 January 2019. The workshop is a collaborative effort of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) and the Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN), as well as the international law firm […]

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Entertainment Industry Roundtable

Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) in conjunction with G. Elias & Co. is organising an entertainment industry roundtable which will be held on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. The theme of the roundtable is “Entertainment Law Contracts and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights”. The discussion will provide invaluable insights into the following […]

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“Well, did you choose the right arbitrator?”

Written by Kome Oruade A successful arbitration always requires the arbitral tribunal’s adroit handling of the proceedings. This is more so because tribunal’s composition often determines the success or failure of the proceedings.  Hence, J.F. Lalive opines that “[t]he choice of the persons who compose the arbitral tribunal is vital and often the most decisive […]

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Court of Appeal (Mediation) Rules, 2018: Real Progress or Just the Status Quo?

Introduction The backlog of cases in the Nigerian legal system has increased the clamour for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) specifically, court-annexed mediation. Several high courts initiates, notably the Abuja, Kano, and Lagos Multi-Door Court Houses and the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre, now list mediation as a means of dispute resolution. Court-annexed mediation allows parties […]

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Appellate Arbitration, Emergency Procedures and Third-Party Funding – Significant Features in the Reform of Nigerian Arbitration Law

The Arbitration and Conciliation Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill (The Bill) has successfully passed through the Senate and awaits the concurrence of the House of Representatives and the assent of the Presidential to become law. The purpose of this reform is to modernize Nigeria’s arbitration law and tackle problems that have been a disincentive to […]

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Arbitral Announcements

Funke Adekoya Appointed Arbitrator at ICSID Funke Adekoya, SAN has been appointed into the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)[1]. ICSID is a part of the World Bank Group and a foremost arbitral institution for the resolution of foreign investment disputes. Mrs Adekoya’s 6-year appointment commenced 16th September 2017. […]

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LACIAC to host Mediation Week in conjunction with Banwo & Ighodalo and The New Practice.

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) is pleased to announce its first Mediation Week, held in conjunction with the law firms of Banwo & Ighodalo and The New Practice. Please see details below:

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LACIAC hosts two-part 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 held a two-part dispute resolution workshop on Monday, 2nd of July, at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) House, Victoria Island. The speakers included Mr Tim Martin, the Managing Director of Northumberland Chambers, Alberta, […]

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LACIAC Newsletter – Dispute Resolution Update.

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) brings you the first edition of its Newsletter, Dispute Resolution Update. In this edition, we review events in Nigeria since the last quarter of 2016 which will impact commercial and investment dispute resolution, including: – Efforts to reform Nigeria’s arbitration legislation; – The Nigeria-Morocco Bilateral Investment […]

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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 […]

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Highlights from the Roundtable Discussion held by the Manufacturing Technical Committee of LACIAC.

Here is an overview of the Roundtable Discussion held by the Lagos Chamber Of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) in conjunction with Perchstone & Graeys and Yusuf Ali & Co on Channels TV.

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The Manufacturing Technical Committee of LACIAC holds maiden edition of Roundtable Discussion on the ‘Challenges of Financing Infrastructure.’

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) in conjunction with Yusuf Ali & Co and Perchstone & Graeys held a roundtable at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to discuss the Challenges of Financing Infrastructure. Investors harped on the need for Nigeria to remove bottlenecks to capital access while urging reforms […]

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Chairman of the Board of LACIAC speaks on ADR and its impact on doing business in Nigeria

Mr Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN, the Chairman of the Board of LACIAC, discusses Alternative Dispute Resolution on Channels TV.

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Appellate Arbitration, Emergency Procedures and Third Party Funding – Significant Features in the Reform of Nigerian Arbitration Law

The Arbitration and Conciliation Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill (The Bill) has successfully passed through the Senate and awaits the concurrence of the House of Representatives and the assent of the Presidential to become law. The purpose of this reform is to modernize Nigeria’s arbitration law and tackle problems that have been a disincentive to […]

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News Flash: Arbitration and Conciliation Bill

The Senate of the National Assembly on Thursday, 1 February, 2018, passed the Bill for an Act to repeal the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1988 and enact a new Arbitration and Conciliation Act. The Bill is expected to pass through the House of Representatives and obtain presidential approval before it becomes law. The proposed legislation […]

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The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

The Nigerian Senate has finally passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill after 17 years of consideration. The bill which seeks to reform the oil and gas industry will unbundle the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) as well as other agencies, while […]

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The Nigeria-Morocco Bilateral Investment Treaty: a new generation of investment protection treaties in Africa?

On the 3rd of December 2016, Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with the aim to improve bilateral trade relations and strengthen their business relationship. The Nigeria/Morocco BIT is an ambitious update on traditional treaties and a significant attempt by two developing countries to move toward a more balanced […]

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Arbitration Reform in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Arbitration Act[1], was enacted in 1988 and is now being reviewed to bring it up to date with international best practices in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Since it was enacted 29 years ago, there have been several important legal developments in arbitration. This year, the Nigerian Senate is considering a Bill to amend […]

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National Judicial Institute issues Strong Statement in Support of Arbitration

Nigeria’s National Judicial Institute has issued a strong statement of judicial policy in support of arbitration. In a letter dated 26 May 2017 and written to all Heads of Court, the Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Hon. Justice W.S.N. Onnoghen, GCON, FNJI, who also chairs the Board of Governors of the […]

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LACIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with LCA.

THE Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC). A statement by the President of the LCA, Olasupo Shasore (SAN) said, “It is an organic partnership as both organisations are committed to improving the business climate of Lagos. The goal of […]

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LACIAC sponsors International Arbitration Conference in Addis Ababa 2015

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Appellate Arbitration, Emergency Procedures and Third-Party Funding – Significant Features in the Reform of Nigerian Arbitration Law Entertainment Industry Roundtable The Nigeria-Morocco Bilateral Investment Treaty: a new generation of investment protection treaties in Africa? LACIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with LCA. National Judicial Institute issues Strong Statement in Support of Arbitration
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