PARTNER
ANTHONY I. IDIGBE [SAN] . SENIOR PARTNER

Anthony Ikemefuna Idigbe is the Senior Partner of the firm and has been described as one of the most experienced and well-rounded lawyers of our time. He is now primarily involved with business and human capital development for the firm through the Canadian affiliate of the firm, PUNUKA Consulting Inc. A seasoned Nigerian legal practitioner with over 30 years experience in Advocacy, Insolvency, Business Restructuring, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Privatization, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Aviation law and Telecommunications, Tony has advised clients on several complex transactions and has earned a reputation for being a thorough bred legal practitioner. Also, admitted to practice law in Ontario, Canada in 2016, Anthony is President of the affiliate firm, PUNUKA Consulting Inc based in Toronto, Canada. He is currently involved with doctoral research on cross-border insolvency at York University, Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2000, . Chief Anthony Idigbe graduated from the University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile- Ife in 1982 with a 2nd Class Upper Degree (Hons). He also received the Hon. Justice Orojo Prize for the Best Student in Company Law. He finished from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1983 also with a 2:1. He has three Masters of Law degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada (2015); the Robert Gordon University (RGU), Scotland, UK (2012) and the University of Lagos (1988). He also has an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Enugu (1997); Diploma in Advertising from APCON (1999), and several international practice diplomas in International Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Law, International Joint Ventures, International Mergers and Acquisitions and International Capital Markets & Loans; amongst other educational qualifications. He is a Fellow of INSOL International, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (CIArB), Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN), Advertising Practitioners Association of Nigeria (APCON) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), International Insolvency Institute (III), Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN) among others.

He was the Founder and first Chairman, Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA) from 2001-2006, and now functions as a Trustee of the Association. He has also served on various arbitration panels, both institutional and ad-hoc, and is presently a member of the ICC Arbitral Panel. He also served as President of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) from 2011-2013.

Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN also holds other key positions in prominent organizations.

Apart from acquiring knowledge, he loves to share knowledge and also mentor young practitioners. He was on the faculty of ESUT Business School Enugu for 10 (ten) years. He is the author of many published books and articles.

RECENT APPOINTMENTS

2016 Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee

2015 Chairman, Investment and Securities Act (2007) Review Committee

2012 Member, Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force

RECENT AWARDS

NBA Merit Award June 2012 - As a Role Model in Legal Practice

Practice Area

Advocacy, Insolvency, Business Recovery, Consultancy and Process Advisory, Litigation, Arbitration and ADR; Mergers and Acquisition and Capital Markets;

 

Email: a.idigbe@punuka.com@punuka.com