Oct 31, 2014


Esq. Seminars on the 28th – 30th of October, 2014 hosted the Esq. Arbitration School 2014 at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos which was supported by the prestigious law firm of Aluko & Oyebode. It was a great time for the delegates and the resounding success for the organisers. The panel of facilitators was very impressive as it attracted some of the best arbitration practitioners from Nigeria and also from London.

Facilitators included:-

  • Gbenga Oyebode MFR, Chairman, Management Board, Aluko & Oyebode;
  • Lere Fashola, CEO, Legal Blitz Limited;

  • Jerome Finnis, Of Counsel, International Arbitration Group, Hogan Lovells LLP;

  • Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN, Partner, Head of Litigation & Arbitration, Aluko& Oyebode;

  • Patrick Ikwueto, SAN, FCI.Arb, Managing Partner, Patrick Ikwueto & Co,Abuja/Lagos.;

  • Chief Bayo Ojo SAN, FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator, Senior Partner, Bayo Ojo& Co, Abuja. Director, International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation Abuja (ICAMA);

  • Abdul Jinadu Esq, Barrister, Keating Chambers, 15 Essex Street, London;

  • Jobalo Oshikanlu, Legal Director, ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund;

  • Wale Akoni SAN, Head of Chambers, Babalakin & Co.;

  • Olatunde Busari, SAN, FCI.Arb, Chartered Arbitrator, Partner, Akinwunmi &Busari, Lagos;

  • Ned Mojuetan;
  • Mark Molyneux, Partner,Addleshaw Goddard LLP;
  • Seyilayo Ojo FCI.Arb, Managing Counsel, Seyilayo Ojo &Co.;
  • Nkiru Balonwu, CEO, Spinlet Nigeria;
  • Wale Goodluck, General Manager, Commercial Legal, MTN. Nigeria;
  • Yemi Akinsanya, Principal, Adeyemi-Akinsanya Associates;
  • Oludare Senbore, Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria, former Head of Legal,Infrastructure and Project Finance, StanbicIBTC;
  • Seye Kosoko, Head of Legal and Company Secretary, Standard Chartered Bankof Nigeria;
  • Irene Robinson-Ayanwale, Head, Legal Department and Council Secretariat,The Nigerian Stock Exchange; and
  • Ace Ankomah, Head of Litigation and Arbitration, Bentsi-Enchill, Accra, Ghana.

Cross section of facilitators

Cross section of facilitators

Cross section of Delegates

Lunch time

Jerome and Kate

Adedunmade, Jerome & Kate

Cross section of facilitators

Cross section of facilitators

Esq. Seminars hold regular trainings on various areas of law and it will do legal practitioners and in-house counsel out there a great deal of good to keep an eye out for their seminars/trainings and participate in them. We shall also do well to inform you of upcoming Esq. Seminars.


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