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Mrs. Dorothy Ufot SAN, FCIArb (UK)

Position: Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot & Co.

Overview

Mrs. Dorothy Udeme Ufot, SAN is the founding and Managing Partner of Dorothy Ufot & Co, a leading law firm in Nigeria where she heads the International Arbitration and Litigation departments of the firm. Dorothy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a Chartered Arbitrator. She is an immediate past Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris (2006-June 2018).  Dorothy is on the panel of arbitrators of the AAA/ICDR, ICSID, ICC, KCAB International, CIArb, HKIAC, DIAC, SIAC, AIAC, BAC/BIAC, EDAC and the Energy Arbitrators' List.  Dorothy is recommended as a leading expert in WWL: Commercial Arbitration (2009 to 2020). African Arbitrator of the Year 2020.




International Arbitration Appointments

No. of international arbitration appointments 21
No. of those as chair 1
No. of those as sole arbitrator 6
No. of those as wing-arbitrator 14
No. of those appointed by arbitral institutions 15
No. of those that were ad hoc arbitrations 6
Names of African co-arbitrators 1. Prof. Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN; 2. Uyi Omonuwa, OON, SAN; 3. Michael Igbokwe, SAN; 4. A.B. Mahmood, SAN
Names of arbitral institutions involved 1. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
2. Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
3. The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
4. American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR).
5. London Court of International Arbitration.
6. ICC International Court of Arbitration.
7. Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
Appointing authority involved in the ad-hoc arbitrations? Yes
Names of appointing authority in ad-hoc arbitrations American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR).
Where did you sit? 1. London; 2. Paris; 3. Dubai; 4. Dublin; 5. Lagos; 6. Abuja
Under which applicable laws and rules? 1. ICSID Rules. Applicable Law: Gambian Law, UK-Kenya BIT, Pakistan-Turkey BIT, France-Hungary BIT.
2. Rules made pursuant to the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act, CAP A18, LFN 2004. Applicable Law: The Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
3. LCIA Rules. Applicable Law: Tanzanian Law, English law, Irish Law.
4. Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration of Dubai Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). Applicable Law: Laws of Dubai and the Federal Laws of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
5. ICC Arbitration Rules. Applicable Law: English law, Turkish Law, The Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
6. The SCC Rules. Applicable Law: Tanzanian Law.
7. The Rules of Arbitration of the Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Applicable Law: The Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.



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