Tobenna Erojikwe Announces NBA-ICLE Partnership with Global Law Firm Mischon de Reya for Arbitration Mentorship Scheme

The Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NBA-ICLE) has entered into a strategic partnership with the leading global law firm Mischon de Reya to provide mentorship opportunities for Nigerian lawyers in the field of international commercial arbitration.

This announcement was made by Tobenna Erojikwe, Chairman of the NBA-ICLE Board, in an email to colleagues. The mentorship scheme will be led by Greg Folkof of Mischon de Reya and aims to contribute to the career growth and advancement of the selected mentees.

Following a highly competitive process that saw over 300 applications, six lawyers representing the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria have been chosen to participate in the inaugural phase of the mentorship program. The successful applicants are:

1. Prof. Abdul Hamid Oba Yusuf (North Central – Ilorin Branch);
2. ⁠Dr. Joy Akighbe (South-South – Benin Branch);
3. ⁠Samuel Atilade (South West – Lagos Branch);
4. ⁠Abubakar Sadiq Usman (North East – Damaturu Branch);
5. ⁠Tukur Badamasi Dabai (North West – Kaduna Branch); and
6. ⁠Chinedu Okoro (South East – Onitsha Branch)

In his email, Erojikwe expressed hope that this mentorship initiative will be beneficial to the mentees and contribute to their respective career growth and advancement. He also revealed that the NBA-ICLE is actively pursuing similar opportunities with other organisations and will announce them in due course.

The partnership with Mischon de Reya is a significant development for the NBA-ICLE, as it provides Nigerian lawyers with access to global expertise and resources in the field of international commercial arbitration. This aligns with the NBA-ICLE’s mission to promote continuing legal education and professional development for its members.