Diane Okoko FCIArb, FSCIArb
Diane, a Legal Practitioner and Arbitrator, is a Partner with the law offices of Marcus Okoko & Co., a firm based in Abuja, Nigeria with expertise in Arbitration, Corporate Commercial Law, Capital Markets, Legal and Regulatory Compliance and Project Management.
She has, over the years, garnered extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in these areas, having participated in several transactions across these fields. She is a Fellow and an approved Faculty member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria Branch, as well as a Fellow of the Society of Construction Arbitration, a Corporate Governance Practitioner and facilitator, a member of the Governing Council of Janada International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (JICAM), a member of the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Experts Committee, a Zonal Coordinating Consultant to NIRSAL and a member of the Executive Committee of the Abuja Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Nigeria Branch. She is on the Panel of Neutrals of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Arbitration (CRCICA), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Dispute Resolution Centre of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI DRC), the Federal High Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre (FHC ADRC) as well as the Abuja Multi-Door Courthouse (AMDC). She is also on the Small Claims Panel of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA).
She has attended several trainings, conferences and workshops in arbitration, including specialized Investment Treaty and International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) trainings and has participated in arbitrations under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
Oladipo Tolani FCIArb FICMC
Oladipo Tolani is a Partner at Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co and he heads the Kaduna office.
He obtained his LL.B (Hons) in Law from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Nigeria in 1987 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988.
Oladipo Tolani is a fellow of the Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (United Kingdom) and also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators Nigeria. He holds the prestigious Diploma in International Arbitration from Oxford University, London. He is the Kaduna Chair for the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators.
Oladipo Tolani is a thorough-bred Litigator with an uncommon flair for both Civil and Criminal trials, he also specializes in Commercial Law, Banking, Real Estate and Construction, Public and Administrative Litigation. He was appointed a Notary Public for Nigeria in 1998.
He has served on various boards and until recently as a member of the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association. He was a member of the Conference Planning Committee of the NBA between 2005 and 2010.
Baba Lawal Aliyu, FCIArb
Baba Lawal, a Legal Practitioner and an Arbitrator, is the Principal Partner of the Law Firm of BL Aliyu & Associates., a firm based in Kaduna, Nigeria with expertise in Arbitration, Corporate Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law.
He has garnered extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in these areas, having participated in several transactions across these fields. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), he holds the prestigious Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration from the Oxford University, London.
He is a highly experienced Arbitrator, who has served on the Panel of several domestic and international Arbitration Disputes.
He has attended several training, conferences and workshops in arbitration in Nigeria and Internationally. He is a Member of the African Arbitration Association and has written extensively on different topics in Arbitration
Idris Mohammed, FCIArb
Idris is the Managing Partner of Fama Firm, a Commercial Law Firm in Kaduna, Nigeria.
He has extensive experience in Telecommunication law, Corporate and Commercial Law and Arbitration.
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer & Communications Law and Masters in Law with Specialization in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of London, Diploma in International Arbitration from the Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (United Kingdom).
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom) and he has appeared as Counsel in several high net worth Arbitration, he has also sat as a Sole Arbitrator and on a Panel of Arbitrators on several domestic and international Arbitral Panels.
He is also an accomplished litigator and appellate court lawyer, who has written several briefs at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and appears regularly at the High Court of Justice across Nigeria.