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Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour

Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, a British Chevening Scholar is the Managing Partner, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour& Co (Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators) a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mrs. Rhodes-Vivour was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981 and is a Notary Public of Nigeria.

Adedoyin has practiced law for over three decades and specializes in commercial transactions, litigation, international and domestic arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. She has significant arbitral experience [as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator] in international and domestic arbitration proceedings. She represents parties as counsel in arbitration proceedings. Her areas of expertise include oil and gas, energy, construction and infrastructural projects, maritime, banking and finance, franchise and commercial disputes generally. Her legal practice actively encourages alternative dispute resolution and she has successfully mediated several disputes. She has also acted as consultant to regulatory bodies for the drawing up arbitration/ADR industry specific schemes (Nigerian Communications Commission [NCC], Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission [NERC]).

Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour's expertise has been recognized in publications such as the arbitration chapter of Who's Who Legal Nigeria and Guide to the World's Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts [Expert Guide] as one of the preeminent professionals in the world. She is listed on the panel of various international and domestic arbitration and ADR institutions.

Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration and the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. She is the Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria Branch. She is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) International Committee on International Commercial Arbitration and the Pioneer Chair, Committee on International Commercial Arbitration of the International Law Association (ILA) Nigerian Branch. She is a member of ArbitralWomen and a member of the International Steering Committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge.

She has held significant roles in various international and domestic arbitral organizations including being a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the Hague, Netherlands pursuant to her nomination by Nigeria (2010 – 2016).She was pioneer president of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria (2005 – 2010).

She has written several articles on Arbitration/Alternative Dispute Resolution and regularly delivers papers at international and domestic conferences and training events. She is an approved tutor for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Regional Pathway Leader for Africa. She is the author of the book titled: ‘Commercial Arbitration Law and Practice in Nigeria through the Cases’ published by LexisNexis.