CIArb admits Nwadioke as international arbitrator
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom, has admitted a Nigerian lawyer and council member of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL), Mr. Emeka Nwadioke as a member.
Notifying Nwadioke of his success at the rigorous assessment process spanning panel interviews in Nigeria and written examination administered by its London Office, the Institute said: “We are pleased to inform you that you are now a member CIArb. Membership of CIArb demonstrates that a person has reached a high standard of excellence and proficiency when it comes to dispute avoidance.”
Aside from CIArb’s International Arbitration course, Nwadioke has participated in several programmes on international arbitration, mediation and case management. He is also a member of the prestigious Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA).
Nwadioke is the Lead Partner of Emeka Nwadioke & Co, a full-service law firm operating in Lagos. A Notary Public for Nigeria, he is also accredited with Nigeria’s corporate registry and the trademarks office.
He has served the Nigerian Bar in several roles, including being a member of the NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee; member, Local Organising Committee (LOC), NBA yearly general conference (2017); Publicity Secretary, NBA Lagos Branch; Ex-Officio Member, NBA Lagos Branch and Chairman, Police Duty Solicitors Scheme (PDSS), NBA Lagos Branch.
He was a member of the legal team that represented NBA in the highly contentious “SCUML case” (Registered Trustees of the Nigerian Bar Association v Attorney-General of the Federation and Central Bank of Nigeria), a strategic litigation lawsuit by the Bar association, challenging Nigeria’s money laundering law.
Nwadioke has a strong pro bono practice and has successfully defended several indigent detainees in criminal trials.
He is also a member of several lawyers’ networks working at fostering access to justice, including Capital Defence Lawyers Network, Coalition of Lawyers for Press Freedom, and Freedom of Information (FOI) Legal Response Network.
He has also been involved in campaigns on petty offences and humane treatment of indigent drug arrestees.
A former banker and award-winning journalist, Nwadioke was in 1999 appointed by Nigeria’s President as a member of the National Y2K Committee saddled with containing the millennium bug.
His views are routinely sought on legal issues by Nigeria’s leading news media.