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. In January 2018, She was appointed arbitrator in her first ICSID arbitration; the Agro-EcoEnergy-Tanzania dispute.

Doyin Rhodes-Vivour Appointed to the ICC Court

Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour has been appointed as a member of the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration[2]. The appointment took effect on July 1, 2018 and will run over the course of its 2018-2021 term. She is the Managing Partner of Doyin Rhodes Vivour & Co and the vice chairperson of LACIAC.

ALSF Launches the African Arbitration Association (AfAA)

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) on the 29th of June 2018 hosted a conference on Arbitration in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire where the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) was launched[3]. The AfAA, with its headquarters in Rwanda, was founded for the purpose of promoting the development of international arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution on the African continent.

Chief Bayo Ojo SAN of Bayo Ojo & Co has been appointed as the President. Other members of the Board are Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Dr Emilia Onyema and Dr Rukia Baruti who is the founding secretary general of the Association. .

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