ICC YAF Workshop - Introduction to Commercial Arbitration and Mediation

17 Oct 2019

Kano English
Free of charge, however prior registration is required.

This "beginners'" workshop is designed to introduce participants to key concepts and procedures in commercial arbitration and mediation.

The objective of this workshop is to inspire young practitioners to consider building a career in arbitration and mediation and, at the same time, to provide a detailed overview of the arbitration and mediation processes. Facilitators will focus on explaining key concepts and providing young practitioners guidance on what to do when (a) drafting and/ vetting contracts; (b) providing dispute management advice & guidance to clients; and (c) representing clients or presiding over a dispute (as mediator or arbitrator).

Who should attend:

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under (yet, everyone interested in the subject is welcome): counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.


Opening Remarks


Session 1: Introduction to Commercial Arbitration, The Arbitration Agreement



Session 2: The Arbitral Tribunal


Session 3: Procedural Matters and the Arbitral Award


Lunch and Networking


Session 4: Principles of Mediation, Mediation Procedures, The Role of Counsel and Representatives

15:05- 15:50

Session 5: The Role of the Mediator, Basic Skills and Ethical Issues

15:50- 16:00

Closing Remarks

Session Notes:


Each session will be 45-minute long broken down as follows:

(i)            Lecture/Presentation               - 15 minutes

(ii)          Practical exercise/role-play.    - 15 minutes

(iii)         Feedback/ Q&A                        -15 minutes


Olusola Adegbonmire

Managing Partner, Green Edge Attroneys, Kano

Aisha Ado Abdullahi

Senior Managing Partner, Sola Ajijola & Co., Lagos

Isaiah Bozimo

Partner, Broderick Bozimo and Company, Abuja

Deborah Chukwuedo

Partner, AccendoLaw, Lagos

A. B. Mahmoud SAN

Partner, Ali Zubairu & Associates, Abuja

Ali Zubairu

Managing Partner, Dikko and Mahmoud, Kano

Nigerian Bar Association, Kano Branch
Guda Abdullahi Road
Farm Centre
Kano State

To register, please send your contact details (first name, last name, firm/institution, email) to: Mr. Yahaya Isah Abdulrasheed Legal Practitioner/ Arbitrator, Dikko and Mahmoud 

and cc: iccyafafrica@gmail.com