Joseph Bowei Siyaidon


Practice Areas:

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) & Arbitration

Maritime, Aviation & Space

Brief Profile

Joseph is an Associate in the ADR and Maritime Practice Groups at OAL. He has garnered extensive experience from assisting clients in corporate/commercial, compliance, maritime and dispute resolution in different sectors across Nigeria, UAE and GCC Region.

As an upcoming International arbitration practitioner, he interned with the Arbitration Team at Al Tamimi & Company in Dubai where he was involved in several high-profile arbitrations administered under the rules of LCIA, DIFC – LCIA, DIAC, ICC, ICSID, SIAC, SCC, and UNCITRAL. He was also involved in the drafting of a new UNCITRAL Modeled Arbitration Legislation for Uzbekistan.

Joseph is listed in the “New List of Arbitrators of African Descent with US Nexus” As an in-house counsel, he led the legal and compliance team of Promax and Complant Holdings Limited, a multinational investment consortium that he advised and incorporated in Dubai International Financial Centre DIFC.

Joseph is a global ambassador to Arbitrator Intelligence, the US-based legal tech startup with a mission to promote diversity, inclusion, and transparency in international arbitration through the use of data and technology.

Professional Memberships:

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators UK
  • London Court Of International Arbitration
  • Swiss Arbitration Association
  • International Council For Commercial Arbitration
  • Asian International Arbitration Centre
  • Association Of Young Arbitrators
  • Nigerian Institute Of Management (Chartered)

  • Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) - Associate
  • Adedipe & Adedipe LLP -  Associate 
  • Al Tamimi & Co (/Dubai) - Arbitration Intern 
  • Promax & Complant Holdings Limited ( Dubai)  - In - House Counsel 

  • Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria - LLM International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (2013-2014)
  • Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria - Barrister at Law (B.L.) - 2013

  • Dubai Arbitration Week 2019
  • ICSID, ICDR and ICC: The 35th Annual Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration 2019
  • FIDIC: Regional Training Workshop on Dispute Management in Africa Infrastructure

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