Mrs. Dorothy Udeme Ufot, B.SC, LL.B, LL.M.BL, FCIArb. (U.K.), Chartered Arbitrator
Dorothy Ufot is the founding partner of Dorothy Ufot & Co, a leading law firm in Nigeria since 1994, where she heads the international arbitration and litigation departments of the firm.
Dorothy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a chartered arbitrator. She is currently a member of the council of the legal practice division of the International Bar Association and a former vice-chair of the arbitration committee of the IBA.
Dorothy is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the ICC Commission on Arbitration. She has extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations (ICC, UNCITRAL). She is among the 467 experts in 63 jurisdictions who are listed in the 2009 edition of The International Who’s Who of Commercial arbitration Lawyers, reconised as leaders in the field of international commercial arbitration.
Dorothy has acted as arbitrator in several complex high volume arbitrations in oil and gas, construction, joint venture, international supply contracts and financial services, having been appointed by major multinational oil corporations, state governments, federal government agencies and large and medium sized public and private companies.
A member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Arbitration, Dorothy teaches arbitration at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has presented papers on oil and gas arbitration, professional ethics and dispute resolution at several international conferences.
Dorothy is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association and many other professional associations. She holds a BSc degree in political science from the University of Calabar, Nigeria and obtained her law degree and a Masters degree in Law from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989.
Dorothy sits on the board of Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc as a non-executive director.