Launch of the Lagos Court of Arbitration
November 16, 2012
On the 9th November 2012, the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) was formally launched during the Kuramo Conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
ICF is helping the Lagos Court of Arbitration to become fully operational by financing facility infrastructure, establishing a modern documentation and knowledge management system, and supporting capacity building and knowledge sharing for judges, arbitrators, mediators and other staff.
The aim of this two year project is to reduce the time, cost and number of procedures associated with resolving commercial disputes. This will help to reduce the backlog of commercial cases in the LCA’s commercial division and ensure enforcement of commercial contracts.
The LCA is placing itself as an international dispute resolution centre, offering Lagos as a natural and neutral venue for dispute resolution in Africa. It’s launch at the Kuramo Conference, a biennial International Summit which brings together multi-disciplinary experts from the public sector, academia and private enterprise, is an excellent opportunity to bring the LCA to the attention of local and international business communities.
The project is the first ICF intervention in Nigeria.