Advisory Board || Boma Ozobia (Officer of the Order of the Niger) (Lagos)

Boma Ozobia is a member of the MNCAA Advisory Board and founding Partner at Sterling Partnership, Nigeria. She served as the President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association 2011-2013, the first woman President in the over 50 year history of this association covering 54 countries. She was on the Board of Trustees of the Royal Commonwealth Society and also served as the Chairwoman of the Association of Women Solicitors of England and Wales between 2005/2006. She was appointed as a member of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission Dispute Resolution Panel in 2014 and awarded National Honours as Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in September 2014.

In addition to being an experienced Arbitrator and accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, Ms. Ozobia’s experience in corporate commercial practice spans over twenty five years. She specializes in International Tax Law, Marine Insurance, Commercial Law, Structured Finance and Commercial Dispute Resolution. Ms. Ozobia has advised clients on some of Nigeria’s leading commercial transactions in a number of sectors including manufacturing, banking, hospitality, telecommunications, maritime, oil and gas, project financing and real estate development.

Ms. Ozobia has represented clients before the Administrative Panel Proceedings of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Investment and Securities Tribunal, Administrative proceedings of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Committee Investigative Hearings of various National Assembly Committees, and before the superior courts, from the High Courts to the Supreme Court. Her role as President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association involved extensive governmental and legislative relations both at the national and international levels including interfacing with commonwealth law ministers in various commonwealth jurisdictions.

Ms. Ozobia was educated in England at Kings College, University of London where she obtained an LL.M in Maritime Law, and in Nigeria where she obtained an LL.B from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in England & Wales.