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Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co


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Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co
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  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour
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Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
  • Mediator/Conciliator
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as International Tribunal Chair
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
Areas of Speciality
  • Agency
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment
  • Finance & Banking
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Joint Venture
  • Maritime
  • Professional Services
  • Public International Law
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Sales & Purchases
  • Shipping & Commodities
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Academic Qualification:

M.A, International Peace and Security Kings College, London, University of London
(An Integrated Study of International Law
And International Relations)

Master of Laws[LLM] Department of University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Jurisprudence and International Law
[1985 – 1986]

LL.B Honours University of Lagos, Nigeria.
[1977 – 1980]


Practice Diploma in International Arbitration Law, by The Law Society of England and Wales/ International Bar Association (2007)

CEDR Accredited Mediator by Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK) (2006)

Conferred with the status of Chartered Arbitrator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2004.

Conferred with Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1999.

Conferred with Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1995.
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Holds Panel Certificate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom

Listed on the data base of the Panel of Neutrals of the London Court of International Arbitration [LCIA]

Listed on the Panel of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – The International Division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA)

Listed on the panel of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA)

Listed on the International Panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Listed on the International Panel of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

Listed on the International Panel of the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC)

Listed on the Panel of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (previously known as Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA))

Member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (RCICAL) set up under the auspices of the Asian – African Legal Consultative Committee

Listed on the Panel of Neutrals of the Lagos Multi-door Courthouse (LMDC), an ADR centre attached to the High Court of Lagos State.

Listed on the Panel of Neutrals of the Abuja Multi-door Courthouse (AMDC)
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)

• Managing Partner, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co, 1997 till date.
• Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Eko Hotels Limited, 1990 – 1997.
• Employed as Pupil State Counsel Lagos State Government Ministry of Justice in 1983 and promoted to State Counsel, Senior State Counsel and Principal Legal Officer Lagos State Government Ministry of Justice prior to resignation in 1990. (1983 – 1990).
• Youth Service Corp, Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited1981-1982
Mrs Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, SAN, C.Arb, a British Chevening Scholar, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from University of Lagos, Nigeria and was conferred with the Master of Arts degree(with merit) in International Peace and Security, Kings College London, University of London.

She is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Court of Arbitration; ICC Africa Commission and the ICC Arbitration & ADR Commission. She is a Vice President of the LCIA African Users’ Council. She is a member of the SIAC Users Council. She is a member of ArbitralWomen and Co-Chair of the Equal Representation in Arbitration [ERA] Pledge African Sub-committee.

Adedoyin has held various leadership positions including; immediate past Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators [CIARB] Nigeria Branch; pioneer President and Founding Member of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria and pioneer Chairperson of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law [SBL] Arbitration & ADR Committee.

She is listed in various publications including Who’s Who Legal and Guide to the World's Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts [Expert Guides] as a preeminent professional in the field of arbitration.

She has written several articles and regularly delivers papers at conferences. She is an approved tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Regional Pathway Leader for Africa. She is the author of the book “Commercial Arbitration Law and Practice in Nigeria through the Cases” published by LexisNexis.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Charter parties
  • Energy Pricing
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
Other Agreement (Please specify)
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Doyin Rhodes-Vivouris the author of; COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION LAW AND PRACTICE IN NIGERIA THROUGH THE CASES published by LexisNexis in 2016.
Damages in International Arbitration – Published in “A life of Law & Business; Essays in Honor of Chief (Dr.) Chris Ogunbanjo OFR, CON” p. 346, December 2018.
Immunity of Arbitrators - Published in the International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management Volume 83 Issue 4 November 2017
Recognition and Enforcement of an International Arbitral Award Under Sections 51 and 52 of the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act published in the 2016 Edition of Commercial Arbitration Expert Guides, p. 74 – 75.
The Federal Arbitration Act and the Lagos State Arbitration Law: A Comparison published in the Nigerian Business Law and Practice Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2012, p. 53 – 81.
Recent Arbitration Related Developments in Nigeria – and Published in the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, the International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management February 2010, Vol. 76, No.1, p.130 – 133.
Maritime Jurisdiction in Nigeria: LignesAeriennes Congolese vs. Air Atlantic Nigeria Ltd – Published in the Journal of Maritime and Transport Law of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division (May 2007) Vol. 14 No. 1.
Security for the Respondent’s Costs of Arbitral Proceedings with particular reference to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Cap 19, 1990 Laws of Nigeria (ACA) –Published in the News journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigerian Branch Vol. 2 No. 1, January 2005.
Language and Conduct of the Bar – Presented at Knowledge Sharing Session, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch’s Monthly Meeting 10th December 2018.
Member of a discussion panel on “The Proposed Federal High Court (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Rules – The Maritime Perspective” at the Nigerian Maritime Law Association 2018 Annual General Meeting 1st December 2018
Promoting Gender Diversity in Arbitration in Africa – Keynote Address delivered at ArbitralWomen/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch “Women in Arbitration Conference” 23rd March 2018.
African states and government: To Use or Not To Use ADR? - Delivered at ICAMA 2017 Biannual African Roundtable on Arbitration 23rd -24th October 2017
Immunity of an Arbitrator – Delivered at the Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsInternational Arbitration Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa19-20 July 2017
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