Jun 29, 2017

Lawyer Profile - Alex A. Izinyon, LL.B (Hons), LL.M, PhD, SAN

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