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Profile of Professor Paul Obo Idornigie, SAN, PhD, FCIS, C.Arb

Professor Paul Obo Idornigie, a University Scholar, holds a doctorate degree in International Commercial Arbitration; is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (London);  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK);   member, London Court of International Arbitration; member, Lagos Court of Arbitration; member, National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association;

LEGAL RESOURCES

In a narrow sense, privatization implies permanent transfer of control from the public sector to the private sector.2 Broadly, privatization involves all forms of public private partnership (PPP) where measures are adopted for the transfer from the public sector to the private sector of activities exercised until then by a public authority. It is in this broad category that we have sub-contracting, management contracts, lease and concessions. DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT

Investor-state arbitration traces the evolution and rapid development to the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in 1965 and the more than 3,324 TIPs, most of which have originated in the last twenty years. This development has led to far greater certainty for foreign investors in dealing with their host countries and has incentivized growth in international trade and commerce. DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT

INVESTMENT TREATY ARBITRATION AND EMERGING MARKETS: ISSUES, PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES


What informed my choice of topic for this Inaugural Lecture was a dispute involving the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and an International Oil Company (IOC). It was actually a dispute between an organ of the FGN and the IOC.  DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT

THE LEGAL REGIME OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION


One of the main thrusts of this work is that there are some disputes that are best resolved by arbitration than by litigation or any other dispute resolution mechanisms. Thus, in specific cases, litigation should be resorted to while in others any of the dispute resolution mechanisms may be more suitable. DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT

There was no legislative instrument on international commercial arbitration in Nigeria until she adopted the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration25 and promulgated it into the Arbitration and Conciliation Decree. 26

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SETTTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES (ICSID) ARBITRATION

Article 1(2) of the ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules of April 10, 2006 provides for the pur­pose of ICSID, which is to provide facilities for conciliation and arbitration of investment disputes between Contracting States and nationals of other Contracting States in accordance with the provi­sions of the Convention
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Principles & Techniques of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

In the western world, ADR may be defined as a range of procedures or processes  that serve as alternatives to litigation through the courts for the resolution of disputes, generally involving the intercession and assistance of a neutral and impartial third party. 
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ANNULMENT, REVIEW AND ENFORCEMENT OF ICSID AWARDS

The ICSID was established under the 1965 ICSID Convention, which came into force in October 1966.  The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, more commonly known as the World Bank, sponsored the Convention. 
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PRACTICAL GUIDES IN DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATING SOFTWARE LICENSING AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

Copyright law essentially confers on authors and creators of creative works, exclusive rights to control the exploitation of such works for a limited period. 
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Reform of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Law in Edo State

Conventionally and depending on one’s perspective (Afro-centric or Euro-centric), litigation was almost the sole means of resolving dispute judicially whether commercial or otherwise. Historically, however, conciliation, mediation and arbitration had major roles to play in resolving disputes.
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P.O. IDORNIGIE
Making an Arbitral Award a Judgment of the Court: Ras Pal Gazi Construction Ltd v FCDA (2001) 10 NWLR (Pt 722) 559 in (2002) International Arbitration Law Review Vol.4, Issue 6 pp N-39 – N-41
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Revocation of the Authority of an Arbitrator – How exercised in BJ Export& Chemical Co Ltd v Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Co Ltd: Appeal No.CA/KA/34/98 of 31 October, 2002: International Arbitration Law Review Issue No. 3, 2003)

IDORNIGIE P O
Investment Treaty Arbitration and Emerging Markets: Issues, Prospects and Challenges (Abuja, NIALS Press, 2011)
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Carlen Nigeria Ltd v Unijos: University of Jos Law Journal, Vol.5, October 1995, pp 162-165

BRIGGS, O, OJUKWU C.N, & IDORNIGIE, P O
Reform and Review of Gender-Biased Sexual Offences Laws in Nigeria (Lagos: Nayee Publishing Company Ltd, 2003)
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Manual on Election Petitions (Lagos: Helen-Roberts Research and Resources Ltd. 2003)
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Selected Judgments of the High Court of Rivers State (Law Reports) in Ten Volumes published by the Rivers State Ministry of Justice, 2003)

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