Dorothy Udeme Ufot

Mrs. Dorothy Udeme Ufot, SAN is the founding and Managing Partner of Dorothy Ufot & Co, a leading law firm in Nigeria where she heads the International Arbitration and Litigation departments of the firm.

Dorothy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a Chartered Arbitrator. She is an immediate past Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris (2006-June 2018).

She has acted as an arbitrator in several complex high volume arbitrations in institutional and adhoc arbitrations taking place in the U.K, Europe, UAE and Africa.

Dorothy was designated to serve a six-year term on the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in February 2017. She is currently on her fourth ICSID case  and has recently concluded arbitrations under the ICC, DIAC, RCICAL and LCIA rules of arbitration.

In 2009, Dorothy was elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) (equivalent to the English Queen’s Counsel), in recognition of her vast work in commercial litigation.