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2019 Africa Arbitration Academy

We are happy to announce that our Bisi Makanjuola has been selected for the 2019 Africa Arbitration Academy scheduled to hold in London, in June. The 2019 cohort is the representation of...

The Legal Framework for Software Licensing Part A

Software represents the creative output of developers/programmers, therefore, the ownership of the proprietary rights/interest of the software and the rules protecting such rights have become increasingly important issues for many technology-led businesses.

NIMASA’s Firm Stance on Cabotage Act Violations & Promotions OF Indigenous Participation in Cabotage...

MT Navigator Capricorn, a Liberian-registered vessel which is on lease to the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited (the Vessel), began operation in Nigeria in October 2018. The Vessel supplies Liquefied Petroleum...

Update on the National Housing Fund (Establishment) Bill 2018

On 18 February, 2019, the National Assembly passed the National Housing Fund (Establishment) Bill 2018 (the NHF Bill) which seeks to repeal the National Housing Fund Act, Cap. N45, LFN 2004, and...

Arbitration 2019 – Recent Trends | Taking Stock

2018 was an eventful year in the global arbitration space. Statistics show that London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Geneva are the five most preferred seats of arbitration. However, we expect to...

The Extent of Court’s Intervention in Arbitration Proceeding: A Review of the Decision in...

Over the years, the Nigerian courts have consistently maintained a friendly disposition towards arbitration, evinced by the courts’ attitude of limiting its interference in arbitration designated disputes, in accordance with Section 34...

Key Amendments to the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (Establishment) Act

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency Act, 2007,(NESREA Act) was amended in November 2018, by the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (Establishment) Amendment) Act (Amendment Act) to...

Examining the Italian Legal Framework on Distributed Ledger Technology and Smart Contracts

On the 11th of February, 2019, the Italian Parliament took a bold step and introduced the first statute which ensures the validity and legal certainty of information and data provided via...

Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act, 2018 – Overview and Impact

Prior to the assent of the President to the Discrimination against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Bill, there was no statute which comprehensively provided for the protection of the rights of persons living...

Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018: A New Regulatory Landscape for Mergers...

On 5th February 2019, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act (‘the Act’) received Presidential Assent and was passed into law. Prior to the enactment of the Act, the legal framework for...