Prof. C. J. Amasike

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Chairman of The Governing Council of the IDRI
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University of Jos-Nigeria – Bachelor of Laws Degree, LL.B Hons, [Upper Second Class] 1976 – 1980. [2nd Best Student] Federal Government Of Nigeria Scholar.
University of Nigeria – Master of Laws Degree, LL.M, [Best Graduating Student In The Department Of Commercial & Property Law And The Best Student In The Whole Faculty Of Law] – 1990.
Jersey, UK [International British Careers College] – Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management [Distinction] – 1983. [Best Student]
University of Kent, Canterbury-England – Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] in Law, [British Commonwealth and Chevening Scholar] – 1994. [Best Student]
Harvard University, U.S.A – Post-Doctoral Diploma from Harvard University U.S.A, in Privatization and Commercialization [Best Graduating Student] – 2000.
An alumnus of the Oxford University United Kingdom & the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ – Commercial Arbitration Diploma Programme – 2007..
An alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa & Global Leadership ADR Group, London, UK. - 2008.
University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa. Doctorate Programme on Mediation and Negotiation - 2009. [Best Student]
International Institute For Tax Judges, Canada. - 2010.
Havard University Post-Doctorate Programme [PON] On Negotiation - 2018.

Professor C. J. Amasike is the Chairman of the Governing Council, International Dispute Resolution Institute [IDRI]. A Legal Practitioner. 

Among other qualifications and memberships, he holds the Bachelor of Laws, LL.B Hons, [Upper Second Class – Second Best Student] 1980, from University of Jos – Nigeria, Master of Laws, LL.M, [Best Graduating Student In The Faculty] 1990, from University of Nigeria, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Law, Ph.D, 1994, [Best Graduating Ph.D Student and a Winner of British Commonwealth Scholarship and a Chevening Scholar] from University of Kent, England United Kingdom.

He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management, 1993, from Jersey, [Grade – Distinction], a Post-Doctoral Diploma from Harvard University U.S.A, in Privatization and Commercialization [Best Graduating Student] 2000. He is an alumnus of the Oxford University United Kingdom & the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ International Commercial Arbitration Diploma Programme, 2007 and was the Best Graduating Student at the University Of Stellenbosch Cape-Town South Africa, Post-Doctoral Commercial Mediation & Negotiation Programme 2009, etc.

He is a Fellow and an Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria, Chartered Mediator ADR Group London – United Kingdom, Fellow Chartered Institute of Pubic Administrators, Member London Court International Arbitrator U.K., Consultant and Arbitrator South African Arbitration Foundation Johannesburg-South Africa, Arbitrator/ADR Practitioner Abuja Multi-Door Court House Nigeria, Arbitrator/Conciliator & Mediator Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Lagos – Nigeria, Member International Arbitration Institute Paris-France, Member International Bar Association, London, Member Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators London-United Kingdom, Member International Association of Penal Law Paris, Member Association of International Arbitrators, Brussels, Member International Association Tax Judges Canada and a Notary Public.

He had worked as Special Adviser to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria and at different times was Chairman/Member of the Federal Government of Nigeria National Committees, some of which are, namely:

He was previously an Executive Director in a Bank, Director/Research Fellow in the Nigeria National Electric Power Authority [NEPA], Vice-President Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines, Nigeria, Head of Department of Public and International Law at the University of Abuja, Nigeria.
He was the former Chairman/Chief Judge, Federal Government of Nigeria, Tax Appeal Court/Tribunal.

He is a Fellow of several professional bodies and the General Editor of Arbitration & ADR In Africa, an author & speaker at several international and local conferences, Managing Partner Prof. C.J Amasike & Associates [an International Commercial and Corporate Law Firm], President, Arbitration And ADR In Africa, and Chairman of the International Dispute Resolution Institute [IDRI]. He is a Consultant to the United Nations on Commercial and Corporate Law & a United Nations’ Diplomat [UNCITRAL].