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Dr Emilia Onyema

Dr Emilia Onyema is a Reader (Associate Professor) in International Commercial Law at SOAS, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; qualified to practice law in Nigeria; a non-practising Solicitor in England; and the Alternate Tribunal Secretary of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (London). She is listed on various arbitrator-selection panels including OHADA CCJA, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur, and the Abu Dhabi CCAC. She is a member of the court of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC), and member of the Advisory Committee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA). She is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. She convenes the “SOAS Arbitration in Africa” conference series. She has published widely in arbitration related issues and her latest book published by Kluwer Law International is an edited collection on, Rethinking the Role of African National Courts in Arbitration (2018).


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