SOAS University of London

School of Law

Dr Emilia Onyema

LLB (Nigeria) LLM, PhD (London)
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Emilia Onyema
School of Law

Reader in International Commercial Law

Teaching, Learning and Student Outcomes Committee

Member

Student Experience and Engagement Committee

Member

Student Outcomes Panel

Chair

Centre of African Studies

Co-chair

Board of Trustees

Ex-Officio Member

Academic Board

Interim Pro-Director Learning & Teaching

Executive Board

Interim Pro-Director Learning & Teaching

Resources & Planning Committee

Member

Governance & Nominations Committee

Member

Name:
Dr Emilia Onyema
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4717
Building:
Senate House
Office No:
S341
Website:
https://researcharbitrationafrica.com/

Teaching

PhD Students supervised

Research

Emilia's areas of research and consultancy are:

  • International arbitration (commercial and investment)
  • OHADA law
  • Commercial contracts
  • International sale of goods
  • International carriage of goods
  • Nigerian customary laws

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Africa
Country Expertise
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Onyema, Emilia (2010) International Commercial Arbitration and the Arbitrator's Contract. London and New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Articles

Onyema, Emilia (2020) 'African Participation in the ICSID System: Appointment and Disqualification of Arbitrators'. ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal, (34) 2, pp 365-387.

Onyema, Emilia (2019) 'Reimagining the Framework for Resolving Intra-African Commercial Disputes in the Context of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement'. World Trade Review. [Forthcoming]

Onyema, Emilia (2015) 'IPCO v NNPC Saga and liability of Nigerian Legal System'. The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria.

Onyema, Emilia (2014) 'Regional Arbitration Institution for ECOWAS: Lessons from OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration'. International Arbitration Law Review, (17) 5, pp 99-111.

Onyema, Emilia (2013) 'The Multi-door Court House (MDC) Scheme in Nigeria: A case study of the Lagos MDC'. Apogee Journal of Business, Property & Constitutional Law, (2) 7, pp 96-130.

Onyema, Emilia (2012) 'The New Ghana ADR Act 2010: A Critical Overview'. Arbitration International, (28) 1, pp 101-124.

Onyema, Emilia (2010) 'Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Sub-Sahara Africa'. Arbitration International, (26) 1, pp 115-138.

Onyema, Emilia (2010) 'A Critique of the new 2009 Arbitration Law of Lagos State'. Apogee Journal of Business, Property & Constitutional Law, (2) 5, pp 1-25.

Onyema, Emilia (2009) 'The Doctrine of Separability under Nigerian Law'. Apogee Journal of Business, Property & Constitutional Law, (1) 1, pp 65-79.

Onyema, Emilia (2008) 'Arbitration under the Ohada Regime'. International Arbitration Law Review, (11) 6, pp 205-218.

Onyema, Emilia (2007) 'Empirically Determined Factors in Appointing Arbitrators in International Commercial Arbitration'. Arbitration, (73) 2, pp 199-207.

Onyema, Emilia (2005) 'The Role of the International Arbitral Tribunal Secretary'. Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law, (9) 1, pp 99-110.

Onyema, Emilia (2005) 'Selection of Arbitrators in International Commercial Arbitration'. International Arbitration Law Review, (8) 2, pp 45-54.

Onyema, Emilia (2004) 'Power Shift in International Commercial Arbitration Proceedings'. Caribbean Law Review, (14) 1 & 2, pp 62-77.

Onyema, Emilia (2003) 'Drafting an Effective Arbitration Agreement in International Commercial Contracts'. Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law, (7) 2, pp 277-286.

Onyema, Emilia (2001) 'The Use of Med-Arb in International Commercial Dispute Resolution'. American Review of International Arbitratiion, (12) 3-4, pp 411-423.

Edited Books or Journals

Onyema, Emilia, (ed.), (2018) Rethinking the Role of African National Courts in Arbitration. Wolters Kluwer.

Onyema, Emilia, (ed.), (2016) The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: the role of arbitral institutions. London: Kluwer Law International.

Book Chapters

Onyema, Emilia (2019) 'OHADA Arbitration and the Common Law African Countries'. In: Achille, Ngwanza, (ed.), Vingt ans d'arbitrage OHADA: bilan et perspectives. Paris: LexisNexis, pp 427-441.

Onyema, Emilia (2018) 'The Role of African Courts and Judges in Arbitration'. In: Onyema, Emilia, (ed.), Rethinking the Role of African National Courts in Arbitration. Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer, pp 3-37.

Onyema, Emilia (2017) 'The Jurisdictional Tensions between Domestic Courts and Arbitral Tribunals'. In: Menaker, Andrea, (ed.), International Arbitration and the Rule of Law: Contribution and Conformity. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, pp 481-500.

Onyema, Emilia (2016) 'Introduction'. In: Onyema, Emilia, (ed.), Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: The Role of Arbitral Institutions. London: Kluwer Law International, pp 1-12.

Onyema, Emilia (2016) 'Arbitration Institutions in Africa'. In: Onyema, Emilia, (ed.), Transformation of Arbitration in Africa: The Role of Arbitral Institutions. London: Kluwer Law International, pp 15-44.

Onyema, Emilia (2013) 'International Arbitration in the West African States'. In: Bosman, Lise, (ed.), Arbitration in Africa: a Practitioner's Guide. The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, pp 99-141.

Onyema, Emilia (2013) 'Country Profile: Nigeria'. In: Bosman, Lise, (ed.), Arbitration in Africa: a Practitioner's Guide. The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, pp 163-170.

Onyema, Emilia and Ayinla, Oluwaseye (2012) 'Online Negotiation and Mediation'. In: Azinge, Epiphany and Ani, Chinyere, (eds.), Principles of Negotiation and Mediation. NIALS Press, Abuja, Nigeria: Nigerian Institute of Advanced legal Studies, pp 96-140.

Onyema, Emilia (2008) 'Formalities of the Enforcement Procedure (Articles III & IV)'. In: Gaillard, Emmanuel and Domenico, Di Pietro, (eds.), Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards: The New York Convention in Practice. London: Cameron May, pp 597-612.

Monographs and Working Papers

Onyema, Emilia (2020) 2020 Arbitration in Africa Survey Report. .

Onyema, Emilia and Roy, Pallavi and Obidairo, Simeon and Ayinla, Seye and Oredola, Habeeb (2019) Anti-corruption agencies as debt recovery agents: the unintended consequences of anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. London: .

Onyema, Emilia and Roy, Pallavi and Oredola, Habeeb and Ayinla, Seye (2018) The EFCC and the politics of (in)effective implementation of Nigeria’s anti-corruption policy. London: Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Research Consortium.

Onyema, Emilia (2018) SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey Report. Domestic and International Arbitration: Perspectives from African Arbitration Practitioners. London: SOAS University of London.

Onyema, Emilia (2018) Enquête SOAS sur l'Arbitrage en Afrique Arbitrage Interne et International: Perspectives par les praticiens africains de l'arbitrage. London: SOAS University of London.

Onyema, Emilia (2012) Executive Summary of Case Study of the Lagos Multidoor Courthouse Scheme. . [Unpublished]

Translations

Onyema, Emilia (2018) 'إستبيان مدرسة الدراسات الشرقية والأفريقية في التحكيم في أفريقيا – SOAS جامعة لندن التحكيم المحلي والدولي: وجهات نظر من ممتهني التحكيم الأفارقة 2018' .

Conference Items

Onyema, Emilia (2018) 'SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference Kigali 2018: The Role of Arbitration Practitioners in the Development of Arbitration in Africa.' In: The Role of Arbitration Practitioners in the Development of Arbitration in Africa, 2-4 May 2018, Radisson Blu, Kigali, Rwanda.

Onyema, Emilia (2017) 'The Role of African States and Governments in Supporting the Development of Arbitration in Africa' In: SOAS/CRCICA Arbitration in Africa Conference, 3-5 April 2017, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. [Unpublished]

Onyema, Emilia (2017) 'SOAS 2017 Cairo Arbitration Conference Discussion Paper' In: The Role of African States and Governments in the Development of Arbitration in Africa, 3-5 April 2017, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Cairo. [Unpublished]

Onyema, Emilia (ed.) (2016) 'Rethinking the Role of Courts and Judges in Supporting Arbitration in Africa' In: Rethinking the Role of Courts and Judges in Supporting Arbitration in Africa, 22-24 June 2016, Lagos Court of Arbitration, Lagos, Nigeria. [Unpublished]

Onyema, Emilia (2015) 'The Role of Arbitration Institutions in the Development of Arbitration in Africa' In: Arbitration Institutions in Africa Conference, 23 July 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [Unpublished]

Onyema, Emilia (2014) 'The Attitude of Courts at the Seat of Arbitration and its Impact on the Development of Arbitration' In: The OAS Fourth High Level Meeting on the Role of the Judiciary in International Commercial Arbitration, 23-24 October 2014, Castries, St Lucia. [Unpublished]

Onyema, Emilia (2010) 'Modernising the Framework for Arbitration in Jamaica - Some Salient Points' In: Modernization of the Framework for Arbitration in Jamaica, Thursday 18 February 2010, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica. [Unpublished]

Onyema, Emilia (2008) 'Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Sub-Sahara Africa' In: Inaugural Conference of the Alumni & Friends of the School of International Arbitration, QMUL, 03 December 2008, New Connaught Rooms, 65 Great Queen Street, London. [Unpublished]

Onyema, Emilia (2008) 'Effective Utilization of Arbitrators and Arbitration Institutions in Africa by Appointors' In: 4th International Arbitration & ADR in Africa Workshop, 29 - 31 July 2008, Conrad Hilton, Cairo, Egypt. [Unpublished]

Book Reviews

Onyema, Emilia (2001) 'Review of 'International Commercial Arbitration and African States: Practice, Participation and Institutional Development' by Amazu Asouzu'. American Review of International Arbitration, (12) 2.

 

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