Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s and Nigeria’s leading barristers. He has a broad international practice with a particular interest in Africa. He provides high-level advice and representation for individuals, corporate clients and other organisations, (including NGOs), in matters ranging from business crime and corrupt practices, commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
He took silk in 2002, and since 2004 has acted as Grade A Advocacy Trainer at Gray’s Inn, where he became a Bencher in 2005. The following year, in 2006, he was appointed Joint Head of Chambers, elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and became the Legal Advisor to the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK. He also acts as a Legal Assessor for the General Medical Council .
He was chair of the British Nigeria Law Forum (BNLF) from 2005 until 2009. He continues to be active in the BNLF and has been appointed to a number of important Bar Council committees over the years. He has also been involved in the training of judges and the reform of civil procedure law in Nigeria.
In November 2008 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award to the profession from the Black Solicitors’ Network and the year before that, the Minority Lawyers' Conference Award for his work for, and with, BME practitioners. In 2009, he was appointed an Honorary Professor of Law by City University. He has appeared in ChambersUK's Leading Lawyers for the past seven years. In addition to becoming a SAN in Nigeria, his overseas appointments have included being a member of the Body of Benchers in Nigeria, Chair of the G50 business group (“investing in Nigeria”) and a Fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative
Tim Daniel is senior counsel at Cooley’s London office. He has acted for a number of governments and parastatals, particularly in the developing world. This work has included representation of states before the International Court of Justice in the Hague in boundary disputes and in international arbitration disputes.
He has extensive experience of asset tracing, both in the commercial/insolvency sector and, currently, on behalf of states. Listed as a leading individual in public international law in Chambers and The Legal 500 Directories for the past several years. Tim is also included in the latest edition of ‘Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom' for Public International Law work.
Tim is a recognised spokesperson on anti-corruption and asset tracing, and has recently been interviewed on BBC Two's "Newsnight", BBC Radio Four's "File on 4" programme and for The Guardian newspaper.