Festus Onyia is a managing associate at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and is with the firm’s litigation and alternative disputes resolutions team. He specialises in commercial and tax litigation and arbitration, and has acted for local and international companies in the petroleum, shipping, banking, energy, telecommunications and financial services sectors in complex disputes before various courts and tribunals in Nigeria. He has advised on sundry Nigerian law issues that arose in arbitral tribunals and courts in the United States and the United Kingdom. His responsibilities include overseeing the teams that evaluate the litigation portfolios of target companies involved in financings, investments, mergers and acquisitions.
He has attended training on international commercial arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK, and has articles published in Global Arbitration Review, International Financial Law Review and Nigerian Tax Law Review, among others