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Julius Nkafu

Julius is an expert in International Arbitration, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He is also a mediator and a Barrister called to both the Bars of England and Wales and Cameroon, west Africa.


Julius lectures international Arbitration at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London and constantly deliver lectures on behalf of the institute to arbitrators across the world. Julius is a member of the panels of Arbitrators with the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) OHADA, the Kigali Centre for International Arbitration (KIAC) and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC). I am a member of the Sanctions and Appeals Board (SAB) of the African Development Bank Group and have over 22 years’ legal experience working in the City of London and Cameroon, acting for and against individuals, investors, and corporates.

He has advised on the energy sector, oil and gas, mining, power, infrastructure, commercial agreements, Agriculture, Supply of Goods and Services and international trade. He is conversant with a variety of governing laws and many of the major institutional rules as well as ad hoc arrangements in international arbitration.

Julius is very active in the arbitration and mediation community. He is regularly invited to speak at events on various aspects of international arbitration and has written articles in the field, one of which was recently published by the Chartered Institute of Arbitration. Julius has recently contributed to a book on Arbitration in Africa to be published by Kluwer Arbitration.

Julius is a member of Great James Street Chambers London and the founding consultant at Nkafu Arbitration Services (NAS) with offices in Cameroon and London, United Kingdom”

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