Course Overview: According to an International Arbitration Survey: Improvements and Innovations in International Arbitration jointly carried out by White & Case and Queen Mary University School of International Arbitration, international arbitration is the preferred mode for resolving international commercial disputes, with about 90% of respondents indicating their preference for international arbitration, either as a stand-alone method (56%) or together with other forms of ADR (34%).
For all its importance and success, international arbitration is not a simple regime. The system is designed to balance party autonomy with the sovereign and transnational regulatory interests that are implicated in disputes, which is achieved through a complex interaction of national laws, contractual agreements, specialized procedural, rules, and international treaties, customs and norms.
More often than not, a deep understanding of these complexities and the skills required for a good arbitration practice is lacking in developing economies, such as Nigeria. The purpose of this course is to provide Nigeria lawyers with an understanding of legal rules and standards, strategic considerations, practical skills and policy implications that are required to be effective international arbitration practitioners.
International Arbitration Certificate Programmes

The Lagos State Court of Arbitration (LCA) training courses are modelled to equip participants with the essential foundational knowledge and skill-sets to succeed in the complex and dynamic field of international arbitration. With a focus on both theory and practice, the curriculum explores a range of topics through the Arbitration Beginners Class (ABC), Arbitration Masters Class (AMC) and Construction Arbitration Master Class (CAM). The training programmes feature a robust international faculty with several decades of hands on experience. As part of its makeup, the class features hands-on mock arbitration hearings patterned after the Willem C.V is International Commercial Arbitration Moot to facilitate a practical and procedural understanding of international arbitration. The Construction Arbitration Master Class opens participants to the fast growing construction arbitration practice.
Who Should Apply?
These certificate programmes are geared towards new graduates, mid-career professionals and experienced professionals who are eager to acquire working knowledge and develop their capacity in Arbitration.
Programme Duration:

ABC – 7th of September – 9th of September, 2020;

CAM – 10th September – 11th September 2020;

AMC -14th September – 17th September 2020 | Time: 9am – 5pm; 

Daily with an hour lunch break.