Ikechukwu Onuoma is the Managing Partner in Obralegal. He is the Head of Litigation in the firm and has experience in litigation from the lowest courts up to the Supreme Court. He is active in election petition matters and mainstream litigation in State and Federal High Courts as well as the Appellate Courts in Nigeria. He also handles International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation and has represented a broad range of clients in disputes including actions relating to corporate law, complex commercial transactions, property law, industrial law and banking law. Ikechukwu also advises clients on matters of regulation and policies of strategic national importance.

Ikechukwu is currently the Board Secretary, African Development Foundation (the parent body of the prestigious Pan African University and Lagos Business School). He is a Board Member of Midland Foundation. He is also the Board Secretary of Wetland Foundation.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Command Children Primary School, Abakiliki Road Enugu
  • College of Immaculate Conception                         1992
  • University of Nigeria Secondary School, Enugu 1992 – 1998
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology 1998 – 2004

He carried out his NYSC programme at Mogboh, Offiah & Co. and passed out with National Merit Award.

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED

  • First School Leaven Certificate – 1991
  • Senior School Certificate Examination-1997
  • Best student award in literature and government.
  • Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) – 2004
  • Nigerian Bar Degree (BL) – 2005

STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

  • President of Equity Chambers- 2002
  • President Nigerian Society of International Law -2003
  • Chief Judge of Enugu State of University of Science and Technology Law Students Association -2003
  • Anvil Theater 1999-2004
  • Member of Students Representative Council Nigerian Law School Enugu Campus-2005.

PROFESSIONAL/OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Call to Nigerian Bar –8th November 2005
  • Enrolled as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria 9th November 2005.
  • (Youth Corps) Mogboh, Offiah & Co
  • Intensive and Extensive Private Legal practice especially Consultancy Services, research/publications, Solicitors work and Litigation Advocacy in all level of Courts in the firms.
  • Cooperate Law and Cooperate Governance.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Training.
  1. MOGBOH, OFFIAH & CO SOLICITORS – 2005
  2. J OFFIAH & CO SOLICITORS, ENUGU -2005 TILL DATE
  3. CLIC PARTNERS 2011 TILL DATE
  4. OBRA LEGAL FROM 2017 (OBRA LEGAL RESTRUCTURED FROM A. J OFFIAH & CO.)
  5. MANAGING SOLICITOR OF OBRA LEGAL AND CLIC PARTNERS.

 

RETAINERSHIPS

  1. Under The Firm Of A. J. Offiah & Co
  • Niger Foundation Hospital and diagnostic Centre.
  • Juhel Nigeria Limited/Juhel Gas Limited.
  • University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital.
  • Eastern Bottlers Limited.
  • Government of Enugu State
  • My City Ride
  1. Under The Firm Of Clic Partners
  • Ikota Educational Foundation.
  • Institute for Industrial Training (IIT).
  • Becker’s Industrial Coatings.
  • Nigerian Development Insurance Cooperation.
  • Economic & Commercial Office Lagos, Spanish Embassy in Nigeria

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Litigation in all levels of Court in Nigeria … Customary Courts, Magistrate Courts, High Courts, Courts of Appeal, Supreme Court, Electoral Tribunal, Arbitral Tribunal
  • Litigation in all types of cases …. Criminal, Commercial, Industrial, Civil, Company, Banking, Matrimonial, Land, and Arbitration matters etc.
  • Legal Transactions, Negotiations, Acquisitions, Settlements etc.
  • Solicitors jobs … Legal Consultancy Services, Legal drafting, Legal opinion etc.

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCES

  1. Professional Appointments
  • Rapporteur Action Aid -2005
  • Coordinator UNIV Nigeira by ICU – Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria ( Rome) 2010 till date.
  • Members, Enugu State Nigerian Bar Association Disciplinary Committee-2008- 2010, 2012-2014, 2014-2016
  • Member Enugu State Nigerian Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education 2010-2012
  • Member Enugu State Judicial Committee on performance evaluation of Magistrates (Project of Department for International Development).2015-2016.
  • Member Technical Committee Nigerian Bar Association National Confrence-2015.
  • Member Organizing Committee Nigerian Bar Association Enugu State Law week-2017.
  • Nigerian representative 2018 at United Nations 56th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56).

 

  1. Board Memberships in:

 

  • Board Secretary African Development Foundation (Parent Foundation of Lagos Business School (2014 till date)
  • Board Secretary Wet Land Foundation 2015 till date.
  • Director CLIC Industrial Coatings.
  • Director CLIC Resources Limited.
  • Board Secretary My City Ride 2017
  • Board Trustee Midland Foundation. 2013 till date.
  • OBRA Foundation (Chairman Governing Council) 2018.
  • Project Coordinator Oma Welfare Foundation 2014 till date.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial law
  • Corporate law
  • Election petitions