About AYA Membership

AYA is an association of young arbitration practitioners in Africa, under the age of 40, founded by Abayomi Okubote, who was inspired after his UK secondment by ILFA in 2015, and started with other young practitioners sharing a passion for arbitration. AYA is open to young practitioners having professional links to Africa and organizes events and programs to develop young arbitrators and to give them a face within the arbitration space.



The idea of the association stemmed from the realisation that arbitration in Africa is perceived as a “closed shop” specially made and open to senior practitioners, thus difficult for young practitioners to fully benefit from them. AYA brings a new dimension to the arbitration community and showcases young talents in Africa. It provides an avenue for senior practitioners to mentor the younger generation, networking opportunities with leading international practitioners, and steady progress along the learning curve.


AYA is duly registered as a not-for-profit association under the laws of Nigeria.


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Email: info@youngarbitratorsng.org; youngarbitratorsafrica@gmail.com

Tel: +2348052141595; +2348180588057

Office: Suite AA, Nwaorah Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.