ICC YAAF:The war room! Arbitration experiences and stories from in-house counsel

08 Dec 2023

Lagos and Online English
It is a free event but seating is limited and only duly registered participants will be able to access the event venue.
Start: 15:00 (WAT) - End: 19:00 (WAT)

Join us for this session of the ICC YAAF Africa in-house counsel series, where experienced in-house counsel will share war stories on arbitration while providing the audience with their expectations, the challenges they face and some tips on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution.

Objective/Who should attend?

This is a must attend event for in-house counsel and also external counsel who want to know the peculiar needs and strategy in-house teams design to cope with the stress of helping their organizations navigate arbitration proceedings. This will also be a unique opportunity to learn more about the newly launched Guide of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR on Effective Conflict Management for businesses. The event will be highly interactive and create room for networking and bonding as the formal panel session will be followed by an open-mic session. 

Being a Friday evening event, it will end with an informal cocktail at the beautiful sea-side promenade of Olaniwun Ajayi LP’s The Adunola offices overlooking the Banana Island coastline.

Open to those aged 40 and under, YAAF provides opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop their skills and understand ICC’s arbitral procedure and other dispute resolution services.

WAT Time Zone

15:00-15:30

Arrivals, Registration and Early Networking

15:30-15:40

Welcoming Remarks

  • Perenami Momodu, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Partner, Aelex, Lagos

15:40-16:10

Presentation of the new Guide of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR on Effective Conflict Management for businesses

  • Yejide Osunkeye, Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Principal Partner, YBO Legal, Lagos

16:10-17:10

Panel Discussion – Arbitration War Stories and Experiences

  • Moderator: Folake Sadiq, Company Secretary & Head, Legal, Lagos Bus Services Limited, Lagos
  • Enobong Ozor, Team Lead, Global Disputes, Shell, Lagos
  • Olabisi Makanjuola, Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LLP, Lagos
  • David Oluranti, VP, Legal, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Flutterwave, Lagos

· Felix Ologbonyo, Senior Manager, Commercial Legal, MTN, Lagos

17:10-18:00

Open Mic Discussion Segment

· Moderator: Chizaram Mbah, Senior Associate, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos

Discussion Point 1: Getting Listed as External Counsel – what’s the silver bullet?

Discussion Point 2: Negotiating External Counsel Fees – Issues arising

Discussion Point 3: Cost Centre! Discussing Arbitration costs (excluding counsel fees) with Management

Discussion Point 4: Best of both Worlds? Migrating between in-house and external roles

18:00-18:10

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

  • Marx Ikongbeh, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Principal, Everlaw Associates, Abuja

18:10-19:00

Closing Cocktail and Networking Session

Coordinators:

  • Perenami Momodu, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Partner, Aelex, Lagos
  • Marx Ikongbeh, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Principal, Everlaw Associates, Abuja

Olabisi Makanjuola

Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LLP, Lagos

Chizaram Mbah

Senior Associate, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos

Felix Ologbonyo

Senior Manager, Commercial Legal, MTN, Lagos

David Oluranti

VP, Legal, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Flutterwave, Lagos

Yejide Osunkeye

Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Principal Partner, YBO Legal, Lagos

Enobong Ozor

Team Lead, Global Disputes, Shell, Lagos

Folake Sadiq

Company Secretary & Head, Legal, Lagos Bus Services Limited, Lagos

Venue In-person attendance:

Olaniwun Ajayi LP, The Adunola, Plot L2, 401 Close, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Online attendance:

The Zoom link will be provided by email one day ahead the event.

Travel information Venue is located in a gated community and access will only be allowed to registered delegates whose names are on the guest list left at the gate.

For further information, please contact:

Perenami Momodu

ICC YAAF Representative for Africa 

+2348061197704 

pmomodu@aelex.com 

Marx Ikongbeh

ICC YAAF Representative for Africa 

+2348037243544 

marx@nigerianbar.ng 

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At ICC, we believe that through training and mentorship, we can shape the next generation of leading international arbitration and ADR experts. Through the ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF) network, we are able to better inform, connect and inspire young professionals with interests in dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.

Throughout the world, ICC YAAF organises a number of educational and social events that allow young professionals to discover best practices, discuss topical issues, network and create meaningful connections with experienced practitioners.

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