Ucheora Onwuamaegbu*

International Attorney
Uche is a consulting attorney in the firm’s International Trade practice.
Ucheora Onwuamaegbu, Attorney at Arent Fox

Uche regularly provides advisory services and acts as arbitrator in international disputes.

*Admitted as Special Legal Consultant in the District of Columbia. Admitted in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

Previous Work

For more than a decade, Uche was Senior Counsel at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), in Washington, DC. Prior to ICSID, he was a lawyer at the United Nations Compensation Commission, Geneva, having been in private practice in Nigeria and the UK before that.

Professional Activities

Uche currently provides advisory services to the State of Kuwait’s National Focal Point for environmental remediation. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for international Governance Innovation  and member of the Panel of Arbitrators of ICSID and CAS, Lausanne, as well as those of various regional arbitration institutions.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Uche has written and spoken extensively on disputes between governments and foreign investors around the world.

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • "The International Regime for Enforcing Rights of Foreign Investors in Emerging Economies," The the MIDA Institutional Investor Advisory Council Meeting at NASP’s 29th Annual Pension and Financial Services Conference, Houston, Texas, June 2018
  • “ICSID, Investor-State Arbitration, and the UN Compensation Commission, International Economic Law, Business and Policy LLM Colloquium,”  Stanford Law School, April 2018
  • “Conducting International Arbitration in Africa,” Meeting of the International Arbitration Club of New York, December 2017
  • Panelist, “Legitimacy of the International Arbitration Process,” Institute for Transnational Arbitration workshop, Dallas, Texas, June 2017
  • Moderator,  “Perspectives of foreign counsel,” SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference Series: Rethinking the Role of Courts and Judges in supporting Arbitration in Africa, Lagos, June 2016
  • “A Developing Country perspective on the Changing landscape of Investor State Arbitration,” Panel on Investment Arbitration in Africa and Beyond: What Does the Future Hold?” ICCA Congress, Mauritius, 9 May 2016
  • “Legal Issues from the Implementation of KERP,” Conference on Environmental Effects of Armed Conflict - International Legal Dialogue – Middle East North Africa, Amman, Jordan,” 13 December 2015
  • Panelist, “Lessons for Africa from CETA, TPP, TTIP, and Beyond,” Annual Conference, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Abuja, Nigeria, November 3, 2015
  • Panelist, King's College London, Shearman & Sterling, and BIICL's Investment Treaty Forum, London, United Kingdom, October 29, 2015
  • Panelist, “Investor State Arbitration between Developed Democracies: A Policy under Challenge,” Center for International Governance Initiative, Ottawa, Canada, September 25, 2015
  • Panelist, “Refining ICSID’s Procedures,” Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL), London, United Kingdom, September 10, 2015