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Okafor, Chikezie Atuegwu, ANIM, MCFE, MCIArb (London), LL.B (Hons), B.L, LL.M, (University of Derby, UK)`                                                        .

Atuegwu Chikezie Okafor is from Azigbo, Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria. He attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka where he obtained LL.B, (2nd class Upper Division) and he graduated from the law school where he obtained his B.L, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2001.

 

In year 2001, Atuegwu worked with the Legal Department of the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters Abuja where he did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before joining the Law firm of Ikechukwu Ezechukwu & Co in year 2002.

 

Atuegwu has distinguished himself both in court room and corporate practice of law, and has served as the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of many Companies including Abuja Leasing Company Limited which is one of the foremost Equipment Leasing Company in Nigeria, where he was the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser from 2011 to 2013. His ardent interest in the field of commercial and Energy law took him to England where he acquired his Masters Degree in Transnational Oil, Gas and Energy Law from University of Derby, England in 2016 and is currently a Ph.D. student of Atlantic International University, Honolulu, U.S.A.

 

Atuegwu has cognate expertise in policy, corporate law and constitutional matters, and as a result oriented and passionate professional he became the current Deputy Head of Chambers in the Law Firm of Ikechukwu Ezechukwu SAN & Co. where is engaged in active law practice.

 

Atuegwu is a member of many Bodies and Associations including the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Institute of Fraud Examiners, Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (UK), Professional Negotiators and Mediators Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration

 

He is happily married with children.