Ucheora Onwuamaegbu is a CIGI senior fellow who contributes to a project addressing a central policy issue of contemporary international investment protection law: is investor state arbitration suitable between developed liberal democratic countries?

Ucheora is an international attorney in the international trade group of Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC. A solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, he was 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, Switzerland, a unique post-conflict claims program.

Ucheora provides consultancy services on various aspects of international law, with a strong focus on 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 and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He also acts as an adviser to the Governments of Nigeria and Kuwait and is a member of the advisory group on the issuance of Nigeria’s sovereign green bonds.



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