Osinachi Nwadem

Aelex, Nigeria

Osinachi is a Senior Associate in ǼLEX, Nigeria and is a certified construction industry expert with extensive experience in construction law and arbitration. Osinachi has broad know-how in acting for and advising on legal issues concerning construction projects and contracts. He has assisted clients in the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of construction contracts, and has represented clients in several construction arbitrations. Osinachi’s clients are key players in the construction industry ranging from property developers, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, owners and builders. Osinachi is a regular contributor to several construction law platforms and publications. His publications on legal issues affecting construction projects and contracts offer unique guidance to players in the construction industry. 

Some of Osinachi’s publications are:

  • “Establishing Disruption and Loss of Productivity Claims in Construction Projects: What is Required of the Contractor.” Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law, vol. 11, issue 4, 2020, pp. 1-16.
  • “Exploring the Contractor’s Compensation Options for Extra Work with no Formal Variation Instruction.” Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law, vol. 12, issue 2, 2021, pp. 1-20.
  • “A Critical Discussion of the Available Defences to Extension of Time Claims in Construction Disputes.”

Osinachi is currently a doctoral researcher at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. Particularly, his PhD research focuses on exploring viable remedies to contractors’ payment problems in the Nigerian construction industry. Osinachi is a member of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators (ICIArb), the International Bar Association and the Nigerian Bar Association.