CIArb News

CIArb’s Nigeria Branch, Year in Review

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.

 

30 Sep 2022

Members endorse changes to Charter and Bye-Laws including C.Adj designation

CIArb members vote overwhelmingly for governance reform, including the Chartered Adjudicator designation, which will improve CIArb’s ability to meet its members’ needs.

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21 Sep 2022

CIArb and SAC announce new collaboration on fundholding

New collaboration announced at ICCA Edinburgh 2022 under which parties to disputes administered by SAC to be signposted to CIArb Stakeholder Account Service.

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21 Sep 2022

UK APPG for ADR session

On Wednesday 7th September 2022, the alternative dispute resolution all-party parliamentary group (ADR APPG) met for approximately two hours at 1 Parliament St, London to discuss the currently open Ministry of Justice consultation. 

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