Mr. L. Chidi Ilogu (SAN) attended King’s College, Lagos, graduated LLB (Hons) in 1974 from the University of Ife, was called to the Nigerian Bar in June 1975 and holds a Masters Degree (LLM) in Maritime Law from Cardiff Law School, University of Wales (1991). He was admitted to the Inner Bar as Senior Advocate of Nigeria in July 2012. He is the Senior Partner of Foundation Chambers, a foremost maritime law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria, and has over 40 years’ experience in legal practice. He is a Consultant to the International Maritime Organization (IMO); member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); and member of both the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
He is President of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association and a board member of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria. From time to time, he consults for the National Assembly, Federal Ministry of Transport and major maritime parastatals in Nigeria on maritime policies and legislation; acts for P&I clubs and for several international law firms specializing in maritime and oil and gas practice. He is retained Solicitor to several shipping agencies, shipping lines, logistic companies, oil & gas companies and port terminal operators. He is the Author of Essays on Maritime Law and Practice and Foundation of Carriage of Goods by Sea – The Nigerian Perspective and has several publications in local and international journals on shipping and maritime law.
Mr. Ilogu was in 2008 appointed the Chairman of the Federal Ministry of Transport Committee on Complaints of Arbitrary Increases in Local Shipping Charges by Private Terminal Operators (Concessionaires), Ship Agents and Bonded Terminal Operators. He served as a member of the Transport Schematic Working Group for the Vision 2020 Committee set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2009 and in 2010/2011 acted as Chairman of the Federal Ministry of Transport Port Reforms Evaluation Committee.
He is a life member and National Director of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International, Nigeria and was recently appointed its National Legal Adviser. He is also the Chancellor, Ihiala Diocese of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Chidi loves writing, listening to gospel, classical and Jazz music and plays the Alto Saxophone in the Instrument and Band Unit (IBUC) in his Church, Chapel of the Healing Cross, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos.