Emilia Onyema

Emilia Onyema

Lawyer

Firm or Organisation
Department of Law, SOAS University of London

Present Position
Academic. Arbitrator.

Type of Practitioner
Arbitrator

Nationality
Not available

Country of Residence
United Kingdom

Practice Areas
Commercial Law

Experience
Currently presiding over a panel of 3 arbitrators in a shareholder's dispute. I am also currently sitting as a co-arbitrators in a property dispute.

Bar Admission
Nigeria since 1989; Solicitor (np) England & Wales since 2002.

Education
PhD (Arbitration) from QMUL; LLM (UoL); LLB (Jos);

Publications
Book: 1. Emilia Onyema (ed) Rethinking the Role of African National Courts in Arbitration, Kluwer Law International, 2018, 417 pages. 2. Emilia Onyema (ed), The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: The Role of Arbitral Institutions, Kluwer Law International, 2016, 209 pages. 3. Emilia Onyema, International Commercial Arbitration and the Arbitrator’s Contract, Routledge Cavendish, 2010, 257 pages. Articles in Refereed Journals: 4. Emilia Onyema, “African Participation in the ICSID System: Appointment and Disqualification of Arbitrators”, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal (forthcoming 2019). 5. Emilia Onyema, “Reimagining the Framework for resolving Intra-African Commercial Disputes in the Context of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement”, World Trade Review (forthcoming, 2019) 6. Emilia Onyema, “Regional Arbitration Institution for ECOWAS: Lessons from OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration” (2014) Int’l ALR Issue 5, pp 99-111. 7. Emilia Onyema, “The Multi-door Court House (MDC) Scheme in Nigeria: a case study of the Lagos MDC”, (2013) vol 7 No 2 Apogee Journal of Business, Property & Constitutional Law, pp 96-129. 8. Onyema, “The New Ghana ADR Act 2010: A Critical Overview”, (2012) vol 28 no 1, Arbitration International”, pp 101-124. 9. Emilia Onyema, “A critique of the New 2009 Arbitration Law of Lagos State”, (2010) vol 2 no 5, Apogee Journal of Business, Property & Constitutional Law, pp 1-24. 10. Emilia Onyema, ‘Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Sub-Sahara Africa’, (2010) vol 26 no 1, Arbitration International, pp 115-138 – translated into Chinese for a Chinese Journal in 2010. 11. Emilia Onyema, ‘The doctrine of Separability under Nigerian Law’, (2009) vol 1 no 1, Apogee Journal of Business, Property & Constitutional Law, pp 65-79. 12. Emilia Onyema, ‘Arbitration under the Ohada Regime’, (2008), vol 11 no 6, International Arbitration Law Review, pp 205-218. 13. Emilia Onyema, ‘Empirically Determined Factors in Appointing Arbitrators in International Commercial Arbitration’, (2007) vol 73 no.2, Arbitration 199 – 207. 14. Emilia Onyema, ‘The Role of the International Arbitral tribunal Secretary’, Vindobona Journal, (2005) vol 9 no 1, pp 99-110. 15. Emilia Onyema, ‘Selection of Arbitrators in International Commercial Arbitration’, (2005) vol 8 no 2, International Arbitration Law Review, pp 45-54. 16. Emilia Onyema, ‘Power Shift in International Commercial Arbitration Proceedings’, (2004) vol 14 nos1&2, Caribbean Law Review, pp 62-77. 17. Emilia Onyema, ‘Drafting an Effective Arbitration Agreement in International Commercial Contracts’, (2003) vol 7 no 2, Vindobona Journal, pp 277- 286. 18. Emilia Onyema, ‘The Use of Med-Arb in International Commercial Dispute Resolution’, (2001) vol 12 no 3-4, American Review of International Arbitration, pp 411- 423. Chapter in Books/collections: 19. Onyema E, “Shifts in Dispute Resolution Processes of West African States” in Moscati A, Roberts M, & Palmer M (eds) Comparative Dispute Resolution Handbook (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2019). 20. Onyema E, “The Role of African Courts and Judges in Arbitration” in Onyema E (ed) Rethinking the Role of African National Courts in Arbitration, Kluwer Law International (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) 21. Onyema E, “The Jurisdictional Tensions Between Domestic Courts and Arbitral Tribunals” in Menaker, Andrea (ed) International Arbitration and the Rule of Law: Contribution and Conformity, ICCA Congress Series No 19, Kluwer (2017) pp 481-500 22. Onyema E, “Arbitration Institutions in Africa” in Emilia Onyema (ed), The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: The Role of Arbitral Institutions, Kluwer Law International (2016), pp 15-43. 23. Onyema E, “Introduction” in Emilia Onyema (ed), The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: The Role of Arbitral Institutions, Kluwer Law International (2016), pp 1-11. 24. Onyema E, “Commentary on the Arbitration Rules of the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration”, in Mistelis L. & Shore L. (eds), 3rd edition, World Arbitration Reporter, (2015) Juris Publishers, USA (2015). 25. Onyema E, “International Arbitration in the West African States”, a chapter in Lise Bosman (ed) Practitioners’ Guide to Arbitration in Africa, Kluwer, 2013. 26. Emilia Onyema & Oluwaseye O Ayinla, “Online Negotiation and Mediation” in E Azinge & C Ani (eds) Principles of Negotiation and Mediation, NIALS Publ, 2012, pp 96-140. 27. Emilia Onyema, ‘Commentary on the arbitration rules of the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration’, in L. Mistelis & L. Shore (eds), 2nd edition, World Arbitration Reporter, Juris Publishers, USA, 2010. 28. Emilia Onyema, ‘Formalities of the Enforcement Procedure’ in Emmanuel Gaillard & Domenico Di Pietro (eds) Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards – the New York Convention in Practice, (2008) Cameron May, pp 595 – 610. Online publication: 29. Emilia Onyema, “Online Commentary on Articles 45 and 46 of the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods, 1980” (CISG) available on http://www.ccisg.org/ 30. Emilia Onyema, The Role of the International Arbitral tribunal Secretary’, (2005) vol 2 Issue 3 Transnational Dispute Management, available at http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/samples/toc.asp?key=8 Book Reviews: 31. Emilia Onyema, Practical Aspects of Arbitrating EC Competition Law, by Tobias Zuberbuhler and Christian Oetiker (eds), (2007) vol 73 no 4 Arbitration, pp 454-455. 32. Emilia Onyema, Law & Practice of International Commercial Arbitration, (4th ed.) by A. Redfern & M. Hunter, (2005) vol 9 no 1, Vindobona Journal, pp 209-210. 33. Emilia Onyema, International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, by Jan Kleinheisterkamp, (2005) vol 9 no 2, Vindobona Journal, pp 369-370. 34. Emilia Onyema, Arbitration: Commentary and Sources; by Ercus Stewart, SC (2004) vol 8, Vindobona Journal, pp 179-180. 35. Emilia Onyema, International Commercial Arbitration and African States, Practice, Participation and Institutional Development; by Amazu A. Asouzu (2001) vol 12 no 2, American Review of International Arbitration, pp 281-283. Other publications: 36. Emilia Onyema (2008), Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration, a workbook for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, pp 1-77. Blogs: 37. Blog for I-Arb 38. Blog for Investment Claims 39. Blog for TDM

Teaching
International Commercial Arbitration: International Investment Law; International Trade Law; Law & Development in Africa; CIArb Tutor and Examiner

Other Information
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Email
eo3@soas.ac.uk

Professional Address

Address
10 Thornhaugh Street

City
London

Country
United Kingdom

Telephone
+442078984717

Mobile
+447960942317

Email
eo3@soas.ac.uk

Site
https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31559.php

Languages

  • English: Native Fluency
    • Conduct DR proceedings
    • Represent clients as an advocate in DR proceedings
    • Testify orally
    • Draft opinions, reports, agreements, decisions, orders or awards
    • Understand written documents