ASSOCIATE
PETER EDOKPAYI - ASSOCIATE

Peter graduated from the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma in 2012 with a second class upper division with special recognition in Commercial and International Law. He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School in 2012 and was called to the Nigerian Bar on the 28th of November 2013, also with a second class, upper division.

In 2012, Peter had his compulsory National Youth Service at DOC-AA Consultants, Cross-River State where he gained practical experience and advised on revenue related matters and debt recovery; whilst working directly with the Legal Department of CRS Internal Revenue Service in the prosecution of tax offenders. He was also an executive member of the Legal Aid Community Development Service of the NYSC.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter worked in the law firm of Wahab Shittu & Co where he was part of the team that recorded innumerable courtroom victories. During his short but eventful stint with W.K Shittu & Co, he impeccably distinguished himself and preferred solutions to complex questions while also delving into the foray of corporate practice and championing the corporate section of the firm.

Peter possesses great leadership skills and has bagged several awards for his unique disposition and smart appearances. He emerged Speaker of the LAWSA House of Parliament, Ambrose Alli University in his fourth year after serving the house as class representative for two consecutive years. He also bagged several awards including best dressed student in his set.

Awards

Joint best graduating student 2006 Pre-degree set, Department of English Language, Ambrose Alli University.

3rd best graduating student 2012 set, Faculty of Law, Ambrose Alli University.

Award of Excellent Service as Speaker of the 2011 LAWSA House of Parliament, Ambrose Alli University.

Certificate of Recommendation, 2013 (Batch C) National Youth Service Corp.

Certificate of Recognition, 2013 (Batch C) Legal Aid Community Development Service of the NYSC.

Memberships

Nigerian Bar Association

Young Lawyers Forum

Practice Areas

Litigation, Corporate commercial and Secretarial practice, Property Law, Employment Law, Arbitration as well as Oil and gas Law.

Email: p.edokpayi @punuka.com