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P&ID Vs Nigeria: Is Nigeria Out Of The Woods?

P&ID vs Nigeria: Is Nigeria out of the woods?

14Sep2020

Dr. Hauwa Shekarau the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Abuja Branch (Unity Bar) welcomes you to a Snap Webinar presented by the Section on Business Law Committee.

From 3.00pm

At Zoom

Nigerian Bar Association Abuja Branch (Unity Bar) Section on Business Law Committee.

Dr. Hauwa Shekarau the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Abuja Branch (Unity Bar) welcomes you to a Snap Webinar presented by the Section on Business Law Committee.


The “Snap Webinar” is an initiative of the NBA Abuja SBL Committee. It is a series of impromptu webinars designed to urgently tackle trending issues that are of importance to business/commercial lawyers.


This webinar will take an in-depth look at the controversial $10BN arbitration award involving Nigeria and P&ID a foreign company over a gas processing deal. The saga witnessed another instalment on 4 September 2020 with the Judgment delivered by Sir Ross Cranston sitting as Judge of the UK High Court Commercial Division. The Judgment found in favour of Nigeria, granting an extension of time to challenge the award for fraud unearthed by the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission about the gas processing deal.
This saga has had Nigeria on the back foot until this Judgment and it has excited a rash of reactions, many under the impression that Nigeria is finally out of the woods and free from the award which currently at about $10BN represents approximately 25% of Nigeria’s foreign reserves.


Well, this webinar will answer that question and also examine the entire events surrounding the case and the road that lies ahead.

Profile of Speakers:

Duncan Bagshaw
Duncan is a partner at Howard Kennedy LLP in London. He has experience as counsel in numerous cases relating to African projects and contracts, particularly in the energy sector. Duncan has appeared before numerous arbitration tribunals, and before all courts of England and Wales, including the UK Supreme Court. He also acts as an arbitrator and he is a Fellow of CIArb (UK).
Duncan is a board member of Nyumbani UK, a charity supporting children in Kenya, and chair of a UK charity which supports disadvantaged young adults. Duncan is a mentor for the Nigerian Association of Young Arbitrators Mentoring scheme.

Kester Oyibo
Kester is a Senior Associate at Compos Mentis Chambers, Nigeria. He has over 7 years’ experience in dispute resolution and energy transactions. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK and holds a Master of Laws from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee (UK) with specialisation in International Energy Law and Policy. He is a member of several professional international organisations including the Energy Institute, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and Society of Petroleum Engineers.
He is currently a volunteer for the UK Department of International Development (DFID) funded Extractive HUB project and participated in the Energy law legislative draft project of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee. Kester is a Fellow of the United States’ YALI RLC Emerging Leaders Programme, West Africa, and continues to make valid contributions to social justice and energy Policy discourse in Nigeria.

Marx Ikongbeh (Moderator)
Marx, is the Founder/Principal of Everlaw Associates, he was a 2018 recipient of the ESQ Nigerian Legal awards 40 under 40 category for young lawyers shaping the legal profession.
He has grown from a background in dispute resolution and corporate/commercial practice and now works extensively in the fields of arbitration, ICT/Technology law and Intellectual Property.
Marx is a facilitator on the annual “Information Technology and The Law” course of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies since 2016. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He seats on the panel of neutrals of the Lagos Court of Arbitration and the Federal High Court of Nigeria ADR Centre. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) where he acts as National Representative of the IBA Young Lawyers Committee.

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