Pump Court Chambers

Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN recognised in Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist

News 24th March 2021

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN has been recognised in the inaugural edition of the Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist.

This prestigious recognition is a new initiative of the Africa Arbitration Academy, Africa Arbitration and the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA) – established to celebrate the achievements of leading arbitration practitioners from Africa and recognise their contributions to the development of arbitration in the continent.

The Powerlist is supported and published by leading arbitral institutions and organisations including:

  • The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch)
  • Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC)
  • Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA)
  • Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Centre (CIMAC)
  • Lagos Court Of Arbitration (LCA), Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb)
  • East Africa International Arbitration Centre (EAIAC)
  • AfricArb, and IResolve (Tanzania)

Oba has extensive international arbitration experience both as an arbitrator and as counsel. He is regarded as a leading practitioner in the UK and Nigeria. He has a broad international practice focussing on Africa related litigation and dispute resolution, providing high-level advice and representation for nation states, individuals, corporate clients and other organisations, (including NGOs).

Oba has also provided expert advice and evidence on issues of Nigerian law to a wide range of institutional, corporate and individual clients ranging from the Treasury Solicitors to leading City firms and business entrepreneurs.

Senior Clerk, Tony Atkins said: “We are delighted that  Mr Nsugbe QC, SAN has been recognised in the inaugural Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist. Mr Nsugbe has dedicated much of his time not just to the practice of arbitration but also to the education and training for the younger generation of up and coming arbitral practitioners on the African continent. This ranking is a testament to a standard  of excellence consistently maintained over a the course of a distinguished career as a barrister and arbitrator.” 

For further information on Oba’s practice or to instruct him please contact Tony Atkins, Senior Clerk or Jonathan Cue, Senior Civil & ADR Clerk  on 020 7353 0711 or via email: clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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