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Funmi Roberts & Co.

 

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Organisation
Funmi Roberts & Co.
I practice/work in
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
Mrs
How you'd like your name to appear in the directory
Olufunmilayo Roberts
Suffix
LL.M, FCIArb.
Country
Nigeria
Non-African Country (Please Specify)
Nigeria
Country of Birth
Nigeria
Nationalities
NIGERIAN
Languages
English and Yoruba
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
  • Mediator/Conciliator
I have not sat as an arbitrator but hold this relevant qualification (see note below)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Areas of Speciality
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Distribution / Franchising
  • Employment
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • Joint Venture
  • Real Estate
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
-1987-1988 LL.M: University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife.

-1981-1982 B.L.: (Hons)-2nd Class Upper Division): Nigerian Law School, Lagos.

- 1977-1981 LL.B: (Hons) -2nd Class Upper Division): University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife.
List Arbitration/ADR Panels you belong to
o Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K), Nigeria Branch
o Kigali Centre for International Arbitration
o Global Panel of Mediators of Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR, U.K)
• Faculty member, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (U.K)
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
-1984-1987: FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN
Assistant Lecturer
-1983-1984 : MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, OYO STATE
Counsel in the office of Administrator-General and Public Trustee. Involvement in the administration of estates of estates of Intestates, rendering advice on issues relating to estate disputes.
1989- till Date: PRINCIPAL PARTNER, Funmi Roberts & Co., (‘FRC’) Firm of Solicitors & Advocates from
Legal Background
  • Common Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Nigeria
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Built Environment
  • Concessions
  • Employment
  • Energy Pricing
  • Insurance
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
1-5
Number of Cases as Mediator/Conciliator
6-20
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
-Cultural nuances to mediating commercial disputes in Nigeria’ published in (August 2010) 76 Arbitration, Pgs 488-492 Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
-In pursuit of the Client’s Interest: The Role of Counsel in Mediation’ in The Arbitrator, News Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria Branch, Vol. 5 No. 3 (Oct.-Dec. 2008.
-MEDIATION: Tool For Evolving Commercial Solutions to Commercial Disputes in Nigeria’ in The Arbitrator, News Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria Branch, Vol. 3 No 2 April-June 2006.
-Drafting the Dispute Resolution Clause- the Midnight Clause”- published in The Arbitrator, News Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria Branch Vol. 5 No. 1. April 2008.
-Drafting the Dispute Resolution Clauses” paper presented at a Workshop organised by Committee on Arbitration/ADR, Section on Business Law in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria Branch on 4th & 5th July 2006.
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