Ahmad Belgore

Ahmad Belgore is our exclusively recommended Commercial Arbitration expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ahmad directly using the contact details listed above.

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Ahmad is the Founding/Managing Partner of Belgore, Olufadi & Co. He is called to the Nigerian Bar and has about 17 years post qualification experience. Ahmad is a Notary Public and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He started his professional life working in the firm of Olaniwun Ajayi LP where he gained experience in advising on disputes resolution mechanisms, business and business start-up, investments advisory and transactions advisory, transaction documentation, projects finance, litigation, company-secretarial portfolio, public relations, business regulatory compliance, corporate administration and regulatory interface, procurement processes.

His experience spans advising on commercial contracts in the power, telecommunications, labour, real estates, financial sectors. He has also gained experience advising regulators in the exercises of their powers and representing those regulators in actions before the different tiers of the Nigerian court system. He participated in advising on the creation and operationalising the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. He’s advised on various Bonds issuance programs.

He currently renders Company Secretarial services to several companies in the country in the air transport, hospitality, and medical fields. He sits on the boards of several blue-chip companies

Jim Doyle

Jim Doyle is our exclusively recommended Commercial Arbitration expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jim directly using the contact details listed above.

Jim is an accredited mediator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Doyles Construction Lawyers was established in 1991 by its Principal Lawyer, Jim Doyle and has since grown expanded into four states with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We are Construction Law specialists and our expertise includes construction contract reviews and amendments, drafting and structuring, building dispute resolution, construction negotiation, payment claims, litigation, arbitration, general advice and more.

Doyles Construction Lawyers acts for a diverse range of clients which are involved in the municipal, construction, engineering, and development industries and include government agencies, statutory authorities, principals, head contractors and subcontractors alike. From small residential projects to major civil and commercial developments, we are well equipped to handle all types of projects and represent parties at all stages of project development from planning, tendering, design and construction, to project delivery and dispute resolution.

We have a team of experienced and capable staff who can assist in a wide range of Construction Law matters. Our staff come from multidisciplinary backgrounds having worked in legal services, building construction, engineering and related industries. This provides our clients with the benefits of a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of construction projects and the associated legal issues.

Doyles Construction Lawyers has represented clients on a number of high-end developments including major shopping centres in both Queensland and South Australia, various Government and private investor projects in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria. Our team members also regularly present at industry conferences on topics of current interest and publish a newsletter which features recent Court decisions of specific relevance to the construction industry.


Thomas K. Sprange QC

Thomas Sprange QC is our exclusively recommended Commercial Arbitration expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Thomas directly using the contact details listed above.

As an advocate, Thomas has acted as lead counsel in more than 100 international arbitrations in the leading arbitration institutes, including the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Thomas also regularly sits in three-member arbitration tribunals and as a sole arbitrator.

Thomas frequently represents clients in the Chancery and Queens Bench divisions of the High Court of England and Wales in a broad array of disputes.

Thomas has experience working with clients in numerous sectors, including energy, mining, projects, telecommunications, technology, financial services, real estate, pharmaceuticals, fashion and sports.

Thomas Sprange QC is the Managing Partner of the London Office.

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King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1000 lawyers in 20 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.

We are on the ground where our clients need us to be. Serving their complex, increasingly cross-border commercial interests, our multidisciplinary teams in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia work closely together to deliver integrated and consistently high-quality solutions around the world.

Dr. Edward J. Blakely

Edward Blakely is our exclusively recommended Commercial Arbitration expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Edward directly using the contact details listed above.

Edward is an Acting Commissioner on the New South Wales Land and Environment Court where he is involved in alternate dispute resolution services. Previously, he served as a Commissioner for the Central District (Greater Parramatta, the Hills, Blacktown and Cumberland) Greater Sydney Commission. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and formerly with the United States Studies. He is the founder and principal of the Cities Leadership Institute in Australia.

He was named by Mayor C. Ray Nagin of New Orleans in 2007 as the Mayor’s Executive Director for Recovery. His post includes coordinating all aspects of the City and Parish’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina. He reported directly to the Mayor and had coordinating responsibilities for the use of all City resources to accomplish this task. He was formerly Dean of the Dean of the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University.

Edward is an internationally recognised leader in urban community development and has been directly involved in strategic planning, financing and real estate development and project management for more than thirty years. He serves on several corporate boards including a several multi-million-dollar real estate development firm. He also served on several US stock exchange board and officer on the Board of ESA one of the largest environmental firms in the United States. He was a principal with Humboldt Realty of Oakland, California. He served on the Advisory Board of Bendigo Bank. Edward served in the Nixon era Dept of State that opened China among other noteworthy accomplishment of that President on the international front. Post Nixon, Ed served in a variety of diplomatic and international aide roles in negotiation and conflict resolution. He has a strong background in international private and public international law. He was named by President Clinton to serve as Vice Chairman of the Presidio Trust and served in the Nixon Administration as well as advisory roles for three other White Houses. He has been engaged in both urban and rural research. His rural research gained him the Community Development Research award in 2002. His urban research led Samuel Guggenheim Fellowship 1995. He has been a named lecturer or visiting faculty member at University of Venice (Current) Oxford, Cambridge, Rutgers, and Harvard, MIT, University of Wisconsin, Penn, UCLA, Sydney University, Melbourne University, and several internationally prestigious forums. He serves on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Development and Transportation. He currently holds visiting professorships at the University of the Vaal n South Africa and the University of Venice in Italy as well as Emeritus Dean and Professorships at UC Berkeley, the University of Southern California and the New School, New York.

Edward is a mediator and dispute resolution specialists, in complex cases for the land and environment court regarding land use, planning, design, construction and related matters. He has been a court appointed mediator and conciliator for major infrastructure, insurance and related business disputes. He has worked on First Peoples’ issue regarding and land commercial disputes in the United States and Australia. He serves on the New South Wales Small Business Commissioner and the Australian National Franchise Mediation Panel.

Njeri Kariuki

Njeri Kariuki is our exclusively recommended Commercial Arbitration expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Njeri directly using the contact details listed above.

Njeri is an advocate who has specialised in resolving disputes through arbitration and ADR. During the course of her career, she has delivered awards as a sole arbitrator spanning the petroleum, insurance, banking, industry & corporate sectors, mainly in the domestic arena.

Njeri has also sat on several three panel tribunals, as co-arbitrator, determining disputes in similar sectors. Besides being an arbitrator, Njeri is also an accredited mediator and is listed as a trainer & a tutor of several courses with the AFL of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

In addition, Njeri currently chairs a Dispute Ajudication Board set-up to midwife an international geothermal project to fruition.

In her primary profession as an advocate, Njeri takes on, in the main, non-contentious matters in the realm of real estate law, probate and succession, commercial contracts, company / business formations & company secretarial matters.

After a two year stint at the University of Nairobi, Njeri completed her BA at York University, Toronto, then went on to study Law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Njeri holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and lives in Nairobi all year round where she thoroughly enjoys the company of her 3 children.

Njeri Kariuki is a travel, kickboxing and power-walking enthusiast.