Session: Mediation Models: What’s best?

Profile: Agada Elachi is a Founding Partner, Greenfield Chambers. Agada is an ADR expert with a bias for mediation and arbitration. He holds the fellowship of several professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC, Nigeria), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP). He also holds a diploma in international commercial arbitration. He is a certified trainer in Mediation, Arbitration, and conflict resolution processes generally.

As mediator, he has been engaged in the resolution of a broad range of disputes such as banking and financial matters, inheritance and testamentary issues, and family mediation just to mention a few. He is also a certified professional in managing workplace conflict.

As arbitrator, he is experienced in handling a wide range of issues including but not limited to defence contracts, power/energy contracts, construction contracts, oil and gas, environment preservation and management contracts, financial matters, and real estate development matters.

He is on the panel of Panel of Neutrals of several organizations. Some of these are: Global Mediation (UK), Kigali International Arbitration Centre, Nigerian Chamber of Commerce Dispute Resolution Centre, Nigerian Communications Commission, Federal High Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre, and several multi-door courthouses. He has also consulted for and participated in the setting up of Multi-door courthouses and ADR centers. He is actively involved in researching, writing, and speaking locally and internationally. He was recently appointed a member of the permanent court of the Geneva International Dispute Resolution Institute (GIDI).

He was a member of the Executive committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria branch. He is also the Chairman of the Editorial Committee of the Chartered of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria branch, and Chairman of the ADR Committee of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU). He is also member of the Interim Management Committee of the African Mediation Association (AMA).

He is a practicing lawyer called to the Nigerian bar in 1999. He holds a doctorate degree in Public Policy and Administration specializing in Terrorism, Mediation and Peace (Walden, U.S.A), and a Masters degree in Law. He is a SEC certified capital market operator and, is actively engaged in investment advising and commercial law practice. He also has vast experience in litigating cases before all levels of court in Nigeria.