Climate Change Meets Arbitration: An African Perspective


Event Details

30th May 2023
10:00 - 13:30
Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, Victoria Island, Lagos

Event Information

The Nigeria Branch and the London Branch Committee of the Ciarb are pleased to invite you to a joint event focusing on Climate Change and International Arbitration, in Lagos.

This seminar will consider the global transition towards clean sustainable energy and the implementation of measures aimed at promoting transitions towards more flexible, transparent and cleaner energy systems. The discourse will also interrogate the global trends on how the commitment to transition to net-zero often gives rise to new investments and contracts, from which conflicts and disputes may result, with a view to proposing arbitration as an efficient means of resolving such disputes.

Attendees will hear from leading international arbitrators and business analysts in two insightful sessions. The first session discusses the problem of climate change and the issues flowing therefrom, while the second session interrogates the utility of arbitration as an efficient channel of resolving climate change disputes.

Agenda and Speakers

Opening Remarks:

Chief J. Akingbola Akinola, SAN, Chair, Nigeria Branch Committee

Response Remarks:

Karina Albers, Chair, London Branch Committee

Session One: The next pandemic: climate change commitments and the problems of transitioning.

The panel will be moderated by Seyilayo Ojo, C. Arb, Partner, SOC LP, Lagos

Speakers are:

  • Marilyn Obaisa-Osula, Associate Director & Lead, ESG, KPMG Nigeria.
  • Ana Stanič, Director, E&A Law London.
  • Opeyemi Longe, White & Case LLP, London.

Session Two: Arbitration of climate change disputes: Issues Arising?

The panel will be moderated by Ned Beale, Partner, Hausfeld, LP, London

Speakers are:

  • Wendy Miles KC, Twenty Essex Chambers, (virtual)
  • Jean-Francois Le Gal, Pinsent Masons, London.
  • Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos

Closing remarks

Dr. Kolawole Mayomi, Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co, Lagos. (Refreshments and networking afterwards) Registration:

There will be no charge to attend this event, but prior registration is required, and very

limited spaces are available.

Kindly register here:

Please note that you will be required to re-confirm your registration about 48 hours before the event.

For further Information, please contact: Mob: 08034644337-8


This event is generously supported by:

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