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International Arbitration
5.
The parties
5.1
Are there any restrictions on who can be a party to an arbitration agreement?
 
Nigeria
The parties to an arbitration agreement must have the capacity to enter into the agreement. Beyond this, there are no restrictions.

For more information about this answer please contact: Babajide Ogundipe from Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore
5.2
Are the parties under any duties in relation to the arbitration?
 
Nigeria
The Lagos Arbitration Law imposes an express duty on parties to “do all things necessary for the proper and expeditious conduct” of the arbitration proceedings. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act (ACA) does not expressly impose such a duty on the parties.

For more information about this answer please contact: Babajide Ogundipe from Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore
5.3
Are there any provisions of law which deal with multi-party disputes?
 
Nigeria
There are no provisions in the ACA dealing with multi-party disputes. However, the parties may agree to confer on the tribunal, in the case of multiplicity of claims, the power to consolidate the claims or join other claims. The Lagos Arbitration Law makes express provision for the consolidation of arbitration proceedings or concurrent hearing upon agreed terms.

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