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International Arbitration
7.
Consolidation and third parties
7.1
Does the law in your jurisdiction permit consolidation of separate arbitrations into a single arbitration proceeding? Are there any conditions which apply to consolidation?
 
Nigeria
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act (ACA) does not empower the tribunal to consolidate separate arbitrations. Section 40 of the Lagos Arbitration Law states that the parties are free to agree to consolidate arbitration proceedings with other proceedings, and concurrent hearings may be held on agreed terms.

For more information about this answer please contact: Babajide Ogundipe from Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore
7.2
Does the law in your jurisdiction permit the joinder of additional parties to an arbitration which has already commenced?
 
Nigeria
The ACA contains no provisions on the joinder of a non-signatory party or an additional party to the arbitration proceedings. However, given that there is no express prohibition, it would appear that, with the consent of the existing parties to the arbitration, a non-signatory party or an additional party may be joined to the arbitration. The Lagos law further provides that a party that was not originally a party to the proceedings may be joined with the consent of the other parties.

For more information about this answer please contact: Babajide Ogundipe from Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore
7.3
Does an arbitration agreement bind assignees or other third parties?
 
Nigeria
Assignees will ordinarily be bound by an arbitration agreement. Only third parties that become bound by an agreement, such as personal representatives of a party to an agreement where obligations succeed the deceased, will be bound by the agreement.

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