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A.N. Okoye & Co., LLC/ Legal Assistance of Western New York


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A.N. Okoye & Co., LLC/ Legal Assistance of Western New York
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
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Azubike Okoye
Non-African Country
Non-African Country (Please Specify)
Country of Birth
English (Fluent), Igbo (Native) and Yoruba (Basic).
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Academic
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
  • Mediator/Conciliator
  • Arbitration/ADR Expert Witness
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 Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
Areas of Speciality
  • Agency
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Real Estate
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
1. Master of Laws, International Arbitration, University of Miami, Florida, U.S. 2022

2. Barrister-at-Law- (BL) Nigerian Law School, Lagos State, Nigeria- 2007

3. Bachelor of Laws-(LLB) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria-2006
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
A] Current Professional Experience:

1. Independent Arbitrator, Mediator, and Consultant, A.N. Okoye & Co. LLC: May 2023 to date

2. Attorney, Legal Assistance of Western New York: October 2022 to date

3. Notary Public of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria: June 2016 to date.

4. Solicitor: Corporate Affairs Commission (C.A.C.), Federal Capital Territory F.C.T., Abuja, Nigeria. September 2008 to date.

B] Previous Professional Experience:

i) Senior Associate: F.O. Akinrele & Co. (Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public), Lagos State, Nigeria. August 2011 to August 2021

ii) Associate Counsel: F.O. Akinrele & Co. (Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public), Lagos State, Nigeria. March 2009 to August 2011.

iii) Corps Counsel: National Youth Service Corps (N.Y.S.C.), Ministry of Justice, Niger State, Nigeria. October 2007 to October 2008.

iv) Legal Intern: Prof. I.O. Smith & Co. (Barristers & Solicitors), Lagos State, Nigeria. May 2007 to July 2007
Azubike Okoye, a dual-licensed attorney in Nigeria and the United States (MO), holds Foreign Legal Consultant certification from the Florida Bar (not admitted to practice Florida law). With expertise in international ADR, he is adept at navigating the legal landscapes of the U.S. and Nigeria, Africa's largest market and a major oil producer. As a lecturer, Foreign Professor, and Panelist, he has contributed to ADR discussions at events by the American Bar Association, Center for Management and Development in Nigeria, and Pontifical Catholic University of Parana Law School in Brazil.

Mr. Okoye is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K.; Prime Dispute, U.K.; Arbitration and Mediation Institute of New Zealand; and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He holds arbitrator status with the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in the U.S. Recipient of the Young ICCA Scholarship and Federal Government Undergraduate Scholarship, he has published numerous articles on legal topics. Azubike earned his LL.B. in 2006 from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and obtained an LL.M. from the University of Miami in 2022, specializing in International Arbitration.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
  • International Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Nigeria- Barrister-at-law
United States, Missouri, Attorney and Counselor-at-law, and New York (Pro hac vice)
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Loan
  • Sale of Goods
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
1. Azubike Okoye, Setting Aside an Arbitral Award on Grounds of Misconduct, Thisday March 01, 2016 at 11. URL:

2. Azubike Okoye, Customary Arbitration in the Nigerian Jurisprudence: Effect and Enforcement, The Jurist W.A.Business,May22,2020, Volume 7, No. 582 at A9.URL:
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