Renowned legal luminary, Mr. Etigwe Uwa SAN has been ranked by Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2022 in Dispute Resolution.
Rankings are based on interviews with clients and peers.
Chambers & Partners is one of the world’s leading legal research companies, developing rankings and offering insight about law firms across more than 200 jurisdictions. Its researchers praised Etigwe Uwa and its ranked attorneys, who were recognized as industry leaders both globally and in Nigeria.
Uwa is the Senior Managing Partner in the commercial law firm of StreamSowers & Kohn, where he heads the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration departments.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK and was in 2009 conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and Finance from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of the Tufts University Boston. He is currently admitted to pursue a second Masters Degree in Taxation at the University of Oxford.
Uwa led the team of lawyers who represented the victims of the Pfizer Trovan Drug clinical trial in Kano. 11 of the children who were involved in the trial died on the spot and 189 others had varying degrees of deformity. The case was fought in Kano Abuja and New York and went up to the United States Supreme Court before a settlement was achieved. That settlement led to the building of a $30 Million ultra Morden diagnostic hospital in Kano and payment of compensation to all the victims of the drug trial.
He also pioneered securities class actions in Nigeria when in 2007 he filed a class action against First Bank of Nigeria PLC to obtain compensation by way of interests for subscribers to the First Bank Hybrid public offer of 2007 whose monies were kept for almost 9 months and whose application for shares were rejected without payment of reasonable interests on the monies paid as deposit for shares. He is currently leading NNPC’s team of lawyers in the defence of a multi-billion Production Sharing Contracts dispute between the NNPC and many of the international oil companies.