Dr Emilia Onyema is a Professor of International Commercial Law at SOAS, University of London. She is qualified to practice law in Nigeria and as a Solicitor in England & Wales. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an independent arbitrator. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Cairo Regional Centre for ICA; and she chairs the Advisory Council of the Libya Centre for ICA. She is also the lead researcher of the SOAS Arbitration in Africa survey reports and she co-authored The African Promise.
Eunice Shang-Simpson LLM, FCIArb, is currently a PhD Candidate at Canterbury Christchurch University, focusing on Investor-State disputes and International Trade Negotiations. She is a member of the Ghana Bar and a Solicitor-Advocate qualified to practice in England & Wales. A former Specialist Crown Prosecutor and Senior Policy Advisor, Eunice is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, as part of her Portfolio Career.
A Council Member of the Law Society of England & Wales, Eunice is also a Member of the Law Society’s International Committee and a Director / Trustee of the Law Society Trustees Ltd Charity. She is on the CPR Global Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and is a Panel Member of the Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also a Director of Golden Age International School in Ghana.
Chrispas Nyombi is a Reader in International Commercial Law and Director of Research in Law at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has made a significant contribution to the academic study of International Commercial Law, including the supervision of over 100 postgraduate students to successful completion (including PhDs), internal and external examination of PhD theses, and he is currently supervising 13 PhD students, particularly in the area of International Investment Law. As a result of his reputation and experience, Chrispas has been invited to undertake editorial work for some of the leading journals in the field including the European Competition Law Review and the International Company and Commercial Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell). Chrispas has authored (and co-authored) several books and his research and professional engagements have contributed to policy developments in Uganda and the East African Community.