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Etigwe Uwa SAN

Etigwe Uwa SAN
Office:
16d, Akin Olugbade Street
Victoria Island
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 1 271 2276
Fax:
+234 1 271 2277

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Arbitration

Mr Etigwe Uwa SAN has over 20 years of extensive experience in dispute resolution. He practised at the law firms of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore and FO Akinrele & Co where he was, at various times head of the litigation and arbitration departments, before leaving to set up his own practice - Streamsowers & Co. His firm merged in 2006 with Kohn Associates to form Streamsowers & Köhn.

His recent arbitration experiences include representing a Mauritian company (which invested in one of the gas distribution companies in Nigeria) in an arbitration conducted under the LCIA Rules in a dispute over the enforcement of security granted under the funding agreements entered with its partners. He has also represented an international oil company in a dispute involving the contract sum payable in respect of an Aircraft Service Contract, and defended an international oil and gas company in a dispute involving the provision of security vessel and security service. 

Etigwe represented a major distributor of Daimler AG of Mercedes Benz vehicles in Nigeria and other West African countries, in the first ever arbitration to be conducted at the Lagos Court of Arbitration, midway through hearing at the arbitration, Etigwe was able to negotiate a settlement of the dispute. Etigwe recently procured a landmark decision at the Nigerian Court of Appeal on the non-arbitrability of disputes involving computation of tax.

Etigwe is on the panel of neutrals at the Lagos Court of Arbitration and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

WWL says: Etigwe Uwa SAN has handled numerous arbitrations from across the energy, telecommunications and transport sectors, among others, and receives praise for his “skilful handing of complicated legal problems”.  

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Aviation

Mr Etigwe Uwa SAN has over 20 years of extensive experience in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He practised at the law firms of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore and F O Akinrele & Co, where he was at various times head of the litigation and arbitration departments, before leaving to set up his own practice, Streamsowers & Co. His firm merged in 2006 with Köhn Associates to form Streamsowers & Köhn, where he heads the dispute resolution department. 

Mr Uwa was a lead consultant to the Ministry of Aviation with regard to drafting the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act 2006 and the subsequent declarations made by the federal republic of Nigeria for the purposes of the Convention on International Interest in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Protocol (Capetown Convention). Mr Uwa has advised on several aircraft mortgage transactions under the Capetown Convention and his area of specialisation spans regulatory compliance, contentious matters and finance. He has acted in various instances for the Ministry of Aviation, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Delta Air Lines Inc, Dana Airlines and numerous aviation companies. 

He is the current chairman of the aviation section of the section on business law of the Nigerian Bar Association. 

Mr Uwa is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and was conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in April 2010.

WWL says: Etigwe Uwa SAN is the partner in charge of the dispute resolution practice, and “continually impresses” clients with “his willingness to always go the extra mile for them”.

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

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