Emeka J.P. Obegolu, SAN, PhD is a Senior and Founding Partner of Greenfield Chambers. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka where he obtained his LL.B. (Hons), and has since been called to the Nigerian Bar. He holds a Master’s degree in Mineral Law and Policy (LL.M.) from the University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, a Doctorate degree in Arbitration from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
He is a practicing Arbitrator and Mediator, holding Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), with much experience acting as Sole Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator and Counsel in commercial arbitrations, and Mediator in labour, commercial, family and communal disputes.
He is an accredited Neutral of the Uwais Dispute Resolution Centre (formerly Abuja Multi-door Courthouse), the Federal High Court ADR Centre, the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce Dispute Resolution Centre, the Edo State Multi-door Courthouse, the Abia State Multi-door Courthouse, the Ogun State Multi-door Courthouse, and the Plateau State Multi-door Courthouse.
He has spoken in many conferences over the years, some of which are Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, International Bar Association, Pan African Lawyers Union, and Deutshche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and is an experienced Trainer with a concentration on Arbitration, Negotiation and Mediation.
Emeka is a past President and Life Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, a past President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), a past National General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, a past National Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, a past Council member of the Council of Legal Education, and a past member of the Governing Council of the Legal Aid Council.
He is the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce Dispute Resolution Centre (NCCDRC), the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institute of ADR Registrars, and the 1st Deputy President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). He also sits on the Board of Trustees and Governing Council of the Gemstones Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria and the Abuja Chamber of Commerce Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Acquisition Centre, respectively.
Emeka is a member of the IBB Golf and Country Club and is married with children.