About LCA-YAN

The LCA Young Arbitrators Network (LCA-YAN) is an association sponsored by the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) for practitioners, students and young members of the arbitration community. The group was set up 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 upper age limit for membership is 40 years. The activities of the group include training and networking events as well as mentorship programmes, opportunities for research and publication, writing competitions and mock arbitration competitions.
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OUR TEAM

Advisory Board

Isaiah Bozimo

Chair, Ikwueto Law Firm, Abuja
Isaiah Bozimo chairs the Advisory Board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration – Young Arbitrators Network. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he is an alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Queen Mary University of London. Isaiah has vast experience in civil and commercial litigation as well as in complex commercial arbitrations.

Tolu Obamuroh

Member, LCA
A 2015 awardee of the prestigious Weinstein JAMS Fellowship, Tolu’s training and research experience spans across Harvard Law School, Pepperdine University Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and UC Hastings School of Law. He also had a brief stint at White & Case (US) LLP New York. Tolu is committed to deepening the practice of arbitration in Nigeria.

Aderonke Alex-Adedipe

Secretary, Strachan Partners, Lagos
Aderonke Alex-Adedipe heads the corporate-commercial and project finance teams at Strachan Partners. She specialises and has in-depth experience in project finance transactions, advising local and foreign clients in the areas of oil and gas, real estate development, joint venture arrangements, business ventures and other commercial transactions.

Feyi Fawehinmi

Member, Canada Life Insurance, London
Feyi qualified as an accountant more than 10 years ago in the UK and has since then worked in financial services covering investment banking, asset management and insurance. He has also been blogging on Nigerian economic and political issues for more than 10 years. He lives with his family in the UK and is an amateur photographer in his spare time.

Jide Adesokan

Member, Stephenson Harwood, London
Jide’s practice encompasses advisory litigation and arbitration, typically but not exclusively in the energy sector. He has experience advising corporate and private clients in commercial disputes as well as clients within the energy, marine insurance and shipbuilding sectors. Jide has broad experience of representing clients involved in disputes arbitration and litigation.

Kay Weinberg

Member, WilmerHale, London
Kay Weinberg is Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. A New York licensed attorney, her practice is focused on complex multi-jurisdictional arbitration and litigation matters, including commercial and investment treaty arbitrations involving States. She is is an associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department at WilmerHale, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group.

Leyou Tameru

Member, I-ARB Africa, Addis-Ababa
Leyou Tameru is Director of I-Arb Africa, an Africa-Focused international arbitration and investment information platform. Leyou is a Legal Consultant from Ethiopia educated in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa University) and the US (Georgetown Law). She specialises in international arbitration with a focus on Africa. Leyou speaks fluent Amharic, English and French.

Katerina Drisi

Member, Member, ISLP, New York
Katerina Drisi is Director for Sustainable Development at the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP). She is in charge of developing, implementing, and monitoring ISLP’s capacity building projects for legal professionals and governmental officials in the fields of natural resources, investment, arbitration and trade with a focus in sub-Saharan Africa. Katerina has interned for the United Nations’ Office of Legal Affairs and the European Commission’s Public Procurement Unit, DG Internal Market.

Co-chairs

Shalini Soopramanien

Chadbourne & Parke, Washington DC

Jokpa Utake

Babalakin & Co., Abuja

Prince-Alex Iwu

AELEX Lagos

Tola Bello

Olisa Agbakoba Legal, Lagos

Directors

Abiodun Anibaba

Ajumogobia & Okeke, Lagos

Ibukun Owa

Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos

Uka A. Orji

Babalakin & Co., Lagos

Oluwaseun Akintola

AELEX, Lagos

Precious A. Adeyemi

Babalakin & Co., Lagos

Tsegaye Laurendeau

Sherman & Sterling, London

Reginald Aziza

Herbert Smith Freehills, London

Damilola Adelowo

Kayode Sofola & Associates, Lagos

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