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Hogan Lovells: Arbitration Agreements
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Enrolment By Invitation Only
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

This course is available by invitation only. Please complete this form to register your interest in doing the course, and others in the series.

Course Overview

This 60-minute e-learning course has been developed by the International Arbitration practice at Hogan Lovells, in response to feedback from our local law firm partners on the ground. It provides an introduction to the practicalities of drafting arbitration clauses.

The session will help you to:

  • Identify the key components of an appropriate arbitration clause
  • Consider the practical effect and appropriateness of an arbitration clause
  • Create an effective arbitration clause for your clients.

In this course, you’ll watch videos, complete activities, engage with real-world case studies and example clauses to develop your understanding of the critical components of arbitration clauses.

Course Contributors

Nathan Searle

Nathan Searle

Partner at Hogan Lovells

Nathan Searle is a partner in the Hogan Lovells' International Arbitration practice, acting for large multinationals in complex and high-value international arbitrations and cross-border disputes. He also advises clients on risk management and has extensive experience in African-related disputes. He is an active member of the firm's cross-practice Africa group, and is also a Councillor on the LCIA’s African Users’ Council and a member of the advisory board of the Association of Young Arbitrator's Nigeria (AYA).

Katie Duval

Katie Duval

Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells

Katie Duval is a Senior Associate in the international arbitration and construction and engineering disputes group based in London. Katie's practice focuses on high-value, complex, international commercial disputes in both international arbitration and English Court proceedings. She has wide-ranging experience of arbitrations conducted in various jurisdictions, particularly in emerging markets, and under the major institutional rules, including the LCIA and ICC.

Dr. Ademola Bamgbose

Dr. Ademola Bamgbose

Associate at Hogan Lovells

Dr. Ademola Bamgbose is a lawyer in the International Arbitration practice at Hogan Lovells. He is also a key member of the global Africa practice, and is admitted to practice in Nigeria, England and Wales.

He represents clients in high-value international disputes and advises clients on issues spanning multiple sectors and jurisdictions, including Africa and other emerging markets.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he spent some time at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris and also worked at a leading commercial litigation law firm in Lagos, where he advised on commercial law issues and represented clients in complex litigations at superior courts in Nigeria.

His PhD thesis (completed with distinction) at the University of Warwick examined the arbitration frameworks in Nigeria, Ghana, England and Wales and the OHADA region in Africa. He regularly contributes to ongoing discussions on development in Africa, with some of his contributions featuring on leading platforms across the globe.

Dr. Bamgbose is an honorary (international arbitration) lecturer at Nigeria's premier university, University of Ibadan; Director of the Africa Arbitration Academy; and Regional Representative (Africa) at the London Court of International Arbitration – Young International Arbitration Group.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What web browser should I use?

    The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome and Firefox. However, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer are also supported.

  2. Who should take this course?

    This microlearning course is aimed at junior lawyers in Africa.

  3. How long will it take me to complete the course?

    Once you are enrolled in the course, you can work through the content at your own pace. Feel free to access any part of the content at any time. The entire course should take you about 60 minutes, not including optional activities, discussions and extra reading materials.

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only