Name: Emmanuel Ekpenyong FCIArb
Firm Name: Fred-young & Evans
Country: Nigeria
Expertise: Dispute Resolution

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Professional Biography:

Emmanuel Ekpenyong is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Emmanuel directly using the contact details above.

Emmanuel is the Managing Partner of Fred-Young & Evans LP, a full-service commercial law firm in Nigeria, and Fred-Young Recoveries, an international debt collection firm. Emmanuel studied Civil Law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to Nigerian Bar in 2007. He holds an LLM Degree in International Business Law from the University Of Liverpool, England.

Emmanuel is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, United Kingdom and Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants. He is a practicing Nigerian Legal Practitioner with vast international advisory experience. He is experienced in recovery of diverse debts across borders. He has been engaged in prominent commercial litigations at the High and appellate courts and has acted as Counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He offers legal advice and secretarial services to some oil and gas, construction and real estate companies in Nigeria.

Emmanuel has been engaged in prominent commercial litigations at the High and appellate courts and has acted as Counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He is involved in several public interest litigations like the suit by some Federal law makers in Nigeria against the Federal Government on the constitutionality of the Excess Crude Account and the action to compel the Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation to promulgate an Order to bring Part I of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, CAP, F35, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 into operation.

In 2020, Emmanuel commenced an action to challenge the legality of some provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 which infringe the Constitutional fundamental human rights of citizens and other provisions of the Constitution. He also instituted an action for the Court to interpret the extent of the Right to Life under Section 33 of the Constitution and the duty of the Nigerian State to protect and preserve human life. In 2021, he instituted an action for the Court to interpret whether the National Assembly which is Nigerian legislative arm of Government has Constitutional powers under its oversight functions in Sections 88 and 89 of the Constitution, to summon the President to answer questions on security of lives and properties in Nigeria.

Emmanuel has authored several scholarly works in different areas of law in both local and international journals. He is a Specialist Contributor on the topic “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Foreign Judgments in Nigeria” to the book “Contemporary Issues in Law and Society: Legal Essays in Tribute to the Hon. Justice Chinwe E. Iyizoba JCA” of the Court of Appeal. His recent books include “Impact of Nigeria’s Legislations and Business Practices on Foreign Investments.” He recently wrote a thesis titled “Arbitration! A Bane to Prompt Resolution of International Commercial Disputes; A Case of Nigeria.”

Emmanuel has authored several scholarly articles on family law, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration, debt collection and insolvency, company law and practice, enforcement of local and foreign judgments and arbitral awards, telecommunications, real estate and construction, due diligence and legal audit compliance in Mondaq, Getting the Deal Through, Lexology, Corporate LiveWire, Virtual RoundTable, Finance Monthly, Lexology, Financial Worldwide, Start-up Overseas.

Emmanuel is profiled as a National Expert by Getting the Deal Through. In 2020, he received a Certificate of Excellence and Fred-Young & Evans was listed amongst the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year” by Silicon Review, 2020. Fred-Young & Evans was listed amongst the “50 Best Companies to Watch, 2021” by CIO Bulletin 2021 (50 Best Companies to Watch 2021).

In 2021, Emmanuel was also listed amongst the “The 10 Most Innovative Business Leaders Making Difference in 2021” by the INC Magazine (Emmanuel Ekpenyong: An Illustrious Legal Advisor delivering Bespoke Legal Insights – The INC Magazine). In 2022, he is listed as “The 10 Most Influential Entrepreneurs to Follow in 2022”.