Hamid Abdulkareem has co-authored the “Substantive Protections: Obligations” chapter with Babatunde O Fagbohunlu, SAN of Aluko & Oyebode in the first edition of Global Arbitration Review’s The Guide to Investment Treaty Protection and Enforcement.

The chapter explores three distinct substantive protections: umbrella clauses, transfer of funds clauses, and prohibitions of performance requirements, providing an overview and treaty examples for each. The authors also look at relevant case law and identify (where applicable) the jurisprudential debates that have emerged.

To read the chapter, please click here.


Hamid, counsel in the London office, is an experienced arbitration practitioner and litigator, having regularly advised multinational companies on an extensive range of disputes. He is a current Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Insolvency and International Arbitration Working Group, the Young Africa Chair for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration’s Young Arbitrators Network’s Advisory Board.

Hamid has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders for Arbitration and as a National Leader for arbitration in Nigeria, having been described as “a very smart and skilful advocate, one of the best of his generation” and “an excellent an incredibly hard-working attorney who has established himself as the go-to for arbitration in his region”. He is also ranked in The Legal 500 for dispute resolution.

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