L Chidi Ilogu comes highly recommended by peers for his deep expertise in domestic and international maritime law.
Mr L Chidi Ilogu attended King’s College, Lagos. He graduated (LLB (Hons) from the University of Ife and holds a master’s degree (LLM) in maritime law from Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. He is a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and the senior partner of Foundation Chambers, a preeminent maritime law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He has over 40 years’ experience in legal practice and commercial arbitration with emphasis on maritime, aviation and oil and gas matters.
He is a consultant to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on legal matters, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
He is currently the president of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association, which is the Nigerian branch of the Comité Maritime International (CMI); and he serves on the advisory board of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria. He acts for several port terminal operators, shipping agencies, shipping lines, logistic companies, and oil and gas companies. He consults for major maritime parastatals in Nigeria on maritime policies and legislation; acts for P&I clubs; and collaborates with several international law firms specialising in international transportation, oil and gas practice and arbitration.
He is the author of Essays on Maritime Law and Practice and Foundation of Carriage of Goods by Sea – The Nigerian Perspective, and has published several articles on shipping and maritime law. He organises, and lectures and participates at, seminars and workshops on maritime and energy law, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.