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Principles Law Partnership


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Principles Law Partnership
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
How you'd like your name to appear in the directory
Miannaya Essien
Country of Birth
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
I have not sat as an arbitrator but hold this relevant qualification (see note below)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
Areas of Speciality
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Maritime
  • Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
LLB (Hons) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria (1984); Nigerian Law School, Lagos, Nigeria (1985); LLM University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, (1991).
List Arbitration/ADR Panels you belong to
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK., Lagos Court of Arbitration,
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Managing Partner Of Principles Law Partnership 2003 till date.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Chartered Arbitrator. Managing Partner of Principles Law Partnership (offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria). Extensively involved, as Counsel and Arbitrator, in the resolution of complex commercial disputes in various industries including oil and gas, construction, finance and banking. Immediate past Chairperson of the Section of Legal Practice of the Nigerian Bar Association. A member of the adjunct faculty of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja and an approved tutor of the faculty of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Member of the Board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration. Member of Council of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Member of LCIA African Users Council, ICCA and other Arbitral associations.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Charter parties
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Loan
  • Partnership
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Tender Processes
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