Prospective JSC – Personality Check: Idigbe (SAN)


Anthony Ikemefuna Idigbe (SAN) is a Senior Partner, Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors.

Born in 1961, he had his early education at St. Partrick’s College, Asaba and proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, where he obtained his degree in law in 1978.  He graduated from the Nigerian Law School with a 2nd Class Upper Division and was called to the Nigerian bar in July 1983. Anthony has three Masters of Law degrees from the University of Toronto (2015); the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, with specialization in construction law and international arbitration (2012); and the University of Lagos, Akoka (1988). He also has an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu (1997). He was elevated to the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2000.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and International Bar Association (IBA). He is a member, Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN). He is also a member of several national and international bodies including, the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals INSOL; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA); International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN); Institute of Directors (IOD) and International Insolvency Institute (III) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitral panel. He is a fellow of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).  He is the founder of the Capital Market Solicitors Association (“CMSA”) and remained the Chairman of the Association for many years. He is presently  a Trustee of the Association.

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He was recently appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as Chairman of the committee to review some legislation/bills including the Investment and Securities Act (2007); the Nigerian Trade and Competition Commission Bill, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill, the Restrictive Trade Practices, Monopolies and Price Control Bill, and other laws/bills relating to Anti-trust and Competition in Nigeria.

He was appointed in February 2012 by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a member of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force.

He received the NBA Merit Award June 2012 – As a Role Model in Legal Practice

His practice areas include; Consultancy and Process Advisory; Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Arbitration and ADR; International Trade and Investment; Mergers and Acquisition; Privatization and Capital Markets; Transport: Aviation, Shipping and Admiralty; Project Finance and Construction Law; Oil and Gas; PPP (Public-Private Partnership Practice).

In June 2016 Idigbe SAN was admitted to practice law in Ontario, Canada.

We present Anthony Idigbe SAN Gentlemen!

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