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Party autonomy and judicial participation in commercial arbitration: recalibrating the role of Nigerian courts. (2023)
Thesis
ADULOJU, B.M. 2023. Party autonomy and judicial participation in commercial arbitration: recalibrating the role of Nigerian courts. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2270645

Courts and arbitration tribunals aim to resolve disputes and make enforceable decisions in their distinctive way. However, unlike courts, tribunals lack state enforcement power to function independently. Consequently, arbitrating parties have had to... Read More about Party autonomy and judicial participation in commercial arbitration: recalibrating the role of Nigerian courts..

The impact of blockchain and smart contracts on dispute settlement: a case for mediation. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MAK, C.H.W. and MANTE, J. 2023. The impact of blockchain and smart contracts on dispute settlement: a case for mediation. Presented at the 2023 TIAC (Tashkent International Arbitration Centre) Journal of international dispute settlement inaugural annual conference (TJIDS 2023): dispute settlement: the past, present and future dimensions, 14 September 2023, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The research is premised on two important developments, accelerating technological innovation and shifts in dispute resolution paradigms. These advancements offer an innovative framework for dispute avoidance and a more efficient, transparent process... Read More about The impact of blockchain and smart contracts on dispute settlement: a case for mediation..

Blockchain and smart contracts: a game changer in mediation? (2023)
Journal Article
MAK, C.H.W. and MANTE, J. [2023]. Blockchain and smart contracts: a game changer in mediation? Asian journal on mediation [online], (accepted).

In light of accelerating technological innovation and shifts in dispute resolution paradigms, this article elucidates the transformative potential of blockchain technology and smart contracts in mediation. The paper posits that these advancements off... Read More about Blockchain and smart contracts: a game changer in mediation?.

The English CPR's gate-keeping rules, foreign claimants and access to justice. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MANTE, J. 2023. The English CPR's gate-keeping rules, foreign claimants and access to justice. Presented at the 114th Society of Legal Scholars' annual conference 2023 (SLS 2023), Oxford, UK. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2086179

Foreign victims of wrongful acts ostensibly committed by companies domiciled in the United Kingdom and or their subsidiaries are increasingly turning to UK courts for redress. Many of these actions encounter jurisdictional challenges right at the sta... Read More about The English CPR's gate-keeping rules, foreign claimants and access to justice..

Foreign parties and the tort jurisdiction gateway under the English CPR. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MANTE, J. 2023. Foreign parties and the tort jurisdiction gateway under the English CPR. Presented at the 114th Society of Legal Scholars' annual conference 2023 (SLS 2023), Oxford, UK. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2086161

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom took an expansive view of the word ‘damage’ under paragraph 3.1(9)(a) of the CPR Part 6, PD 6B on the tort jurisdictional gateway in the recent case of FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Lady Brownlie. To the court, t... Read More about Foreign parties and the tort jurisdiction gateway under the English CPR..

Group proceedings in Scotland. (2023)
Journal Article
MANTE, J. and ARNELL, P. 2023. Group proceedings in Scotland. Scots law times [online], 2023 (19), pages 93-96. Available from: https://uk.westlaw.com

From 31 July 2020 a new form of proceedings, group proceedings, have been available in the Court of Session. A group for this purpose comprises two or more individuals who each have a separate claim in the subject matter. Litigation has begun. Consid... Read More about Group proceedings in Scotland..

Legal framework for utilisation and emissions-impact mitigation from natural gas production: the case for Nigeria. (2022)
Thesis
ENEYO, G.A. 2022. Legal framework for utilisation and emissions-impact mitigation from natural gas production: the case for Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1880231

Environmental concerns dominate every stage of oil and gas operations, from production to consumption stages. At the production stage, there is the problem of waste of associated gas through flaring emissions, while pipeline leakages and tanker accid... Read More about Legal framework for utilisation and emissions-impact mitigation from natural gas production: the case for Nigeria..

Smart contracts and payment in UK construction: the legal framework. (2022)
Book Chapter
CHRISTIE, D.S. and MANTE, J. 2022. Smart contracts and payment in UK construction: the legal framework. In Dounas, T. and Lombardi, D. (eds.) Blockchain for construction. Singapore: Springer [online], pages 167-184. Available from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3759-0_9

This chapter critically evaluates the way in which the existing United Kingdom (UK) construction payment regime will function with – and assist – payment mechanisms which utilise smart contracts. Blockchain is one of several new developments in the i... Read More about Smart contracts and payment in UK construction: the legal framework..

Research impact on law and policy making in Africa: energy and construction sectors. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
MANTE, J. and MOLLER, L. 2022. Research impact on law and policy making in Africa: energy and construction sectors. Presented at the 5th Adapting to a changing world seminar, 16 June 2022, [virtual event].

This seminar was the fifth of six seminars in the "Adapting to a Changing World" series, convened by Elimma Ezeani. This particular event focused on how research has impacted law and policy, within the spheres of energy and construction in Africa. Th... Read More about Research impact on law and policy making in Africa: energy and construction sectors..

Good faith, mutual trust and cooperation: recent judicial insights. (2022)
Journal Article
MANTE, J. 2022. Good faith, mutual trust and cooperation: recent judicial insights. Construction law journal [online], 38(2), pages 75-92. Available from: https://uk.westlaw.com

The recent Scottish Inner House decision in the case of Van Oord UK Ltd v Dragados UK Ltd has rekindled discussions about the role of good faith and the duty to act in the spirit of mutual trust and cooperation under the NEC Contract Conditions. The... Read More about Good faith, mutual trust and cooperation: recent judicial insights..

Understanding legal research in the built environment. (2021)
Book Chapter
MANTE, J. 2021. Understanding legal research in the built environment. In Manu, E. and Akotia, J. (eds.) Secondary research methods in the built environment. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 8, pages 106-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003000532-8

Legal research is often misunderstood by many a researcher in the built environment, especially beginners. Its role as a suitable research approach employing both primary and secondary sources of data to arrive at logically sound outcomes is often un... Read More about Understanding legal research in the built environment..

Mutual trust and co-operation under NEC 3&4: a fresh perspective. (2018)
Journal Article
MANTE, J. 2018. Mutual trust and co-operation under NEC 3&4: a fresh perspective. Construction law journal [online], 34(4), pages 231-252. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk

Using insights from planning and employment law, this piece looks beyond the conventional connotation of good faith and critically examines the meaning, scope and consequence of the duty to act in a spirit of mutual trust and co-operation under Claus... Read More about Mutual trust and co-operation under NEC 3&4: a fresh perspective..

Dispute resolution under the FIDIC and NEC Conditions: paradox of philosophies and procedures? (2018)
Journal Article
MANTE, J. 2018. Dispute resolution under the FIDIC and NEC Conditions: paradox of philosophies and procedures? International construction law review [online], 35(2), pages 182-223. Available from: https://www.i-law.com/ilaw/doc/view.htm?id=388268

A careful reader of the philosophical underpinnings and the dispute resolution frameworks of the FIDIC and NEC Conditions of Contract will likely be baffled by the paradoxical relationship between the underpinning ethos of these forms and the approac... Read More about Dispute resolution under the FIDIC and NEC Conditions: paradox of philosophies and procedures?.

Interplay between contract and public law: implications for major construction contracts and transparency. (2017)
Journal Article
MANTE, J. and NDEKUGRI, I. 2017. Interplay between contract and public law: implications for major construction contracts and transparency. Public procurement law review [online], 2, pages 98-114. Available from: https:westlaw.co.uk.

The relationship between infrastructure project owners and their contractors is generally governed by contract law. However, where the project owner is a State, there are often additional requirements from public law to be complied with. The challeng... Read More about Interplay between contract and public law: implications for major construction contracts and transparency..

Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective. (2016)
Journal Article
MANTE, J. 2017. Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective. Arbitration international [online], 33(2), pages 275-294. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/arbint/aiw034

Growth in international trade has led to considerable expansion of the scope of matters capable of settlement by arbitration. In spite of sustained scholarly activity on arbitrability, the question of what is arbitrable remains controversial but rele... Read More about Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective..

The challenges of infrastructure procurement in emerging economies and implications for economic development: a case study of Ghana. (2015)
Book Chapter
ANKRAH, N., MANTE, J. and NDEKUGRI, I. 2015. Challenges of infrastructure procurement in emerging economies and implications for economic development: a case study of Ghana. In Abdulai, R.T., Obeng-Odoom, F., Ochieng, E. and Maliene, V. (eds.) Real estate, construction and economic development in emerging market economies. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 9, pages 174-201. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315762289-18

Infrastructure comprises the physical facilities, institutions and organisational structures or the social and economic foundations for the operation of a society (UNCTAD, 2008). The World Bank (1994) defines infrastructure in physical and economic t... Read More about The challenges of infrastructure procurement in emerging economies and implications for economic development: a case study of Ghana..

Resolving infrastructure-related construction disputes in developing countries: the Ghana experience. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
MANTE, J. 2015. Resolving infrastructure-related construction disputes in developing countries: the Ghana experience. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 31st annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management conference 2015 (ARCOM 2015), 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK. Lincoln: ARCOM [online], pages 73-82. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/e9c239a312539d0ed43df45e055a2d32.pdf

The last three decades have witnessed increased investment in infrastructure projects and construction activities in developing countries. Unfortunately, disputes often arise from such projects in developing countries that are resolved by arbitral tr... Read More about Resolving infrastructure-related construction disputes in developing countries: the Ghana experience..

Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
MANTE, J. 2015. Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective. Presented at the 2015 Society of legal scholars conference, 1-4 September 2015, York, UK.

The paper is divided into five sections. The first section provides a brief overview of the concept of arbitrability. The second section surveys the current trend and relationship between arbitrability and public policy in the European and American c... Read More about Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective..

The influence of procurement methods on dispute resolution mechanism choice in construction. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
MANTE, J., NDEKUGRI, I., ANKRAH, N. and HAMMOND, F. 2012. The influence of procurement methods on dispute resolution mechanism choice in construction. In Smith, S.D. (ed.) Proceedings of 28th annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: ARCOM [online], pages 979-988. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-0979-0988_Mante_Ndekugri_Ankrah_Hammond.pdf

The success of major infrastructure projects is crucial to economic development. Clients' expectations that infrastructure projects will meet their objectives are however confronted by hackneyed construction and engineering challenges relating to cos... Read More about The influence of procurement methods on dispute resolution mechanism choice in construction..

Arbitrability in the context of Ghana's new arbitration law. (2012)
Journal Article
MANTE, J. and NDEKUGRI, I. 2012. Arbitrability in the context of Ghana's new arbitration law. International arbitration law review [online], 15(2), pages 31-41. Available from: https://westlaw.co.uk

Examines the approach of Ghana's Alternative Dispute Resolution Act 2010 to the question of arbitrability. Reflects on the concept of arbitrability under international law, the relevant trends emerging from case law, and the approach adopted by the G... Read More about Arbitrability in the context of Ghana's new arbitration law..