Justice Nnamdi Dimgba

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba

Judge, Federal High Court of Nigeria

Dr. Nnamdi Dimgba is a Partner in the Lagos law firm of Olaniwun Ajayi LP. Graduating in the top 2 of his class at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Enugu Campus), Nnamdi was called to the Nigerian Bar in September 1999. Recognized as Nigeria’s leading expert on Competition Law, Nnamdi has had a most exciting career and a remarkable mix of experiences. He started his professional career in the Tax and Legal Services Division of Arthur Andersen Nigeria (KPMG Professional Services). Subsequent to his time at Arthur Andersen, Nnamdi joined Olaniwun Ajayi LP as a Senior Associate and the Head of the Enterprise Practice Group, and in this capacity, led teams that provided legal advice in the areas of Taxation, Mergers and Acquisitions, and on various transactions in the fields of Corporate and Commercial Law, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency law. After his initial time at OALP, Nnamdi joined another premier commercial practice, PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors, as Partner in charge of its Capital Markets, Banking and Finance Practice Group, and was actively involved in both the contentious and advisory aspects of the Group’s work. An Oxonian, Nnamdi holds a BCL degree from the University of Oxford (Worcester College), a Certificate in US Law and Legal Methods from Suffolk University in Boston, USA and a PhD in Competition Law from the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, where he was also a Law Lecturer in Corporate and Competition Law until 31 August, 2006. Nnamdi is a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including the Shell Centenary/British Chevening Scholarship to the University of Oxford, the DFID Scholarship to the University of Cambridge, Doctoral Research scholarship, UWE Bristol, among others. He has been extensively published locally and internationally in the fields of Nigerian competition and securities laws. Nnamdi is currently serving as the Chairman of the Competition Law Committee, Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association.