Principal Partner


Dr Ifeoma E. Nwafor, FCArb, FICIArb is the Principal Partner at IEN LEGAL ASSOCIATES where she heads the international arbitration and cyber law departments of the firm. She specialises in domestic and international arbitration, information technology law and international dispute resolution. She provides arbitration, cyber/IT advisory services to a myriad of clients in various sectors.

Dr Nwafor holds a PhD in Cyber/IT Law from the University of Nigeria where she graduated with distinction. She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICArb) and emerged the overall best Candidate and the Winner of the Aare Afe Babalola Price in the 2017 NICArb Fellowship Training. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators.

She is a Member of Arbitral Women, and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Commercial Law (Commercial Law Development Services Ltd) and the International Journal of Construction and Arbitration. She is also an active Member of the Cyber Security Association of Nigeria. Dr Nwafor is passionate about Alternative Dispute Resolution, especially arbitration and mediation. She specializes in construction and commercial arbitration and has been involved in several arbitration matters in various capacities.



Ngozi Ufoeze is an outstanding professional with over ten years of working experience in various sectors of corporate law. She is currently a senior partner in IEN Legal Associates. Her practice is centred in the area of corporate law with particular expertise in designing, managing and executing corporate contracts, intellectual property, and financial products and taxation. Ngozi obtained her bachelor’s degree in (2001) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in (2003). She also holds a master’s degree in Business Management from the United Kingdom (Middlesex University, 2005).
Her clients include Prime Service Engineers, Philia Energy and Penero Energy.
She is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association
and an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

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