ABSTRACT:

mediationCommercial disputes are a part of everyday commercial transactions and as such effective and efficient mechanisms for the resolution of these disputes are a major concern for parties.

This article will discuss Med-Arb, one of the many mechanisms established over time for the purpose of attaining greater efficiency in the resolution of disputes, criticisms of the process as well as its use in various jurisdictions.

Obosa Akpata, FCIArb (parts delivered at a presentation at the Nigeria Bar Association, Section on Business Law Conference, 2012). Obosa holds an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London, UK. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

BY OBOSA AKPATA, FCIARB

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