Tonye is a partner and heads the Firm’s Port Harcourt office. He handles complex instructions from a diverse clientele. His focus areas of practice are employment, trade law, oil & gas energy and natural resources. Tonye also advises on commercial transactions across other sectors including banking, immigration, regulatory compliance, taxation, land law, environment, and other areas of law practice in Nigeria.
He also holds an LLM degree with a focus on international business law from the University of Liverpool. He has been recommended by The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa for his
litigation experience. He often speaks at seminars and international conferences one of such recent events was the 2019 Africa Business Conference of the Lagos Business School where he shared insights on various aspects of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement.
Tonye is also an arbitrator and is currently the chair of the Port Harcourt chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria Branch and the Secretary Section on Legal Practice of the Nigerian Bar Association.