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Ofoego, Obioma
Direct Tel: +33 1 73 44 60 05, Direct Fax: +33 1 73 44 61 00
Tel: +33 1 73 44 60 00 Fax: +33 1 73 44 61 00

Obioma Ofoego is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Paris office.  He joined the firm in 2020.  He specializes in international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and public international law.  Prior to joining the firm, Obioma worked as a barrister in independent practice in London, as an assistant legal adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and at another leading international law firm in Paris.  He has acted in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of various major institutions (such as ICSID, ICC and SCC) as well as in ad hoc arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules, and has appeared as an advocate before international tribunals and the English courts.

  • City Law School, London.
    (BPTC, 2016)
  • BPP, London
    (GDL, 2015)
  • Université de Toulouse 2
    (PhD, Literature, 2014)
  • Paris-IV La Sorbonne
    (Masters, Literature, 2008)
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
    (Ancien élève, Sélection Internationale, 2006)
  • University of Oxford
    (BA 2006, converted to MA in 2011, Modern Languages)
  • The Bar of England and Wales
  • The Paris Bar (Directive 98/5/CE)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Dentons Europe LLP :
    • Associate (Barrister), 2018-2020
  • Henderson Chambers:
    • Barrister (including pupillage), 2016-2018
    • Policy Consultant, 2012-2014
  • Named by the Association of Young Arbitrators as one of Africa’s 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioners (June 2020).
  • Translation of an academic monograph (Italian to English):  Giulia Oskian, Tocqueville and the Legal Basis of Democracy (Chicago: Chicago University Press, forthcoming 2020, pp. 260).
  • Article: “Ratione temporis or Temporal Scope”, The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review (4th ed. 2019) (with Barton Legum and Catherine Gilfedder); (5th ed. forthcoming 2020).
  • Academic seminar at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: “Observations on the ILC’s work on the immunities of state officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” (9 May 2018).