Hearsay Evidence in Nigerian Arbitrations:
Admissible or Inadmissible?

Recently, in an arbitration, opposing counsel argued strenuously that our witness’ testimony wasinadmissible because that testimony contravened the hearsay rule. Testimony will be considered hearsay where it is given by a person other than an eyewitness and its object is to prove the truth of a statement. Being an arbitral proceeding, that argument was not […]

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Belgore, Olufadi & Co. joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Arbitration Member in Nigeria

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Ahmad Belgore of Belgore, Olufadi & Co. Ahmad has joined IR as our exclusive Commercial Arbitration Member in Nigeria Ahmad is the Founding/Managing Partner of Belgore, Olufadi & Co. He is called to the Nigerian Bar and has about 17 years […]

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Front Burner Issues For Corporate Boards In 2022

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Independent Directors The Companies And Allied Matters Act 2020 And The Nigerian Code Of Corporate Governance

Independent directors have long been viewed as a solution to many corporate governance problems.Following the Enron and other corporate scandals, the requirement that independent directors constitute the majority on the board was introduced under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOA) for listed companies For more details, please download attachment Attachments Independent Directors – The Companies and Allied […]

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PROTECTING COMMERCIAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

What is Intellectual Property? According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) , Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, including inventions, literary and artistic works; designs and symbols, names and images used in commerce, etcetera. IPs are protected by various laws, which allow the IP owners to exploit them commercially, reaping financial benefits, […]

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Oyagbola Chambers Add New Practice Area Commercial Litigation to their IR Global Membership

Oyagbola Chambers are pleased to announce the addition of Commercial Litigation to their IR Global membership. This new position adds further strength to their membership and offers support for fellow members in the area. If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Bayo or Amina directly or with the IR Global […]

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