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Anthony Idigbe SAN

Anthony Idigbe SAN
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Plot 45 Oyibo Adjarho Street
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Off Admiralty Way
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City:
Lagos
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Nigeria
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Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Arbitration

Anthony Idigbe is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and senior partner at Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, a fully integrated and multi-dimensional business law practice with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Asaba, Nigeria and member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), a global association of over 95 independent law firms located in more than 50 countries around the world. Anthony Idigbe has 35 years experience in advocacy, dispute resolution, and other core areas of legal practice. He was recently admitted to practise law in Ontario, Canada.

He is a fellow of INSOL International; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN); and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of several national and international bodies including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA); the International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN); the Institute of Directors (IOD); and the International Insolvency Institute (III). Anthony has Masters of Law degrees from the University of Toronto (2015); the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, with specialisation in construction law and international arbitration (2012); and the University of Lagos, Akoka. (1988). He also has an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) (1997). He obtained an LLB from the University of Ife (1982) before attending the Nigerian Law School for his Barrister at Law (BL) (1983). He founded the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA) and is currently one of the association’s trustees.

Anthony Idigbe has been involved in various commercial arbitrations (including ICC arbitrations), in the capacity of chairman, member, counsel or party representative. He is a member of ICC Nigeria national committee on arbitration and chairman of the ICC Nigeria mediation rules launch sub-committee. He was the chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in a matter involving an international company and a leading bank, on an alleged breach of respondent's obligation under a vending agreement. He was co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration of 2012; lead counsel to the claimant in arbitration between two leading infrastructure providers in a construction dispute; lead counsel to the respondent in a matter involving a leading bank and an investment company on underwriting claims worth over 15 billion naira; lead counsel to claimant in a corporate governance dispute; and lead counsel to claimant in arbitration between two major players in the oil and gas sector involving a claim for damages under charter party dispute.

He is the author of several published works including Arbitration Practice in Nigeria (2010); Innovations in New Civil Procedure Rules in Nigeria and Legal Aspects of Capital Market Operations in Nigeria (all published by Distinct Universal Limited). He also authored the chapter "ADR Practice in Nigeria" in ADR Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa (edited by Michaela Falls, published by Aspatore, 2009); the Nigerian chapter on arbitration in the International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (Global Legal Group); and the Nigerian chapter in World Arbitration Reporter (Juris Publishing).

Anthony Idigbe is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitral panel. He is a notary public and a renowned resource person in this area of law.

WWL says: Anthony Idigbe SAN brings wide-ranging and extensive experience in dispute resolution to the table for clients.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Energy & Natural Resources

Anthony Idigbe is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and senior partner at Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, a fully integrated and multi-dimensional business law practice with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Asaba, Nigeria and member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), a global association of over 95 independent law firms located in more than 50 countries around the world. Anthony Idigbe has 35 years experience in advocacy, dispute resolution, and other core areas of legal practice. He was recently admitted to practise law in Ontario, Canada.

He is a fellow of INSOL International; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN); and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of several national and international bodies including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA); the International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN); the Institute of Directors (IOD); and the International Insolvency Institute (III). Anthony has Masters of Law degrees from the University of Toronto (2015); the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, with specialisation in construction law and international arbitration (2012); and the University of Lagos, Akoka. (1988). He also has an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) (1997). He obtained an LLB from the University of Ife (1982) before attending the Nigerian Law School for his Barrister at Law (BL) (1983). He founded the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA) and is currently one of the association’s trustees.

Anthony Idigbe has been involved in various commercial arbitrations (including ICC arbitrations), in the capacity of chairman, member, counsel or party representative. He is a member of ICC Nigeria national committee on arbitration and chairman of the ICC Nigeria mediation rules launch sub-committee. He was the chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in a matter involving an international company and a leading bank, on an alleged breach of respondent's obligation under a vending agreement. He was co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration of 2012; lead counsel to the claimant in arbitration between two leading infrastructure providers in a construction dispute; lead counsel to the respondent in a matter involving a leading bank and an investment company on underwriting claims worth over 15 billion naira; lead counsel to claimant in a corporate governance dispute; and lead counsel to claimant in arbitration between two major players in the oil and gas sector involving a claim for damages under charter party dispute.

He is the author of several published works including Arbitration Practice in Nigeria (2010); Innovations in New Civil Procedure Rules in Nigeria and Legal Aspects of Capital Market Operations in Nigeria (all published by Distinct Universal Limited). He also authored the chapter "ADR Practice in Nigeria" in ADR Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa (edited by Michaela Falls, published by Aspatore, 2009); the Nigerian chapter on arbitration in the International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (Global Legal Group); and the Nigerian chapter in World Arbitration Reporter (Juris Publishing).

Anthony Idigbe is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitral panel. He is a notary public and a renowned resource person in this area of law.

WWL says: Anthony Idigbe SAN wins praise from international sources for his top-tier energy litigation practice.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Restructuring & Insolvency

Anthony Idigbe is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and senior partner at Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, a fully integrated and multidimensional business law practice with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Asaba, Nigeria and member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), a global association of over 95 independent law firms located in more than 50 countries around the world. Anthony Idigbe has 35 years’ experience in advocacy, dispute resolution, and other core areas of legal practice. He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2000 and was recently admitted to practise law in Ontario, Canada.

He is a fellow of INSOL International; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN); and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of several national and international bodies including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA); the International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN); the Institute of Directors (IOD); and the International Insolvency Institute (III). Anthony has three Masters of Law degrees from the University of Toronto (2015); the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, with a specialisation in construction law and international arbitration (2012); and the University of Lagos, Akoka (1988). He also has an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) (1997). He obtained an LLB from the University of Ife (1982) before attending the Nigerian Law School for his barrister at law (BL) qualification (1983). He founded the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA) and is currently one of the Association’s trustees.

Anthony Idigbe has extensive experience in insolvency and restructuring including acting as receiver/manager of the core investor in a major print media in Nigeria; and receiver/manager of an oil servicing company. He has also been involved in: receivership of the power plant of an energy company in Nigeria by a leading bank and advised on implementation of a rescue alternative to the business, acting in both a litigation and advisory capacity; the pursuit of several creditors' claims against the Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications company in liquidation; the cross-border liquidation of a wholly foreign-owned company registered in Nigeria; and one of the largest private company cross border liquidation in Nigeria relating to the tracing of funds worth about 2.3 billion naira to over five different jurisdictions. He has acted as a Nigerian law expert on the liquidation of business enterprises in a London litigation involving the property of a former Nigerian Bank in liquidation; and acted on behalf of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation and provided expert opinions on various issues in dispute between the parties regarding sale of property of a Nigerian company in liquidation which opinions were filed in the London Chancery Court.

Anthony Idigbe was appointed in 2013 as the national coordinator for Nigeria in the World Bank global forum of law’s justice and development project on treatment of shareholders’ rights in insolvency of companies (2013 to 2014). He is a notary public, the author of numerous articles and a renowned resource person.

WWL says: Anthony Idigbe SAN is renowned for his long-standing experience advising clients in the telecommunications sector on corporate restructurings and insolvency issues.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - TMT

Anthony Idigbe is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and senior partner at Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, a fully integrated and multidimensional business law practice with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Asaba, Nigeria and member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), a global association of over 95 independent law firms located in more than 50 countries around the world. Anthony Idigbe has 35 years’ experience in advocacy, dispute resolution, and other core areas of legal practice. He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2000 and was recently admitted to practise law in Ontario, Canada.

He is a fellow of INSOL International; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN); and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of several national and international bodies including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA); the International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN); the Institute of Directors (IOD); and the International Insolvency Institute (III). Anthony has three master of laws degrees from: the University of Toronto (2015); the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, with a specialisation in construction law and international arbitration (2012); and the University of Lagos, Akoka (1988). He also has an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu (1997). He did his first degree in law LLB at University of Ife (1982) before attending the Nigerian Law School for his barrister at law (BL) qualification (1983). He founded the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA) and is currently one of the Association’s trustees.

Anthony Idigbe has been counsel to the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He currently represents some of the foremost telecommunication companies, including Airtel Nigeria, Etisalat, Huawei and Tecno Telecom, in matters of litigation, site acquisition, product registration, trademark registration, legal opinion and community relations, and other consultancy work. He acted as legal and transaction adviser to principal parties to a renowned Nigerian telecommunication company in its proposed acquisition and restoration of NITEL's SAT3/WASC cable system in 2008–2009. He prepared the road map for establishing the special purpose vehicle, memorandum of understanding between the parties seeking to invest in the SPV and other transaction agreements between the parties. The firm is currently representing a foremost international music company as their company secretary and regional solicitors.

He is a fellow of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), the agency that regulates the practice of advertising in Nigeria and currently acts as counsel to the agency on all legal matters. He was lecturer at the Council from 2000 to 2002. He was also the receiver/manager of the core investor in a major print media company in Nigeria that publishes Daily Times and other titles. He has also advised Leaders and Company Limited, the group owners of the newspaper ThisDay, on several issues, as well as the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) in their dispute with the Lagos state regulator and challenges concerning outdoor signage. Anthony Idigbe, in addition, has interest in Digits Legal Support Services Limited, the local agent and sole distributor of AbacusLaw (a law office management software) in Nigeria.

Anthony Idigbe is a notary public, the author of numerous articles and a renowned expert on telecommunications, advertising, media and technology law.

WWL says: The “excellent” Anthony Idigbe SAN continues to impress sources with his expert handling of large and complex transactions in the telecommunications space.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Aviation

Anthony Idigbe is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and senior partner at Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, a fully integrated and multi-dimensional business law practice with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Asaba, Nigeria and member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), a global association of over 95 independent law firms located in more than 50 countries around the world. Anthony Idigbe has 35 years experience in advocacy, dispute resolution, and other core areas of legal practice. He was recently admitted to practise law in Ontario, Canada.

He is a fellow of INSOL International; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN); and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of several national and international bodies including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA); the International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN); the Institute of Directors (IOD); and the International Insolvency Institute (III). Anthony has Masters of Law degrees from the University of Toronto (2015); the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, with specialisation in construction law and international arbitration (2012); and the University of Lagos, Akoka. (1988). He also has an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) (1997). He obtained an LLB from the University of Ife (1982) before attending the Nigerian Law School for his Barrister at Law (BL) (1983). He founded the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA) and is currently one of the association’s trustees.

Anthony Idigbe has been involved in various commercial arbitrations (including ICC arbitrations), in the capacity of chairman, member, counsel or party representative. He is a member of ICC Nigeria national committee on arbitration and chairman of the ICC Nigeria mediation rules launch sub-committee. He was the chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in a matter involving an international company and a leading bank, on an alleged breach of respondent's obligation under a vending agreement. He was co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration of 2012; lead counsel to the claimant in arbitration between two leading infrastructure providers in a construction dispute; lead counsel to the respondent in a matter involving a leading bank and an investment company on underwriting claims worth over 15 billion naira; lead counsel to claimant in a corporate governance dispute; and lead counsel to claimant in arbitration between two major players in the oil and gas sector involving a claim for damages under charter party dispute.

He is the author of several published works including Arbitration Practice in Nigeria (2010); Innovations in New Civil Procedure Rules in Nigeria and Legal Aspects of Capital Market Operations in Nigeria (all published by Distinct Universal Limited). He also authored the chapter "ADR Practice in Nigeria" in ADR Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa (edited by Michaela Falls, published by Aspatore, 2009); the Nigerian chapter on arbitration in the International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (Global Legal Group); and the Nigerian chapter in World Arbitration Reporter (Juris Publishing).

Anthony Idigbe is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitral panel. He is a notary public and a renowned resource person in this area of law.

WWL says: One of the most versatile practitioners in Nigeria today, Anthony Idigbe SAN has a deep understanding of complex aviation and transport mandates.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

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