Chief T.J. Onomigbo Okpoko (SAN) OON is the Principal Partner and co-founder of Thompson Okpoko & Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Law from London School of Economics and Political Science in 1970, enrolled as Solicitors and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1971 and was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1987. Prior to his legal career, he worked as a Primary School Teacher.
During his career as a lawyer, he served in various bodies in the Nigeria Legal Profession and was made a life bencher in year 2000 by the Body of Bencher.
He is a member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London and Nigeria; member Advisory Committee of Lagos Regional Centre International and Commercial Arbitration; President, Nigeria Bar Association 1998-2000 and a Trustee of the Nigerian Bar Association.
He is a foremost lawyer representing oil and gas and other companies in Nigeria including environmental and tax claims, contractual relationships matters, litigation, advocacy, legal audit, in various courts.
In addition, he has been representing a lot of blue chip companies in major proceedings before the Senate and the Federal House of Representatives. He has extensive contacts and network in major policy formulating agencies of the Federal and many State Governments.
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