Julius Nkafu is a Barrister specialising in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution both in the United Kingdom and Cameroon. He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, England.
He was enrolled as a solicitor of the supreme court of England & Wales in 2002. He obtained his first degree in law (premier degre en droit public) in the University of Yaoundé Cameroon, CPE, LLM at the London Guildhall University, PGCE at the University of Greenwich and PGC in Transnational Oil & Gas and Energy Law, University of Derby.
His arbitration practice focuses on international arbitration. He has advised and assisted many clients in courts and tribunals in a variety of commercial and civil disputes. Julius has been involved in lengthy very complex arbitration in Africa and the United Kingdom. He has worked alone but also as part of a team with a major London based law firm.
Julius understands arbitrations under the OHADA, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), ICC, UNCITRAL and KIAC, Cairo Centre for International Arbitration (CRCICA) and others rules, as well as ad-hoc arrangements. Julius is fluent in English and French and a member of a number of professional associations, including the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA).
Julius is a member of the Appeals and Sanctions Board of the African Development Bank Group (ADB), the Chairman of the Cameroon Business Council and Vice Chairperson and Equalities officer of the Finance and Legal Branch of Unite Union in the United Kingdom, the biggest Trade Union in Europe.
Julius has recently published an article on ADR Methods for dispute resolution during COVID 19 period in The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) website