I RESOLVED A COMMERCIAL DISPUTE IN 6 MONTHS: PROF PAUL IDORNIGIE SAN, C.Arb, FNIALS, FCIS London
Prof. Paul Idornigie SAN C.Arb is a member of the JICAM Governing Council and Panel of Neutrals. As a General Counsel at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) he was involved in the negotiation and drafting of several commercial instruments on behalf of public entities – Loan Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement, Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement, Concession Agreement, Disclosure Letters, Request for Proposals, Escrow Agreement, Asset Sale Agreement, Pre-contractual documents like Memorandum of Understanding, Heads of Agreements and Term Sheet, among others. As a Chartered Arbitrator, he is listed as an Arbitrator in the Arbitration Review Tool (ART) of the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) available at https://globalarbitrationreview.com/. He has handled several commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration as a Counsel or Arbitrator. He has done a lot of work in the oil and gas sector, power sector, construction, maritime, mines and minerals, real estate development, hospitality, and ports, amongst others. More specifically out of the five (5) Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) executed with the International Oil Companies (IOCs) in 1993 that resulted in arbitration, he was involved in two of them as a Party-Appointed Arbitrator. Similarly, he was a Counsel in the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Arbitration involving the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) and Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited (SNUD) – the OPL 245 – Malabu Dispute.