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  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Godwin Omoaka
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Country of Birth
English, Hausa and Ishan
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • 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)
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
Areas of Speciality
  • Criminal Law
  • Engineering
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Maritime
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Nigerian Law School,
Barrister at Law (B.L) with Honors, Nigerian Bar Qualification Examination, September, 1999

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with Honors, July 1997
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 Fellow – Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators
 Member - Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
 Member – Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law
 Member – Nigerian Bar Association Section on Legal Practice
 Member – Lagos Court of Arbitration
 Member – Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre

 Fellow – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
 Member - International Bar Association (IBA)
 Member - London Court of International Arbitration
 Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Accredited Mediator
 Member – Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
1. TEMPLARS, Lagos, Nigeria – GAR Top 100 Arbitration Firm; IFLR 1000 Top Tier Law Firm & Top Ranked Chambers Global Leading Firm (2017)
Partner: - 01 September, 2009 – to date

2. Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore
Counsel: - 2001-2002

3. Muyiwa Obanewa & Co
Counsel: 1999-2000
Godwin Omoaka is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Tax Group. Godwin doubles as head of the Real Estate Practice Group. Godwin is highly skilled in commercial Dispute Resolution which encompasses commercial litigation including Oil and Gas Litigation, Arbitration and Conciliation and Shipping/Maritime law. He has also handled complex tax litigation issues for a variety of high profile clients from the Tax Appeal Tribunal, to the Appellate Courts.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Accredited Mediator, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators & Conciliators, a Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates member. He is also a Member of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Lagos Court of Arbitration and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Loan
  • Partnership
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Shipbuilding
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Getting The Deal Through Mediation 2017 - Contributed Chapter on Nigeria

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