LL.B (Hons.), LL.M
Emmanuel Dike is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigerian Society of International Law and is Senior Partner in Jasmine Advocates. With an LL.B (Hons.) Degree from the Lagos State University and an LL.M from the University of Lagos, Emmanuel is a Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert Negotiator.
He has specialized interest in contract negotiation, ADR, construction law, oil and gas law, maritime and law of the sea, intellectual property, and technology matters.
He was the pioneer General Counsel at the Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Lagos (RCICAL), where he held a diplomatic status. RCICAL was the first major international ADR institution in sub-Sahara Africa, established by treaty between the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation and the Federal Government of Nigeria.
He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators, and the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators. He is presently a member of Council and Secretary – General of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators. He was an ADR to the US Commercial Law Department Programme (CLDP) for West Africa in 2002, which produced a trade and investment compendium for use by US investors in West Africa.
Emmanuel was trained by the ADR Centre, Italy as a Mediation Trainer; and is certified as a World Bank sponsored ADR Trainer.
He is currently working with a team of international consultants that is promoting the cutting-edge ADR concept of Mediative-Conciliation, globally. Mediative-Conciliation is being used by the CRS (Community Relations Service and Environmental Justice), department of the US DOJ, to deal with discrimination and violent hate crimes caused by tension related to race, gender, religion, and disability amongst much more. It was employed to alleviate racial tensions in the wake of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, as well as the 2010 Mexican Gulf Oil Spill.
Emmanuel successfully acted as a mediator in a ground-breaking community youth restiveness that became violent in an oil producing community in South East Nigeria in 2019.