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. .

[1]https://www.aelex.com/mrs-funke-adekoya-san-appointed-into-icsid/, (accessed 12 April 2018).

[2]https://iccwbo.org/dispute-resolution-services/icc-international-court-arbitration/court-members/#1478195489936-1a1acd15-7f6d

[3]https://africanarbitrationassociation.wildapricot.org/page-18078

 

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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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, AIPN past president and Co-chair of AIPN Model Dispute Resolution Contract Committee; Mrs Funmi Roberts, Principal Partner at Funmi Roberts and Co; Dr. Tunde Ajibade SAN, Managing Partner of SPA Ajibade & Co and Mr Uwa Etigwe SAN, Partner at Streamsowers & Köhn.

The discussion evolved around the management of international business disputes in the oil and gas sector with an overview of the development of the updated and revised AIPN Model Dispute Resolution Agreement and its accompanying Guidance Notes. Emphasis was also laid on the challenges experienced by arbitration practitioners in the Nigerian context.

Here are pictures from the event:

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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 Treaty, and
– The Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill.

Download the full newsletter here.

 

 

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

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 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 that would ensure that business owners get justice within the shortest possible time.

Read the full article on Business Day: http://www.businessdayonline.com/laciac-proffers-solutions-business-financing-contract-disputes/

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

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