George

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George Etomi is the Principal Partner of the law firm George Etomi & Partners, which he established in1984, and was invited to serve as the first Chairman when the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) section on Business Law (SBL) was created. During his 35 years of active practice, he has gathered a wealth of experience in diverse areas of law cutting across various commercial transactions in the fields of Energy and Natural Resources Law, Aviation Law, Building and Construction Law, Banking and finance Law, Arbitration, Telecommunications, Legislative Drafting and Competition Law Policy.

His present core practice is in the Aviation and Oil & Gas Industries. He served and continues to render public service in different capacities: In 1990, he was the Nigerian nominee on the subcommittee on legal drafting of the United Nations General Assembly; In 1991 he was a director in Daily Times of Nigeria; from 2000-2002, he was Chairman, Finance Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association; in 2009 he was the Vice Chairman of the National Advisory Council of designated Non-Financial Institutions, a body set up by the Special control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML).

Mr. Etomi is a Special Adviser to the International Trade in Legal Services Committee of the Bar Issues Commission of the IBA, Pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) Section on Business Law (SBL), Vice Chairman, National Advisory Council of Designated Non-Financial Institutions, Honorary member in the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies in Austria and a member of the Congress of Fellows of the same institution, and Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, which named a Research Centre after him: ‘The George Etomi Centre for Strategic Investment and Corporate Governance’.