In our latest publication by Partner Adewale Atake, SAN and Associate Grace Nwaigwe, we delve into the significant changes introduced by Nigeria’s Arbitration and Mediation Act 2023, mainly focusing on the “in writing” requirement for arbitration agreements.

The article provides a comprehensive analysis of how the Act modernizes the formal validity standards to include contemporary forms of communication, moving beyond the framework set by the 1988 Arbitration and Conciliation Act. This shift signifies a crucial development in Nigerian arbitration law, aligning it with global practices.