Donald was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2004. He obtained his LLB from Abia State University. He holds an LLM in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Donald joined the practice in 2005 and has been in involved in Shipping, Oil and Gas, Commercial and Corporate Practice. He advises on issues relating to Ship registration, Charter & sale of vessels, Arrest & release of vessels, and mortgages. He also advises on Joint ventures, Exploration and Production contracts, Oil and Gas technical service/management agreements, asset acquisitions and divestment, corporate takeovers, mergers and reconstructions.
He undertook an internship in the Marine & International Trade Department of Clyde & Co. LLP, London in 2010.He has participated in many local and international conferences and seminars in Oil and Gas including Deep water Horizon, London. He has been involved in research relating to Oil and Gas and Shipping in the following areas: Legal Framework for Investment in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry; Emission Trading Scheme and its Impact in the Upstream Industry; Dispute Resolution Procedures in the Oil and Gas Industry; Risk Allocation in Commercial Contracts and Upstream Projects; Investment Protection under the Energy Charter Treaty and Carriage of Containerized Cargo by Sea.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Energy Institute, London and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Houston, USA.