Etigwe Uwa (SAN) FCIArb is the Chairman of the Board of NOI Poll Limited.
He is a consummate Legal Practitioner who has been involved in numerous arbitrary and litigation matters. He successfully defended a Korean off-shore consortium contractor of Mobil in arbitration proceedings, in a claim for the sum of approximately US$10,000,000. This was in relation to the construction of a gas injection project in Asaba.
He was educated at the Nigerian Law School, and earned a Bachelor of Law in 1990 and he obtained his first degree from University of Lagos, LL.B (Hons) in 1989. Etigwe has acted as the principal legal consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria in the review of all the major aviation laws in Nigeria including the current Civil Aviation Act of 2006 which regulates airlines’ operating standards.
A pioneer of class actions in Nigeria as exemplified by the actions against Pfizer for the Trovan tests and First Bank Plc for its 2007 hybrid offer, Etigwe Uwa has also acted for the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with regard to the release of the MV Abuja, which was arrested in Sri Lanka.
In 2010, he was awarded the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) – the Nigerian equivalent of the English rank of Queen’s Counsel.