Isaiah represents clients in their most complex and high-stakes disputes. He has acted for state-owned entities, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals. He has significant experience in complex disputes involving energy exploration, power purchase agreements, construction of major infrastructural projects, agency disputes, financial services, contractual pricing mechanisms and liquidated damages.
He has also served as an arbitrator under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) and in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Isaiah has extensive court, trial, arbitration and appellate experience. He has handled the most difficult cross-examinations and oral argument and knows how to present his client’s case in a way that best resonates with a judge or arbitrator.
Who’s Who Legal recognises Isaiah as a Future Leader in Arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is admitted to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators. He is also a member of SIAC’s Africa Users Council and the YSIAC Committee.
Isaiah leads the Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Thematic Area of the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER). He serves on the Council of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Business Law and is Secretary of the NBA’s Judiciary Committee. He also serves on CIArb’s Accredited Faculty and provides professional training as part of the Institute’s programmes.
- LL.M, Queen Mary, University of London, 2013.
- Barrister-at-Law, Nigerian Law School, 2006.
- LL.M, London School of Economics & Political Science, 2005.
- LL.B (Hons), University of Central Lancashire, 2003.
- African Arbitration Association.
- African Bar Association.
- Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand.
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
- Member of the Review Committee, CIArb Guidance Note on Remote Dispute Resolution Proceedings.
- Member of the Drafting Committee for Nigeria’s draft Arbitration and Mediation Bill.
- Contributing Author, Rethinking the Role of African National Courts in Arbitration. 2018, Wolters Kluwer.
- Contributor, Delos Guide to Arbitration Places.