Uzoma Azikiwe is a partner and the head of the firm's Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution team. He provides advice in maritime, aviation, employment and energy matters, and his specialisations include advising multinationals on oil, gas and environmental matters; the provision, manning and maintenance of vessels; cabotage issues, and telecommunications, construction, administrative and constitutional law.
He trained as an International Commercial Arbitrator with several Nigerian and international arbitration organisations, including the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK, Chartered Institute of Arbitration (Nigeria), and Chartered Institute of Mediation and Conciliation. He obtained a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration at St Anne's College, Oxford, United Kingdom and has benefitted from PIDA training in International Commercial Arbitration, PIDA training in International Commercial Contracts, and training by the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
Uzoma presents depositions, makes presentations and gives evidence as a legal expert on Nigerian law before various foreign courts. Most recently, he appeared as a legal expert before the High Court of Justice in England and presented a deposition on Nigerian law in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, USA in the case of Harry A. Akande –v- TransAmerica Airlines Inc. & Others. In addition, Uzoma Azikiwe is the Lead Counsel in providing legal advisory services to and representation of British Airways in Nigeria.
He has published several articles on commercial law, including "The Doctrine of Undisclosed Agency Revisited", as well as on environmental law and arbitration. He presents papers at and conducts seminars for various major service companies in the oil industry in Nigeria on employment and labour matters.