Chief Anthony Idigbe
Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors
Chief Anthony Idigbe is the Managing Partner of the firm and has been described as one of the most experienced and well-rounded lawyers of our time. A seasoned legal practitioner with 28 years experience in Advocacy, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Privatization, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Aviation law and Telecommunications, Tony has advised clients on several complex transactions and has earned a reputation for being a thorough bred legal practitioner. Elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate in 2000, he has worked closely with regulators of Privatization, Capital Markets, Investments and Corporate Finance industries on the one hand, and companies involved in Privatization, Capital Markets, Investments and Corporate Finance transactions on the other hand. He is the Lead Partner of the Legal Advisory Partnership (LAP), a consortium of law firms that provide advisory services to the BPE on privatization process issues. He also possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in Telecommunications Law as well as the workings of the Nigerian Telecommunications Industry, having represented numerous clients in various telecommunications disputes. Chief Anthony Idigbe graduated from the University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile- Ife in 1982 with a 2nd Class Upper Degree (Hons). He also received the Hon. Justice Orojo Prize for the Best Student in Company Law. He finished from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1983 also with a 2:1. He has an LLM from the Robert Gordon University (RGU), Scotland, UK (2012), MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Enugu (1997); Diploma in Advertising from APCON (1999), and several international practice diplomas in International Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Law, International Joint Ventures, International Mergers and Acquisitions and International Capital Markets & Loans; amongst other educational qualifications. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (CIArB), the Advertising Practitioners Association of Nigeria (APCON) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Apart from acquiring knowledge, he loves to share knowledge and also mentor. He is on the faculty of ESUT Business School Enugu, where he lectures Business Law on part-time basis. He is the author of many published books and articles. Recently appointed as President of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN), Chief Anthony Idigbe holds other key positions in prominent organizations. He was the Founder and first Chairman, Capital Markets Solicitors Association (CMSA) from 2001-2006, and now functions as a Trustee of the Association. He has also served on various Arbitration panels, both institutional and ad-hoc, and is presently a member of the ICC Arbitral Panel. He was appointed in February 2012, by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a member of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force.