Miannaya Aja Essien, SAN, FCIArb

Miannaya Aja Essien, SAN, FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator

Previous working experience:

Head of Chambers, Chike Chigbue (SAN) & Co. Lagos 1986 : 1990. Company Secretary/Legal Adviser OUT Finance Limited. Specialises in complex commercial matters, corporate Law, arbitration, receivership and liquidation, mergers and takeovers, privatisation, energy, environmental, oil & gas law, intellectual property and litigation. She acts regularly as party appointed arbitrator or chairperson of various arbitral tribunals.

Attained the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2007. Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); immediate past chairperson of the Port Harcourt Chapter of the Nigerian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Registered Capital Market Consultant with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Member of several Associations including the Nigerian Bar Association (where she has held/holds several positions), the International Law Association (Nigerian Branch), Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria, LCIA (African Users' Council) and the Lagos Court of Arbitration.

Lectures at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Nigeria where she is a member of the adjunct faculty and is also an approved tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

She is a regular resource person at seminars, workshops and conferences. Independent research carried out by Who's Who Legal: Nigeria identified her as one of Nigeria's leading business lawyers.

She has been identified by The ICFM Leading Lawyers 500 as one of the top 500 lawyers in the world and ranked by Chambers and Partners in Chambers Global 2014

 

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