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Mr Olumide Sofowora SAN, C.Arb

Position: Principal Counsel/Head of Chambers, Olumide Sofowora LP

Expert Overview

I obtained an LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the University of Lagos Nigeria in 1981 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. I attained the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2013. In 1998 I became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators U.K. and a Chartered Arbitrator in 2017. I have been Chairman, member Arbitral Panel, Sole Arbitrator and Counsel in several domestic and international Arbitrations in the areas of Admiralty & Maritime Law, Insurance, Marine Insurance, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property and Construction. I am an Accredited Faculty Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators U.K., a member Panel of Neutrals of the Lagos Court of Arbitration and the Lagos Multidoor Court House.

International Arbitration Appointments

No. of international arbitration appointments 3
No. of those as chair 0
No. of those as sole arbitrator 0
No. of those as wing-arbitrator 3
No. of those appointed by arbitral institutions 0
No. of those that were ad hoc arbitrations 3
Names of African co-arbitrators Mr. Tunde Busari, SAN, C.Arb.
Chief Dafe Akpedeye SAN, C.Arb. (Now deceased)
Mr. Yemi Candide-Johnson, SAN, FCIArb.
Dr. Wale Olawoyin, SAN, FCIArb.
Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, SAN, C.Arb.
Dr. Bayo Adaralegbe FCIArb.
Appointing authority involved in the ad-hoc arbitrations? Yes
Names of appointing authority in ad-hoc arbitrations The Arbitration Agreement executed by the parties in two of the arbitrations empowered the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria Branch to appoint the 2nd Arbitrator in the case of the default of a party or the 3rd Arbitrator where the party appointed Arbitrators fail to agree.
Where did you sit? Abuja, Nigeria in one of the Arbitrations and the other two virtually via Zoom
Under which applicable laws and rules? The Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act and the Arbitration Rules made pursuant thereto

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