Mrs Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour SAN, C.Arb appointed member of the World Bank Group Sanction Board
The World has announced the appointment of Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour SAN, C.Arb, practicing lawyer and African International Arbitrator as a member of the World Bank Group SanctionBoard.
The World Bank Sanctions Board is an independent administrative Tribunal composed of seven external judges and serves as the final decision maker in all contested cases of sanctionable conduct occurring in development projects handled by the WorldBank Group to ensure good governance in World bank operations and projects. With her appointment, Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour SAN, C.Arb presently the only Nigerian on the Board, becomes one of the seven external judges for a six year term effective from November 17, 2020 through November 16, 2026. The Independent Board is composed of top jurists and development experts from different jurisdiction.
The Sanctions Board is vest with responsibility to conduct hearings in respect of individuals and corporations alleged to have engaged in sanctionable conduct (fraud, corruption, coercion collusion, obstruction or a lack of transparency) in World Bank Financed Projects. The Board, on a determination that a sanctionable conduct has occurred is vested with power to improve appropriate sanctions including suspension or debarment from World Bank Group financing on such individual or organisation. Decisions of the Sanctions Board are final and non-appealable.
Adedoyin has significant experience in dispute settlement and arbitration. She is regularly ranked by publications including Who’s Legal and Expert Guides as a Pre-eminent arbitrator.
She has been described as highly recommended by clients and peers for her skill and versatile thinking and “one who garners strong prise from market sources for her first-class practice”. She is adjudged as :providing clients with a wealth of expertise as both arbitrator and counsel across the financial services and energy sectors”. Adedoyin is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) International Court of Arbitration, Member International Law Association, Past Member of the Court, Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) The Hague, Netherlands and past Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Artrations (UK) Nigeria Branch.
She is the author of the book titled: ‘Commercial Arbitration Law and Practice in Nigeria through the Cases’ published by LexisNexis.
Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour SAN, C.Arb considers it an honour to be appointed to the Sanctions Board and looks forward to working in the World Bank Family in the achievement of its goals of eradicating extreme poverty, promoting shared prosperity and its commitment to eradicating corruption with its negative effects on the development goals of the World Bank.