ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO THE JICAM PANEL OF INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC ARBITRATORS/ MEDIATORS.
Admission to the JICAM Panel of Arbitrators/Mediators shall be by invitation by the JICAM Governing Council as advised by the, Board of Trustees, Management or Panel Convening Committee upon a duly supported application presented to JICAM.
Other prospective Candidates who are capable of satisfying the requirements listed in Clause 3 below, are welcome to forward an application for panel listing to the General Manager, JICAM.
Candidates wishing to apply must demonstrate by credible and verifiable evidence an appropriate level of expertise and experience in international and or domestic arbitration/mediation and shall be of good standing and character certified by the professional body of the respective candidate’s primary profession. At the very least, prospective Candidates will be required to satisfy the minimum standards as listed in the below paragraph.
All Candidates in any event shall forward such applications with the following qualifications and or experience namely:
a) A tertiary education to first degree level;
b) At least 10 years post - qualification experience;
c) At least Fellowship from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators based in London or any comparable professional arbitration/mediation institution; (For Mediators - evidence of certification and accreditation following a forty – hour training programme)
d) Experience as an arbitrator/mediator in five or more cases
e) Evidence of at least two commercial arbitral awards/ case scenarios completely anonymised; and
f) Experience as an arbitrator/mediator in five or more cases
g) Copy of current identification document with passport photograph; and
h) All professional certificates and or relevant documents must be evidenced by duly notarised/ certified copies.
JICAM reserves the right, in its discretion to admit or refuse the admission of any Candidate to the Panel applied for. In the exercise of its discretion JICAM shall have due regard for the prospective Candidate’s qualifications, experience, knowledge and the number of arbitrators/mediators currently on JICAM’s Panel of arbitrators/mediators.
Admission to the Panel is for a fixed term only. Any subsequent renewal shall be subject to satisfactory payment of specified subscriptions. JICAM also reserves the right in its absolute discretion to remove any Candidate from the Panel at any time and to renew the panel enrolment for another term subject to satisfactory proof of CPD requirements.
All prospective Candidates shall complete and send the application form, accompanied with an up to date curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting essential parts of the CV that demonstrates the appropriate level of arbitration/mediation experience as aforesaid for the Panel or Panels applied for.
All prospective Candidates must clearly indicate whether the application is for the international Panel or Domestic Panel or both. In the event that a prospective candidate intends to apply for both the international and Domestic Panel of Arbitrators or Mediators, one of the anonymised arbitral awards or case scenarios specified in Clause 3(e) and 3(d) above must be the outcome of an international dispute and or case scenario.
Payment of the above fees can be made by cheque, bank deposit or bank transfer to the following bank account:
Account Number: 1015987689
Account Name: Janada International Center for Arbitration and Mediation.
Bank: Zenith Bank Plc