It is now common knowledge that Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution are crucial factors to investment development and economic growth and have become international best practices for resolving commercial disputes of various magnitudes. With the global development of arbitration, it is paramount that Nigerian practitioners are not left in the wind. Particularly, there is a need to ensure the promotion and development of the arbitration practice culture amongst young practitioners.

It is to this end that the Lagos Court of Arbitration Young Arbitrators Network (LCA-YAN) is organizing its Inaugural International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition scheduled to hold on July 28, 2017 at Lagos Court of Arbitration, 1A, Remi Olowude Street, 2nd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria.

The LCA-YAN is an LCA-sponsored association for practitioners, students and young members of the arbitration community. The aim of the Group is to expose its members to the practice of international arbitration and provide them with a platform to exchange views on issues in international arbitration.

The LCA-YAN Moot will provide a unique opportunity for young practitioners and students to gain exposure to diverse issues in international commercial arbitration including emergency arbitration, joinder of parties and several other contemporary issues in international commercial arbitration.

The competition will have participating firms like AELEX, Aluko & Oyebode, Babalakin & Co., SPA Ajibade & Co., Olisa Agbakoba Legal, Streamsowers & Köhn, Punuka, Perchstone and Graeys amongst others. Law students from tertiary institutions around the country would also be participating in the competition.

It is expected that the LCA-YAN Moot Competition will ultimately boost practitioners’ interest in arbitration and equally improve arbitration skills and proficiency amongst young practitioners.

Source: Iarbafrica

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