Dr Chudozie Okongwu is the head of NERA’s European finance, litigation, and dispute resolution group. He has been retained in hundreds of matters, directing projects in the areas of economics, finance and valuation.
Dr Okongwu has provided expert evidence in venues including the High Court of Justice Chancery Division (UK), High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division Technology and Construction Court (UK), Southwark Crown Court (UK), High Court of Ireland, Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, and US federal, state and bankruptcy courts. He has also testified in international arbitrations in various forums, including in the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as in arbitration proceedings brought under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and ad hoc arbitrations. He has also given evidence in US domestic arbitration forums including Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and its predecessor, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD); Federal Arbitration, Inc; New York Stock Exchange Inc; Department of Arbitration; and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Dr Okongwu is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Expert Witness and Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts.
Prior to joining NERA, Dr Okongwu was a member of Banque Paribas’s fixed income emerging markets team in London and New York. Dr Okongwu holds a PhD and MA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation focused on the determinants and consequences of volatile portfolio capital flows to emerging market countries. Dr Okongwu received his SB in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
WWL says: Chudozie Okongwu is "extremely good, very thorough", "always effective" and "he never falters under cross-examination". Sources note that he provides "a truly forensic approach to arbitration and valuation”.
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