#YOUNGITATALKS Lagos

The Role of Arbitration in Ensuring Clean Energy in Africa

in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Eko Hotel & Suites
1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Credits:Program begins at 4:00 pm

Overview

Presented by Young ITA, Co-sponsored by Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators

The availability of clean energy in Africa is pivotal for economic growth and environmental protection in the continent. In recent years, we have witnessed a huge increase in investments in the energy sector and as a result, a plethora of disputes involving large-scale energy projects have arisen. Most of these disputes have typically been resolved through international commercial and investor-state arbitration. There is therefore the need to look into the role of arbitration in ensuring clean energy in Africa. 

#YoungITATalks is a series of local events presented around the world, featuring talks, workshops or interviews that cover a wide range of subjects relating to arbitration. The #YoungITATalks series is designed for education, conversation and sharing knowledge and experiences among young practitioners.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is tuition-free and includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Please register in advance to help us get an accurate headcount.

Faculty

  • Demilade Elemo, Young ITA Regional Chair for Africa, Folashade Alli and Associates, Lagos
  • Roland Kayanja, Country Director, United Nations Information Centre, Lagos
  • Abimbola Atitebi, Senior Associate, Energy Projects & Infrastructure Dispute Resolution at Templars Law Firm
  • Folashade Alli, Chartered Arbitrator and Principal Partner at Folashade Alli & Associates
  • Shola Oshodi-John, CEO/Registrar, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators

Schedule and Faculty

4:00 pm


Registration

4:30 pm


Welcome

  • Demilade Elemo, Young ITA Regional Chair for Africa, Folashade Alli and Associates, Lagos

4:40 pm


Topic 1: The Relevance of Clean Energy to Africa

The availability of clean energy in Africa is one of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. This topic will examine the role that clean energy plays in the socio-economic development and future of Africa.

  • Roland Kayanja, Country Director, United Nations Information Centre, Lagos

4:55 pm


Topic 2: Types of Disputes in the Clean Energy Sector in Africa

An overview of common disputes found in clean energy related transactions

  • Abimbola Atitebi, Senior Associate, Energy Projects & Infrastructure Dispute Resolution at Templars Law Firm

5:10 pm


Topic 3: Suitability of ADR Methods for the Resolution of Clean Energy Related Disputes

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the resolution of clean energy related disputes. This topic will examine the various types of ADR mechanisms and their appropriateness for different types of disputes in clean energy related transactions.

  • Folashade Alli, Chartered Arbitrator and Principal Partner at Folashade Alli & Associates

5:25 pm


Topic 4: The Role Arbitral Institutions Play in Ensuring Effective resolution of Energy Disputes

Facilities and support for arbitration in Africa are growing in scope and sophistication, as reflected by the increasing number of institutions active on the continent. This topic will examine the role of arbitral institutions in the effective resolution of clean energy disputes.

  • Shola Oshodi-John, CEO/Registrar, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators

5:40 pm - 6:30 pm


Networking, Drinks and Hors D’oeuvres

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