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“The Lagos Court of Arbitration Young
Arbitators Network is organising the first ‘International’ Commercial
Arbitration Moot Competition in Nigeria. The LCA-YAN Moot will provide a unique
opportunity for young and aspiring practitioners to gain exposure to various
aspects of international commercial arbitration including interlocutory matters
such as the conduct of emergency arbitration and joinder of parties.
Participants will 
also have the opportunity to explore the
principle of piercing the veil in international commerce and other cutting edge
issues in international commercial arbitration.


The participating teams are from top tier law firms and students from selected
universities. The Moot will hold as follows:

Date: 28 July 2017
Time: 9 am
Venue: Lagos Court of Arbitration, 1A, Remi Olowude Street, 2nd Roundabout,
Lekki-Epe 

Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria
The Moot boasts the participation of some
of Nigeria’s finest and most experienced arbitrators some of who include:
Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN
Mr Yemi Candide – Johnson, SAN 
Mr Etigwe Uwa, SAN 
Mr Tunde Fagbohunlu, SAN 
About 20 law firms were invited to
participate in the moot, but only 12 made it through to the Oral Hearing at the
Lagos Court of Arbitration. Below are the qualified firms and their tribunals:


Arbitrators
Groups
Co-Arbitrator
Presiding Arbitrator
Co-Arbitrator
Moot Final Tribunal
Yemi Candide-Johnson, SAN
Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN
Obosa Akpata
One
Abiodun Anibaba
Greg Nwakogo
Aaron Onyebuchi
Two
Diane Okoko
Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN
Jokpa Utake
Three
Laura Alakija
Etigwe Uwa SAN
Faruq Abbas
Four
Shehu Mustapha
Adedapo Tunde-Olowu
Ronke Alex-Adedipe
Five
Folahan Ajayi
Isaiah Bozimo
Hamid Abdulkareem
Six
Shola Abiloye
Kolawole Mayomi
Aliyu Zubair


Claimant 
Respondent 
Tribunal
Hearing Room
One
AELEX Partners
Babalakin & Co
Abiodun Anibaba
Greg Nwakogo
Aaron Onyebuchi
 One
Two
Banwo & Ighodalo
Dikko & Mahmoud
Diane Okoko
Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN
Jokpa Utake
 Four
Three
Moshood Shehu & Associates
Punuka
Laura Alakija
Etigwe Uwa SAN
Faruq Abbas
 Nine
Four
Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore
S.P.A Ajibade & Co
Shehu Mustapha
Adedapo Tunde-Olowu
Ronke Alex-Adedipe
 Ten
Five
Sterling Partnership
Strachan Partners
Folahan Ajayi
Isaiaha Bozimo
Hamid Abdulkareem
 Two
Six
Streamsowers & Kohn
Wole Olanipekun & Co
Shola Abiloye
Kolawole Mayomi
Aliyu Zubair
Eleven
Qualification to Moot Final:
The two highest scoring teams by points
total will advance to Final Round. 
Prizes
1. Winning Team prizes
2. Best Memorial prize 
3. Best Advocate prizes
4. Best Student Advocate prizes
Sponsors
The Moot is sponsored by: AELEX Partners,
White & Case, Paris, Babalakin & Co, Broderick Bozimo & Co,
Stephenson Harwood, London, Olisa Agbakogba Legal, Ukiri & Lijadu and
StreamSowers  & Kohn.
To sponsor any of
the prizes or the Moot, or for other enquiry, contact:
Prince-Alex Iwu
piwu@aelex.com
+2348050688079
Or
Jokpa Utake
autake@babalakinandco.com
+234 805 604
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