Uzoma Azikiwe, SAN

PARTNER

Uzoma Azikiwe (SAN) is a Partner and the head of the firm’s litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution team. He provides advice in maritime, aviation, employment and energy matters, and his specialisations include advising multinationals on oil, gas and environmental matters, the provision, manning and maintenance of vessels, cabotage issues, telecommunications, construction, administrative and constitutional law.

He trained as an International Commercial Arbitrator with several Nigerian and international arbitration organisations including the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK, Chartered Institute of Arbitration (Nigeria), and Chartered Institute of Mediation and Conciliation. He obtained a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom and has benefitted from PIDA training in International Commercial Arbitration, PIDA training in International Commercial Contracts and training by the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Uzoma makes presentations, presents depositions and gives evidence as a legal expert on Nigerian law before various foreign courts. Most recently, he appeared in this capacity before the High Court of Justice in England (in the 2009 case of Dornoch Limited & Others -v- Westminster International BV & Others) and in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, USA in the case of Harry A. Akande –v- TransAmerica Airlines Inc & Others.

He has published articles on commercial law including “The Doctrine of Undisclosed Agency Revisited”, environmental law and arbitration. He presents papers at and conducts seminars for various major service companies in the oil industry in Nigeria on employment and labour matters.

2006Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1998Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1990Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1988G.S. Ebeagwu & Co.
1986-1987State Counsel, Oyo State Ministry of Justice

2020Senior Advocate of Nigeria
2003St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
1986Nigerian Law School, BL
1985University of Ife (LL.B); LL.M

1986Nigeria

Nigerian Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) - 2004 
Chartered Institute of Mediation and Conciliators
Chartered Institute of Taxation – 2004

The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review (GAR)

July 14, 2022

Uzoma Azikiwe, SAN (Partner), Festus Onyia (Partner), and Michael Ugah (Associate) of the firm’s dispute resolution team, have contributed the Nigerian chapter to the 2022 edition of The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review (GAR). The publication is now live; to read it, please click here: https://globalarbitrationreview.com/review/the-middle-eastern-and-african-arbitration-review/2022/article/nigeria. The publication addresses topical issues such as whether […]

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Innovations in corporate insolvency in Nigeria under the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 –Insolvency Practitioners

June 23, 2022

 

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A Party Seeking To Enforce An Arbitral Award In Nigeria Does Not Need To Comply With The Pre-Action Protocol Required Under The High Court Of Lagos State

May 5, 2022

UUBO’s Dispute Resolution team is pleased to share its most recent publication authored by Uzoma Azikiwe, SAN (Partner), Festus Onyia FCIArb, UK (Partner) and Michael Ugah (Associate), which discusses the recent decision of the High Court of Lagos State where the High Court ruled that a party seeking to enforce an arbitral award under the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act […]

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The Legal Basis For The Award Of Delayed Payment Or Pre-judgment Interest In Debt Recovery Claims In Nigeria

August 18, 2021

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UUBO contributes to the 2018 edition of The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review

August 27, 2018

Uzoma Azikiwe (Partner) and Festus Onyia (Partner), of the firm’s dispute resolution team, have contributed the Nigerian chapter, titled ‘Arbitrability of Tax Disputes Under Nigerian Law’, to the 2018 edition of The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review (GAR). The publication is now live; to read it, click here.  

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