The Legal 500

Practical guidance for international arbitration – Nigeria

28 July 2021, 10.00am Nigeria

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Practical guidance for international arbitration – Nigeria


As the effects of Covid-19 continue to be felt around the world, businesses continue to face significant levels of instability and uncertainty caused by weakened financial markets and disruption to supply chains, workplace operations and business pipelines. Such instability and uncertainty will result in a growth in the number and types of disputes, and we have already seen judicial systems twist and turn to adapt to the new global ‘norms’.

In this webinar, brought to you by The Legal 500, Olajide Oyewole LLP, and DLA Piper Africa, we discussed the evolving arbitration scene and provided practical guidance on managing international disputes in 2021.

Discussion points:

  • The end user’s perspective: how GCs can stay on top of disputes.
  • Ways to ensure cost effective and efficient dispute resolution proceedings.
  • How to win virtual arbitration hearings.
  • What do in-house counsel expect from external firms during the arbitral process?
  • The logistics of initiating arbitration proceedings – planning, choice of counsel, costs, impact on business – some practical considerations.
  • Choosing the ‘right’ arbitral rules and seat of the arbitration – enforcement and other issues.
  • Arbitrator selection and the ‘quality of arbitrators’ – tools, in-house and external counsel roles and appointment mechanisms.
  • Harmony of dispute settlement provisions (expert determination, negotiation clauses, and arbitration).
  • Sustainability in arbitration – reducing the environmental impact on disputes.


Muyiwa Ogungbenro

Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP

Tunde Oyewole

Country Managing Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP

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