Joseph is a Team Lead in the Firm’s Arbitration, Maritime, Construction, and Energy Disputes Practice Groups. He is a graduate of Law from the Niger Delta University and the Nigerian Law School.
Joseph has extensive experience in arbitration and commercial litigation. He has acted as counsel in several international arbitrations and arbitral award enforcement proceedings under major arbitration rules, including ICC, DIAC, UNCITRAL, MAAN, and RCICAL. His focus is on providing cutting-edge strategies to resolve disputes in the areas of maritime, oil and gas, commercial contracts, construction, corporate, debt recovery, bankruptcy/insolvency, and civil fraud/white-collar crimes.
He is also experienced in advising clients in relation to concession contracts, joint venture agreements, maritime asset acquisition, due diligence, and distressed situation deals.
Joseph also has significant in-house experience, having led the legal and compliance team of Promax & Complant Holdings Limited, a Dubai International Financial Centre registered multinational investment consortium. Before his role at Promax & Complant Holdings Limited, Joseph had a visiting Counsel experience in the Arbitration Practice Group at Al Tamimi & Co in Dubai, UAE.
•Confidential parties: appointed by the Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, as Sole Arbitrator in a multi-million-dollar construction dispute over a real estate development project in Abuja, Nigeria.
•Confidential client: acting as solicitor to a Nigerian maritime services company (Charterer) in a Barecon 2017 Bare Boat Charter Party Agreement, for the acquisition of two Greek flagged Motor Tankers from a Singaporean based Ship Owner.
•Confidential client: Acted as counsel to a Ship Owner in an ad-hoc arbitration in relation to the recovery of unpaid hire under a Master Time Charter Party Agreement.
•Confidential client: Acted as counsel in a set-aside proceedings of an ICC Arbitral Award rendered in Paris, France in relation to a JV dispute involving a Nigerian Upstream operator and its JV partner.
•Confidential client: Acted as counsel on a case pending at the Nigerian Court of Appeal for the enforcement of the Cabotage Act and recovery of taxes and levies for a Federal Government Regulatory Agency in the Maritime Sector.
•Confidential client: Acted as counsel in three separate but related Insolvency and Debt recovery proceedings at the Nigerian Federal High Court leading to the recovery of US$250 million for a consortium of Nigerian Banks.
Nigerian Law School – B.L
Niger Delta University – LL. B (Hons)