Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) officially introduced its new office for Arbitration and Mediation to the general public. The new office is situated at No 10 Ilabere Avenue, Ikoyi. The office was unveiled on the 9th of June, 2015 .
As responsive commercial lawyers, OAL understands that clients now try to avoid Litigation as a first option in resolution of commercial dispute. Companies and private individuals now require new ways to circumvent the slow judicial process and encourage accelerated and quick resolution of disputes. The firm became one of the foremost law firms in Nigeria to introduce law firm annexed ADR Centre, a destination where disputes are amicably resolved out of court and to the satisfaction of client’s commercial exigencies.
Alternative Dispute Resolutionterested public, OAL recently expanded and relocated the ADR center to Ilabere Avenue, Ikoyi. The beautifully designed office and its new location depict taste for serenity, accessibility and exclusivity. The center will provide services including designing and setting up of Alternative Dispute Resolution Framework peculiar to companies operations, representation in arbitration and ADR proceedings as well provide design for mono or hybrid ADR systems depending on evaluation and assessment of company operations and dispute scenarios. The services include prosecuting and defending disputes in arbitral proceedings.
OAL is a member of the London Maritime Operators, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-Nigeria, London Court of International Arbitration, Lagos Court of Arbitration, the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria etc. The firm has been actively involved in advocacy for arbitration institutional development and has contributed to the drafting of various legislative proposals on the subject.
OAL boasts of senior level personnel that support her ADR services. The Senior Counsel, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN is a fellow and Vice President of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria). The center’s Director, Pricilla Ogwemoh (Mrs) is the Managing Partner of OAL, a CEDR-accredited mediator and Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria). She will be assisted by Mr. Victor Akazue Nwakasi. Mr. Nwakasi has received extensive training in Arbitration and ADR and is presently the African Regional Representative for London Court for International Arbitration (LCIA) -Young International Arbitration Group.
The center is open to ADR practitioners and parties alike.