Climate change meets international arbitration – an African perspective

With an intense international pressure on Governments to take measures addressing climate changes and the protection of the environment by promoting transitions towards more flexible, transparent and cleaner energy systems, this event focused on the African perspective.

The speakers interrogated the global trends on how the commitment to transition to net-zero can give rise to new investments and contracts, from which conflicts and disputes may result - with a view to proposing arbitration as an efficient means of resolving such disputes.

The discussion was opened by Chief J. Akingbola Akinola, SAN, Chair, Nigeria Branch Committee and Karina Albers, Chair, London Branch Committee, followed by two lively panel sessions.

  • ’The next pandemic: climate change commitments and the problems of transitioning’, moderated by Seyilayo Ojo C. Arb, Partner, SOC LP, Lagos and joined by Marilyn Obaisa-Osula, Associate Director & Lead, ESG, KPMG Nigeria; Ana Stanič, Director, E&A Law London and Opeyemi Longe, International Arbitration Associate, White & Case LLP, London.
  • ‘Arbitration of climate change disputes: issues arising?’, moderated by Hausfeld Partner, Ned Beale and joined by Wendy Miles KC, Twenty Essex; Jean-Francois Le Gal, International Disputes Partner, Pinsent Masons and Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN, Partner, Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos.

Practical Arrangements

This event took place on the 30 May, from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm (GMT+1) at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.

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