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Etigwe Uwa SAN

Etigwe Uwa SAN
16d, Akin Olugbade Street
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+234 1 271 2276
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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 is a noted name in arbitration who has acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations. He has particular expertise in the oil and gas and telecoms industries.

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