Dr Emilia Onyema is an Associate Professor in International Commercial Law at SOAS, University of London. She is qualified to practice law in Nigeria and as a Solicitor in England & Wales. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an independent arbitrator. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Cairo Regional Centre for ICA; and she chairs the Advisory Council of the Libya Centre for ICA. She is the lead researcher of the SOAS Arbitration in Africa survey reports and she co-authoredThe African Promise.
Dr. Walid BEN HAMIDA, Tunisian, is a Professor of Law at the University of Paris-Saclay University (Evry-Val d’Essonne), France. He was a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Court for 6 years. He served as arbitrator, expert and counsel in many cases under ICSID, ICC, CCJA/OHADA and ad hoc rules. His practice focuses on Arab laws, business law, Islamic law, Investment Law, International law, Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Arbitration. Dr. BEN HAMIDA authored more than 80 publications in the Arabic, French and English languages. He cooperates with many international organisations on issues of ADR, International Trade, Investment and Arab legal systems. He is a regular speaker at conferences on arbitration and dispute settlement, and visiting professor in many countries (Including Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Brazil, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cambodia, Cameroun, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Germany, India, Ivory Cost, Jordan, Qatar, Lebanon, Madagascar, Morocco, Oman, Romania, Syria, Sudan, South Africa, Poland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates…).
Joseph Otoo is a senior legal counsel with Arup, a global design and engineering company. Until recently an arbitration lawyer at an international law firm in London, Joseph’s role at Arup involves advising the business on legal risks across projects, sectors and regions, alongside providing dispute resolution advice and representation to project teams and senior management.
Joseph is an external lecturer and dissertation supervisor on the MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, at King’s College London.
Eunice Shang-Simpson LLM, MCIArb is a PhD Candidate at Canterbury Christ Church University and a Solicitor-Advocate qualified to practice in England and Wales. She is also a member of the Ghana Bar. A former Specialist Crown Prosecutor and Senior Policy Advisor at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), she is now a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as part of her Portfolio Career.
Eunice is a Council Member of the Law Society of England & Wales and a Member of the Law Society’s International Committee. She is an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS), London and the editor of the AWS Newsletter. In addition to the above, Eunice is a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor and a Director of a High School in Ghana.
Chrispas Nyombi is a Reader in International Commercial Law and Director of Research in Law at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has made a significant contribution to the academic study of International Commercial Law, including the supervision of over 100 postgraduate students to successful completion (including PhDs), internal and external examination of PhD theses, and he is currently supervising 13 PhD students, particularly in the area of International Investment Law. As a result of his reputation and experience, Chrispas has been invited to undertake editorial work for some of the leading journals in the field including the European Competition Law Review and the International Company and Commercial Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell). Chrispas has authored (and co-authored) several books and his research and professional engagements have contributed to policy developments in Uganda and the East African Community.