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H. Odein Ajumogobia SAN


Odein heads the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources team. He has vast experience in complex commercial transactions. Ajumogobia is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators FCI Arb (London) and he is a leading environment and pollution litigator. Odein is a former member of ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris. He has published several articles which include Enforcement of Foreign Judgement KLUWER; Aircraft Lien and Detention right – Long man; International Product Liability – ASPATORA INC.

Areas of specialization

Commercial litigation and arbitration; Environmental law and oil pollution litigation; Transportation law with a specific interest in Aviation law. 


Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts [LL.M], 1988

Nigeria Law School. [BL], 1979

University of Lagos [LL.B Honours], 1978 

Professional Experience

Partner, Ajumogobia & Okeke, 1987-present

Minister for Foreign Affairs 2009-2011

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, 2007-2009

Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Rivers State: 2003-2007  

Nigerian LNG Consultants 1983


Member: Nigerian Bar Association; Nigerian Society of International Law; International Bar Association; American Society of International Law; American Bar Association [Associate Member]