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Over the years there have been unprecedented numbers of mergers and acquisitions ("M&A") transactions in key economic sectors in Nigeria, particularly in the banking & financial services, energy (oil/gas and power) and insurance sectors. Despite the economic recession the country experienced few years ago, recent regulatory reforms aimed at solving...

In a recent decision delivered on November 12, 2013, the Chairman of the Administrative Council of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), disqualified the Claimant's appointed arbitrator, Mr Jose Maria Alonso, a Spanish national from serving as arbitrator in the bilateral investment treaty arbitration commenced by Blue...

This Note examines the grant of interim measures in international arbitration by focusing on the various processes and ways a party would have to comply with or consider when trying to obtain an interim measure. The current debate on the appropriate forum, the applicable law and standards that the tribunal should apply has made the discussion more...

One major challenge that has confronted most countries with natural resources is the 'oil curse' or in its causative form the 'Dutch disease'. A country is said to have the 'oil or resource curse,' when it is experiencing political and socio-economic challenges such as volatility of revenues from its natural resources sector due to exposure to...