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International Arbitration
15.
Confidentiality
15.1
Is arbitration seated in your jurisdiction confidential? Is a duty of confidentiality found in the arbitration legislation?
 
Nigeria
A thorough review of both the Arbitration and Conciliation Act (ACA) and the Lagos Arbitration Law confirms that there are no rules of confidentiality in arbitration proceedings in Nigeria. Thus, the extent of confidentiality and privacy in any proceedings is a matter to be determined by the arbitration agreement between the parties and the discretion of the tribunal. However, arbitration proceedings are generally considered confidential and private in Nigeria by practitioners and users alike. Article 25(4) of the Arbitration Rules of the ACA provides that hearings shall be in camera, unless the parties agree otherwise.

For more information about this answer please contact: Babajide Ogundipe from Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore
15.2
Are there any exceptions to confidentiality?
 
Nigeria
Exceptions to confidentiality include where the parties consent or where a court order states that information pertaining to arbitration proceedings may be disclosed.

For more information about this answer please contact: Babajide Ogundipe from Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore