01 Dec 2020
CIArb’s Nigeria Branch celebrates the launch of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME).
On 24th August 2020, the CIArb’s Nigeria Branch and the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish and develop a Joint Expedited ADR–MSME Scheme. The scheme is intended to provide simple, cost effective and timely resolution of disputes within the stipulated timelines. This is to support the Ease of Doing Business initiatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the development of effective dispute resolution in the commercial sector.
The signing of the MOU was preceded by a webinar to launch the scheme and it featured Yejide Osunkeye, FCIArb, Juwon Adenuga FCIArb, Dr Adeyemi Agbelusi FCIArb and Tosin Lewis FCIArb as speakers.
The Branch also organised the first-ever virtual Annual Conference from 25 – 27 November 2020 on the Whova App. The Conference commenced on 25th November with the Young Members Group Conference with the theme “The New Frontier: The Position of Young Arbitrators”.
In order to encourage our young members to improve their skills and knowledge in the field of Arbitration, the Branch also established a Mentorship Scheme aimed at improving the development of arbitration skills and transfer of knowledge from established Arbitrators to the Young Arbitrators through a co-ordinated Membership Scheme. The Scheme was launched on 23 October 2020.
15 Apr 2021Call for workshop abstracts for Mediation Symposium 2021
CIArb invites abstracts (300 - 500 words) to lead workshops at its annual Mediation Symposium. The theme of this year's Symposium is "The International Mediation Learning Exchange: Choose to Challenge".
14 Apr 2021East Anglia Branch university students’ ADR essay competition
On 31 March 2021, CIArb’s East Anglia branch held its awards ceremony for its first Alternative Dispute Resolution essay competition for university students.