Ucheora Onwuamaegbu is a CIGI senior fellow who contributes to a project addressing developing countries’ challenges and international law — a central policy issue of contemporary international investment protection law — with a focus on African countries.
Ucheora is an international attorney at the international trade group Arent Fox LLP in Washington, DC. He is also a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He served as senior counsel at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and, before that, at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, a unique post-conflict claims program.
Ucheora provides consultancy services on various aspects of international law, in particular international investment law and arbitration. He is a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators and has served as an arbitrator in disputes before the International Chamber of Commerce, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He has also acted as adviser to the governments of Nigeria and Kuwait.