Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria 2014 Annual Conference and Gala Nite
Posted: 28/Sep/2014

About the Conference

Arbitration and other alternative forms of dispute resolution have long been recognised as the most effective way of speedily resolving complex business disputes and commercial transactions. Speedy and effective dispute resolution results in speedily concluded projects and all the attendant advantages of bringing a project to conclusion on schedule. Similarly, knowledge of and expertise in effective dispute resolution mechanisms are becoming increasingly attractive to a wide variety of non-legal practitioners. This year’s conference is therefore designed not just to examine the strong link between effective dispute resolution and economic growth but also to introduce non-legal practitioners and other professionals to the possibilities that exist for them in Arbitration and ADR.   

Topics and discussions include:

The Benefits of Effective Dispute Resolution to Economic Growth; Dos and Don’ts of Investment Treaty Arbitration; Non-Lawyers and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Arbitration and Foreign Direct Investment; Emerging Economies and Speedy Dispute Resolution; Alternative Dispute Resolution in Construction and Engineering; Mediation, Arbitration or Adjudication; Which one is for you? Hot Topics in Nigerian and African Arbitration; Women in Arbitration; Young Members Group sessions.

Who should attend?

The conference will be relevant to professionals in Nigeria, Africa and beyond who want to learn about or broaden their knowledge of Arbitration and ADR. It will be particularly useful to Lawyers,including In-house Counsel of banks & financial institutions, Telecoms, Oil, Insurance, Construction and Manufacturing companies; EngineersEstate & Quantity SurveyorsAccountantsMedical Practitioners; Human Resources Practitioners; Judges; Academics; Arbitrators and otherADR professionals; Young professionals under the age of 40 and Students of any discipline who are interested in Arbitration and ADR.


The language of the conference shall be English


5 (Five) Plenary Sessions. All sessions will be interactive.

Keynote Speakers:

Opening Plenary                                                                              Gala Nite

Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN                                                     Demola Akinrele, SAN FCIArb

Governor of Lagos State,                                                              Managing Partner, F.O. Akinrele & Co

Lagos, Nigeria.                                                                                   Lagos, Nigeria.

Conference Fees:                                  

Conference & Gala Nite

CIArb Members               20,000.00

Young Members              15,000.00

Non-members                  25,000.00

Conference Only (6 – 7 November, 2014)

CIArb Members                                15,000.00

Young Members                               10,000.00            

Non-members                                  20,000.00

Gala Nite Only (7 November, 2014)

Members & Non-members                                                        Young Members

Single                                    15,000.00                                             Single[1]                          10,000.00

Couple                                  20,000.00                                             Couple                                  15,000.00


Payment Details:

Please pay by cheque, cash deposit or online transfer to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria Branch account, Stanbic IBTC Bank A/C No. 9200735838. Download and complete Registration Form and scan and email with evidence of payment to or submit to the CIArb Nigeria Secretariat,  1st Floor, Foresight House,  163/165 Broad Street (Marina view) adjacent to Elephant House, Lagos.

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of successful registrations. For international delegates, kindly make your payments in accordance with the applicable exchange rates on the day of payment including all bank charges. Full payment must be received in order to process your registration. Please note that registrations are not transferable and registration fees are non-refundable. 

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria Branch 2014 Annual Conference & Gala Nite

Arbitration to the Rescue! – How Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Grow Our Economy.

6-7 November, 2014, Shell Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.


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