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RIVERS STATE UNIV; OKIBE LAWHOUSE

 

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Organisation
RIVERS STATE UNIV; OKIBE LAWHOUSE
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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PROFESSOR
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PROF. ANDREW I. CHUKWUEMERIE, SAN, FCIArb (UK), FICIArb
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SAN, FCIArb (UK), FICIArb
Gender
Male
Country
Nigeria
Non-African Country (Please Specify)
N/A
Country of Birth
Nigeria
Nationalities
NIGERIA
If non-African, how do you promote Africans in international arbitration/ADR?
N/A
Languages
ENGLISH, IGBO
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Academic
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
  • Mediator/Conciliator
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
6-20
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
1-5
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
6-20
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
1-5
Areas of Speciality
  • Agency
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Distribution / Franchising
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Employment
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Engineering
  • Finance & Banking
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Maritime
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Shipping & Commodities
  • Telecommunications
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
LL.B (HONS) - University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State
BL - Nigeria Law School Lagos
LL.M - University of Lagos
Ph.D (IN VIEW)
List Arbitration/ADR Panels you belong to
1. CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS - (NOW A FELLOW, FCIArb)
2. INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, COMMISSION ON ARBITRATION AND ADRs (ICC)
3. ARBITRATOR & MEDIATOR, WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION, SWITZERLAND (WIPO)
4. INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION (ICCA)
5. INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ARBITRATORS, NIGERIA (NOW A FELLOW FICIARB)
6. LAGOS COURT OF ARBITRATION;
7. LCIA MIAC ARBITRATION CENTRE, MAURITIUS
8. LAGOS REGIONAL CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
9. ABUJA, ENUGU, PORT HARCOURT AND UMUAHIA MULTIDOOR COURT HOUSES IN NIGERIA
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
October 2017 – Date Professor of Commercial Law, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (Work schedule includes teaching post graduate students the subject of International Commercial Arbitration)

October 2005 – September 2017 Professor of Commercial Law, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

October 2012 - October, 2013 Sabbathical, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt, (now Rivers State University, Port Harcourt)

July 1, 2003 – September 2005 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (appraisal effected for the year 2002 when I had already left for UST)

October 2002 – June 30, 2003 Lecturer 1, Faculty of Law, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

July 1, 2000 - Date Research Director, Centre for Arbitration Studies, Port Harcourt Nigeria. Oversees the research work and intellectual activities of the Centre in its rigorous study of the law and practice of Arbitration and the ADRs and their effective application to business and polity.

November, 1994 – June 30, 2000 Member, GEORGE ETOMI & PARTNERS (Legal Practitioners) (“GE&P”) with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria and London in the United Kingdom

1992 – October, 1994 Member, ABUKA, AJEGBO, ILOGU & NWAOGU (Legal Practitioners) (“AAIN”) with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, Nigeria.

October, 1990 – 1991 Associate in the firm, Dr. T.C. OSANAKPO, & CO., Port Harcourt

In all those offices I gained the experience in International Commercial Arbitration stated in the other parts of this work both in practice and through teaching.
Biography
Prof. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, SAN, FCIArb (UK), FICIArb got his LL.B from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, his LL.M from the University of Lagos, Nigeria where he is now also pursuing his Ph.D just for the love of it. He has been a Professor of Commercial Law (with emphasis on Arbitration) since 2005.

He has been appointed as Sole Arbitrator, Chairman of Panel and as Co-arbitrator in a number of domestic and international commercial and investment arbitrations and Conciliation. He has also served as counsel, a trainer in arbitration as well as a teacher of Arbitration to both undergraduate and graduate students in the University system since 1998 when he joined teaching. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (FCIArb) and the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators, Nigeria (FICIArb) and a Mediator and Arbitrator of the World Property Organisation, Switzerland, a member of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Lagos Court of Arbitration, the LCIA MIAC Arbitration Centre, Mauritius, the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration as well as a member of the Abuja, Enugu of Enugu State, Port Harcourt of Rivers State and Umuahia of the Abia State Multidoor Court Houses in Nigeria.

He has conducted arbitrations in complex Oil and Gas matters, Maritime, Telecommunications, Construction, Hospitality and Tourism as well as in investment Arbitrations. He has conducted Conciliations, Mediations and Negotiations. He has advised parties as well as foreign counsel on Nigerian Law on Oil and Gas etc. He has been counsel to parties in several complex arbitration and ADR matters of domestic and international character, and in litigation matters connected with arbitration. In 1996, his critique of the confusion that the Court encountered in applying both ss. 4 and 5 of the Arbitration Act, cap A18, LFN 2004 resulted in his first article in a learned journal, “Stay of Court Proceedings Pending Arbitration in Nigerian Law” 13 Journal of International Arbitration 3 (1996), 119 – 142 (Switzerland) which opened the way for his interest in arbitration. He has since authored 5 books one of which is on arbitration and the other partly on arbitration; 15 book chapters, 6 of which are on arbitration; 46 journal articles out of which 22 are on arbitration as well as 59 seminar papers 22 of which are on arbitration. He became an Associate, a Member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK through promotions based on experienced arbitrators route without any examination. He has been a trainer in workshops and seminars. He is the Principal Partner and Head of the Arbitration and ADR practice of the firm, Okibe Lawhouse since 2000 and Research Director, Centre for Arbitration Studies, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
  • International Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
NIGERIA
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Concessions
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Shipbuilding
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
BOOKS - STUDIES AND MATERIALS IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION [308 pp. of text + 28 preliminary pp)
- NEW DIMENSIONS IN COMMERCIAL AND OIL & GAS LAWS [857 pp. of text + 42 preliminary pp]

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS - 6 OUT OF 15 CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
JOURNAL ARTICLES - 22 OUT OF 47 PUBLISHED SO FAR
(FOR THESE PLEASE SEE ATTACHED VC)
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