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50 years of ICSID Arbitration and African States (1974-2024)

This study analyses the investment treaty arbitrations undertaken by or against African states at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), in the last fifty years, from 1974 to 2024. ICSID offers dispute resolution by arbitration, conciliation and fact finding. Arbitration is often held out to be a preferred means of dispute […]

Hope for Expedited prosecution of Arbitration related litigation in Nigeria under the Arbitration and Mediation Act, 2023

Arbitration-related litigation in Nigeria can be slow. Gorilla tactics may be employed by recalcitrant parties who may seek to prevent the constitution of arbitration panel, delay the arbitral proceedings or prevent the enforcement of the arbitral award. Nigeria’s Arbitration and Mediation Act, 2023 (AMA) is replete with several mechanisms to ease the arbitration process. This […]

are software inventions patentable in nigeria?

ARE SOFTWARE INVENTIONS OR APPLICATIONS PATENTABLE IN NIGERIA: (Locus to petition for the nullification of a patent) A review of Interswitch Limited v E-Tranzact Global Limited & The Registrar of Patents and Designs.  The significance of Software Innovation in Africa Africa’s leading role in innovation for software inventions or computer programs cannot be contested. Arguably, intellectual property […]

the repatriation of the stolen benin, ife, nok & igbo-ukwu cultural properties

G.O. SODIPO AND CO. NEWSLETTER September, 2021 Edition Cultural property has always been attractive to humanity all over the world. This attraction has stemmed from the traditional significance, craftsmanship and beauty possessed by cultural property. During warfare, cultural property are looted, destroyed or acquired as spoils of war or as payment for troops on the […]

a garnishee case review

G.O. SODIPO AND CO. NEWSLETTER January, 2021 Edition INTRODUCTION: This is a garnishee case conducted at the High Court of Delta State Warri. The Judgment creditor got judgment for a certain amount in the Federal High Court Lagos. The Judgment debtor appealed to the Court of Appeal. At the Court of Appeal, the judgment creditor applied […]

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