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Miannaya Essien, SAN, FCIArB
Miannaya Aja Essien, SAN, FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator
Specialises in complex commercial matters, corporate Law, arbitration, banking, receivership and liquidation, mergers and takeovers, privatisation, energy, environmental, oil & gas law, intellectual property and litigation. 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); past chairperson of the Port Harcourt Chapter of the Nigerian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). 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. Registered Capital Market Consultant with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Immediate past Chairperson of the Section of Legal Practice of the Nigerian Bar Association.
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 (United Kingdom) teaching all levels of international and domestic commercial arbitration.
She is a regular resource person at seminars, workshops and conferences. Independent research carried out by Who’s Who Legal: Nigeria, Chambers and Partners and other organisations have identified her as one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers.
Aham Eke Ejelam SAN
Called to the Nigerian Bar in August, 1985. LL.B (Hons.) (1984) University of Nigeria. LL.M (2000) from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Made a Senior Advocate of Nigeria on the 22nd of September, 2014.
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Member, International Bar Association. Member, Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Member of the Executive, Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch. Member of Sections on Business Law and Legal Practice respectively of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Member, Disciplinary Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch. Chairman, Award and Honours Committee, NBA Port Harcourt Branch. Notary Public of Federal Republic of Nigeria. Registered Capital Market Consultant. Knight of St. Christopher, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Previous working experience
Deputy Head of Chambers, C. V. Georgewill & Co. (1986 – 1992), previously Managing Solicitor, Amity Chambers (1993 – 2003).
Specializes in Corporate and Commercial Law, Constitutional Law and Election Petitions, Private and Personal Law, Oil and gas and Environmental Law, General Court Practice.
Called to the bar August 1985. LLB (Hons) 1984 from the University of Ife. LL.M (1989) from the University of Lagos.
Previous working experience- Solicitor, Akin Sanda & Co., 1985 -1991), Solicitor, Coker & Co., 376 Grays Inn Road, London WC2, (1991 – 1996).
Partner Sui Generis Chambers (1997 -2003). Specialises in Immigration Law, expatriate quota, residency permits, Oil and Gas law, Private Law, Banking Law, International Law, Secured Credit Transactions and Litigation, Registered Capital market Consultant.
University of Calabar, LL.B. Hons., B.L., Rivers State University of Science and Technology (LL.M., B.L.) Called 1995.
Abia State Uni. LL.B. Hons, Called to Bar 2000. Rivers State University of Science and Technology. (LL.M., B.L.).
University of Benin (B.A Hons) 1988, Rivers State University of Science and Technology (LL.B., B.L.). Called 2001
(LL.B. Hons. B.L.) University of Nigeria, Enugu. Called to The Nigerian Bar in 2001.
(LL.B., B.L.) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra. Called to the Nigerian Bar 2007.
U . J. Otikor
(LL.B., B.L.) Rivers State University of Science and Technology. Called to Bar, 2008.
University Of Nigeria, Enugu (Nsukka), Enugu. Called to the Bar 2004.
(LL.B., B.L.) University of Calabar, Cross River State. Called to the Bar 2012.
University of Ado-Ekiti (LL.B.)(Hons.). Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2011.
(LL.B., B.L.) Kwame Nkrumah University, Ghana. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012.
Lesemi B. Wokoma
LL.B., Madonna University. Called to the Bar in 2013. LL.M., Swansea University, Wales, UK.
LL.B. (2013) Ekiti State University. Called to the Bar in 2014. LL.M (2016) University of Nottingham, UK.
University of Essex, UK. (LL.B)(Hons) 2015. Called to the Bar in 2016.
LLB(Hons) from University of Ibadan. Called to the Bar in 2017.
LLB. Rivers State University
Called to Bar 2019.