Arbitration Law and Practice in Nigeria- Evolving Principles on Arbitrability, Anti-Arbitration Injunction and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards with Streamsowers & Köhn

About this webinar

During this session Joanna Lane, Editor of Chambers Global will be joined by Streamsowers & Köhn Partner, Etigwe Uwa SAN FCIArb, Streamsowers & Köhn Senior Associate, Vincent Owhor, and Herbert Smith Freehills Head of Global Arbitration Practice, Paula Hodges, QC.

The webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session.

Key discussion points will include:
•  The position of Nigerian Law on the arbitrability of tax disputes and admiralty claims
•  The English Law and international arbitration position on arbitrability
•  The Applicability of Anti-Arbitration Injunctions in Nigeria, UK and in international Arbitration
•  Strategies for dealing with Anti Arbitration Injunctions
•  Strategies for dealing with the “National Law” and “Public Policy” impediments

Event Details:
Event date
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC
Event location
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Etigwe Uwa SAN, FCIArb, Partner - Streamsowers & Köhn
Etigwe is the Partner in charge of the Dispute Resolution Practice of the Firm. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990 and is regarded as a fine litigator, whose reputation has been founded on intensive experience of the Nigerian court system at all levels. His litigation and arbitration experience span a wide range of commercial disputes including international trade, oil and gas, telecommunications, company law, maritime, aviation, employment, personal injury, construction, domestic trade disputes, insurance, taxation, banking. He is a well-regarded authority on Nigerian aviation law. Etigwe was conferred with the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (the equivalent of the Queen’s Counsel UK), in 2010. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
Paula Hodges, QC, Partner - Herbert Smith Freehills
Paula heads Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Arbitration Practice and has over 30 years' experience of advising on international disputes, particularly in the energy,telecommunicationsand technology sectors. She specialises in international arbitration and has represented clients in many jurisdictions (including London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Stockholm, the US, Canada, Dubai, Africa, Asia, Russia, and the CIS) in ad hoc arbitration and proceedings under the auspices of the major arbitral institutions. She also sits as an arbitrator. Paula has been closely involved in several high-profile cases before the High Court inLondon, andhas also appeared before the Court of Appeal and House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). Paula studied law at the University of Cambridge and graduated in 1986 with an M.A. in Law. Paula became a QC in 2014 and President of the LCIA Court in May 2019.
Vincent Owhor, Senior Associate - Streamsowers & Köhn
Vincent is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s ‘Dispute Resolution Group. He has several years of experience in litigation and arbitration and has appeared at all superior courts of record in Nigeria. Vincent regularly represents and advises a wide range of local and international clients across various areas including include Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Tax advisory and Litigation, Oil and Gas Law, Corporate Law, and Intellectual Property.
Nisha Sawon, Deputy Editor - Chambers
Nisha spent two years at Chambers working on the Global and Canada guides, before taking a break and returning to the company in early 2018. In between, she spent a year living in Mauritius, where she worked in online content production. Once back at Chambers, she was part of the Chambers Canada team, before becoming Deputy Editor of Chambers Global, where she is primarily responsible for African jurisdictions and Israel. Nisha graduated in Law from the University of Southampton.

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Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 • 10:00 am UTC
Arbitration Law and Practice in Nigeria- Evolving Principles on Arbitrability, Anti-Arbitration Injunction and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards with Streamsowers & Köhn