Profile of Professor Paul Obo Idornigie, SAN, PhD, FCIS (London), FCIArb(UK), Chartered Arbitrator
Professor Paul Obo Idornigie, a University Scholar, holds a doctorate degree in International Commercial Arbitration; is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (London); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); Chartered Arbitrator; member, London Court of International Arbitration; member, Lagos Court of Arbitration; member, Nigerian Bar Association; member, Nigerian Association of Law Teachers; member, International Bar Association and Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
He is on the Panel of Neutrals at the Abuja and Asaba Multi-door Courthouses, Lagos Court of Arbitration and the Panel of Arbitrators at the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Lagos, Nigeria and Nigerian Communications Commission, Abuja, Nigeria. He is also a Faculty Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK; former member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association; former Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Branch; former Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Abuja Chapter and a Member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Review of Nigeria’s Model Draft Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA).
He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Notary Public for Nigeria and an Author. He was Lecturer, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria; Plateau School of Accountancy and Management Studies, Jos, and ANAN College of Accountancy, Jos; Senior Lecturer, Nigerian Law School, Abuja; and General Counsel, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Abuja. He is now occupying the SMA Belgore Distinguished Chair as a Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja. He is a Legal Consultant, Arbitrator, Regulatory/ADR and Public-Private-Partnership [PPP] Specialist. He has taught Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Processes at various levels.
He attended Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex, UK; the University of Jos, Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, Nigeria. He has published extensively in local and international journals on ADR processes,
company law, company secretarial practice, constitutional law, international economic law, law reform and private sector participation in infrastructure delivery.