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AddressSt Nicholas House, (10th, 12th & 13th Floors), Catholic Mission Street, Lagos, Nigeria.

Uzoma Azikiwe, SAN



Uzoma Azikiwe (SAN) 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, 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 makes presentations, presents depositions and gives evidence as a legal expert on Nigerian law before various foreign courts. Most recently, he appeared in this capacity before the High Court of Justice in England (in the 2009 case of Dornoch Limited & Others -v- Westminster International BV & Others) and in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, USA in the case of Harry A. Akande –v- TransAmerica Airlines Inc & Others.

He has published articles on commercial law including “The Doctrine of Undisclosed Agency Revisited”, 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.


Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
G.S. Ebeagwu & Co.
State Counsel, Oyo State Ministry of Justice


Senior Advocate of Nigeria
St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
Nigerian Law School, BL
University of Ife (LL.B); LL.M

Professional Membership

Chartered Institute of Mediation and Conciliators
Chartered Institute of Taxation – 2004
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) - 2004
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria)
Nigerian Bar Association

Bar Admissions



We are taking a trip down memory lane to December 14, 2020, when Uzoma Azikiwe, head of our Dispute Resolution practice area, was elevated to the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
We wish Uzoma continued success in his career.

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is proud to announce that our Partner, Uzoma Azikiwe, has been acknowledged as a leading practitioner in Nigeria in the Who’s Who Legal 2020 rankings.
Uzoma Azikiwe has been recognized for his work in Transport/Aviation; Energy, Natural Resources & Mining; Litigation; Arbitration and Labour & Employment.
To learn more about his work at UUBO, please visit

We are pleased to announce that our Dispute Resolution team partner, Uzoma Azikwe has been recognised as “particularly strong” and recommended for disputes connected with energy, maritime, taxation, construction and telecoms in The Legal500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2020 edition rankings research.

The rankings report is available to view here:




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