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Dr. ALEX A. IZINYON, SAN is the principal
partner and the head of chambers of Alex A. Izinyon SAN and Company,
established on August 5, 1987. He has vast experience, which covers all aspect
of law ranging from simple contractual documentation to the most intricate and
complex legal matters. His vast knowledge and skill has led to his engagement
as legal adviser to several organizations, parastatals, banks, commercial
institutions, and various State Governments in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Dr. Alex A. Izinyon, SAN obtained his PhD
in arbitration in 2004 from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He
had his LL.M from the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo
University) in 1991.

He was called to the Nigerian Bar after he
received his B.L from the Nigeria Law School at Lagos and LL.B from University
of Ibadan in 1985 and 1986 respectively. As a result of his vast experience and
outstanding contributions to legal development in Nigeria, he was conferred
with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1999. He was the very first
Senior Advocate in Nigeria among practicing legal practitioners to be so
appointed in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. He is also a Notary
Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He has been engaged in giving expert
opinion on several bills in the process of law making in the National Assembly
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Senate of the National Assembly of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria approached him to draft the ELECTORAL BILL 2006.

He was appointed Legal Adviser to the
liquidator by the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) for the winding up process
of the multi-billion Dollar National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria (NAFCON).

He led the legal team that defended SIEMENS
LIMITED before the Commission of Inquiry investigating Nigeria Airways (the
National Carrier of Nigeria). He was also involved in the proceedings of the
Commission of Inquiry investigating NITEL/M-TEL; Commission of Inquiry
investigation Nigeria Airways.

His experience is also immense in Nigerian
Immigration Law and Practice and has procured expatriate quota for some
Companies and Foundations in Nigeria.

He represented the firm as external
solicitor to Liberty Bank Plc., Broad Bank, Bank of the North Ltd., Union Bank
Plc., FSB International Bank Plc., and Savannah Bank of Nigeria Plc.

He engaged in various arbitration
proceedings both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

He is a renowned publisher of legal books
and literature. He was a lecturer at the University of Abuja between 1994–2000.

He is a member of various professional
bodies: member, Chartered Institute of Arbitration, UK (MCIArb); member, the
London Court of International Arbitration; member, Commonwealth Lawyers
Association; and member, International Bar Association.

He has conducted several cases at the High
Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nigeria. The cases are reported in
the Nigerian Law Reports.

He is a versatile Constitutional lawyer and
consultant. He has conducted several celebrated, intractable, and landmark
cases in Nigeria. He was one of the lead Counsel that defended the then Vice
President of Nigeria Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, when he was sacked by the
President, Olusegun Obasanjo at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He was
the coordinator and one of the leading Counsels to President Umar Yar-Adua in
the fall out of presidential election at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme
Court.
He has conducted several election petition
matters for several State Governors, Senators, and Honourable Members of
Representative at the tribunals and appellate levels.

He has been involved in several celebrated
criminal matters as defence counsel and sometimes prosecution counsel. Recall
the celebrated ex-convict saga case against His Excellency James Onanefe Ibori
former Governor of Delta State, Nigeria, which case he won from High Court to
the Court of Appeal and at the Supreme Court, the Senator Wabara, bribery scam
where he defended one Senator and Hon. Member, the ex-CEO of NSTIF, the
Ex-minister of Health, etc.

He has several books, articles, and
publications to his credit. He is the Chairman of some companies and Chairman
of the Law Publication Company, Acavi Publishing Company devoted to legal
research and publication of law report etc. He is married to Grace with
children.

Culled from www.alexiziyon.com