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Victor Chinedu Okpara

Senior Associate

Energy & Projects
Litigation & Commercial Arbitration
Anti-Corruption & Compliance

+234 (1) 4611290
+234 (1) 4611292-93
+234 (1) 4611889-90

Profile

Victor is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice group.

He is also actively involved in the Energy & Projects and Anti-Corruption practices of the firm, especially on regulatory and compliance matters.

Victor graduated with First Class Honours from the Nigerian Law School, winning several awards and prizes including the Council of Legal Education Star Prize, the Best Overall Performance and the Best Student in Civil and Criminal Litigation prizes, among others.

He also holds a Master of Laws in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration from the NYU School of Law, New York, where he served as a graduate editor of the NYU Journal of Law and Business and, shortly after graduation, he worked as a teaching assistant in the arbitration section of the School’s Introduction to U.S. Law lectures for the LL.M. Class of 2016. He is admitted to the New York State bar.

Victor’s advisory and advocacy expertise covers a wide spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters. He has considerable expertise in the oil and gas sector especially, ranging from production sharing contract (PSC) and strategic alliance agreement (SAA)-related disputes, to tax litigation, anti-corruption, and compliance obligations under Nigeria’s local content and public procurement laws.

He recently worked with the International Arbitration team at the Paris offices of Allen & Overy LLP, in line with Templars’ philosophy of supporting secondments and internships for its lawyers.

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