Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
His practice focuses on project finance and infrastructure development, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. He is recognised by Legal 500 EMEA as an “expert based abroad for Ghana” and ‘skilled in infrastructure’, for his work as part of a team advising Ghana National Petroleum Corporation on natural gas development at the Jubilee, TEN and Sankofa fields. The team is ranked as Tier 1 foreign firm in Ghana.
He has extensive dispute resolution and international arbitration experience, acting for African governments, state entities and national oil & gas companies in high profile disputes. He recently represented the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in commercial arbitration proceedings regarding disputes over oil lifting entitlements and was part of a team of lawyers that defended Nigeria in efforts to resist the recognition and enforcement of a $10 billion award in favor of P&ID, a BVI entity.
He has equally successfully defended a Nigerian state entity in enforcement proceedings brought to enforce an arbitration award before the Technology & Construction Court in the UK. He is a regular speaker on the Investment Arbitration Masterclass programme certified by ICSID, Georgetown Law and the International Law Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Ife.