Adeyemi Akisanya and Other Experts Raise Concerns Over Local Content Law Amendment

This post was originally published on punchng.com Industry experts have raised concerns over the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 seeking to double the amount operators contribute to the Nigerian Content Development Fund, among other proposals. Currently, one per cent of the value of all contracts awarded in the upstream sector of…

Expert Urges Mediators to Take Advantage of Online Mediation Post-COVID-19

(This post was originally published on nnn.com.ng.) A Mediation Advocacy expert, Mr. Adeyemi Akisanya, on Thursday urged mediators to take advantage of online mediation in resolving disputes. Akisanya, a Lagos-based lawyer and a certified mediation advocacy trainer, made the appeal during a two-hour Webinar training organised by the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA) in Lagos….

Mediation: An Ideal ADR Strategy and Policy (Part 3 of a 7-part series)

We have established that conflicts are inevitable. It is therefore expedient to have a plan, a strategy for resolving them in a way that minimizes disruptions, that saves costs, both of money and of time, especially in the latter case, executive time.  It also preserves relationships and reputation, both personal and corporate.  Such a plan…

OECR and Its Breakfast Business Meetings

Next week on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the Organization of Expert Conflict Resolvers (“OECR”) will be holding its December 2019 bi-monthly (every other month) Business Breakfast meeting from 7:30am to 10:00am, at La Scala Restaurant, MUSON Centre, Onikan Lagos.  It will feature a round-table discussion on the theme: “Mediation Unboxed – Multiple Dimensions of Conflict…

Cross-Border Mediation Masterclass

I had such a great time facilitating the Cross-Border Mediation Masterclass organised by The Incorporated Trustees of Attorney-Mediators Association on Friday, August 30, 2019.  Many dignitaries from the legal profession in attendance including; Mr. Valentino Buoro (Founder, ATMA), Mrs. Adeyinka Aroyewun (LMDC Director), Mr. Alfred Okunnu(Chairman, ATMA), Director, OYO MDCH, Miss Tosin Lewis (Executive Secretary,…

Mediator Roles and their Importance

The purpose of this post is to highlight some of the mediator’s roles to better comprehend what the mediator can do and how it might be useful. This is because there is a lack of understanding about the roles of the mediator, and this has led to little or no use of mediation in jurisdictions….