Our International Arbitration practice is one of the largest in South-east Asia and we have particular depth and expertise in handling complex international disputes in the areas of infrastructure, energy, cross-border investments, trade and transport. We regularly represent clients in disputes arising in Asia. We also manage disputes occurring in multiple jurisdictions. Several members of our practice are Fellows or Associates of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) experienced in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitrations, both within and outside of Singapore. Our lawyers act for a select clientele comprising multinationals, local blue chip companies, financial institutions, government agencies and statutory boards.
Al Fatah Law Firm has a strong commercial litigation practice with all professional members of the firm qualified to appear before all courts in Benin. Our litigation practice amongst others covers areas such as aviation, maritime, copyright, employment, land & real estate, environmental law claims, claims arising from tort, contract claim settlements receiverships and debt recoveries. We cover international and domestic arbitration, expert determination, adjudication procedures and mediation. We provide clients with nationally recognised litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution skills.
To this day, the commercial litigation group remains the backbone of our firm and closely interacts with our other practice groups to meet the various needs of our commercial and banking clientele. We represent clients in disputes brought before Jordanian courts, as well as local and international arbitration forums. Our objective in each case is to provide an efficient and commercially viable solution for the dispute at hand, whether through litigation, arbitration, or other means of dispute resolution. We have the resources to handle complex litigation cases and the experience in a wide variety of claims and disputes including banking claims, general contractual and commercial disputes, insolvency, construction disputes, and agency termination disputes.
Our experience includes international commercial arbitrations that raise complex technical and jurisdictional issues in a variety of industry areas (including energy & resources, construction and insurance). We know how to conduct international arbitrations, including how to coordinate lawyers in other jurisdictions, and how and when to seek the assistance of local courts in the arbitration process. We aim to tailor arbitration procedures to meet the needs of our clients and the demands of the case, and to ensure a cost-efficient process. Most of the partners and staff in our international arbitration practice have undertaken formal mediation and alternative dispute resolution training, which we have used to achieve great results. At the same time, we are experienced players in hard-fought litigation and arbitration. We also provide advice to our clients on the arbitration process (including choice of institutions) and how to draft an effective and binding arbitration clause.
The firm is a member of Nigeria’s International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with one of its senior partners serving on the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Commission of Arbitration in Paris between 2000 Ð 2005. A&O is a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration; the firm is also a founding member of Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria (MAAN). With Council in the firm being associates members and Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators the firm often acts as counsel in international and domestic arbitration. Ajumogobia & Okeke is clearly a leader in ADR with members holding International Mediation accreditation and practice experience in construction adjudication. Our knowledge base, vast and specific, led to the firm playing a significant role in both National Arbitration Law reform and the evolution of the Arbitration Law 2009, for NigeriaÕs commercial capital.Õ
ÔWe are widely acknowledged to have one of the worldÕs leading practices in the international arbitration of disputes arising out of large-scale infrastructure projects, joint ventures and cross-border investments, with particular reference to matters involving oil and gas, power generation and telecommunications. Comprising more than 20 experienced practitioners operating out of the firmÕs offices in Geneva, London, Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Beijing and the United States, the international arbitration practice has experience in well over 200 cases in arbitral fora all over the world, conducted pursuant to the rules of the LCIA, the ICC, the ICDR, UNCITRAL, the Swiss Chambers, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, ICSID and other such sponsoring organizations and adjudicated under many different systems of national law.Õ