AIKHUNEGBE ANTHONY MALIK
He joined the firm in May, 2010 and heads the Oil and Gas, as well as Arbitration Teams in the firm. He is a 1999 graduate of Law from the University of Ibadan. He attended the Nigerian Law School in the 2001-2002 session and was duly called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002. He presently holds Masters Degrees in Law (LL. M) from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Masters in International Studies (MIS) from the University of Ilorin. He also holds Certificates in International Criminal Justice & Administration and Public Prosecution from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
He was a Board Member and Legal Adviser of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and Legal Adviser to Joint Tax Boards (2008 – 2010). He was a Special Assistant to the Honourable Attorney General of The Federation and Minister of Justice between 2007 and 2010. He had a brief stint with the law firm of Afe Babalola (SAN) & Co., (as an intern) in 2001 and later joined the Chambers of Wole Olanipekun & Co. as an Associate where he rose to the position of Head of Chambers.
He is widely travelled both locally and internationally having been attending NBA, CLA and IBA conferences since 2002. He was a member of the Nigerian Delegation to the United Nations’ General Assembly for three (3) consecutive years (2007, 2008 & 2009). He is firmly rooted in litigation and arbitration and is a member of The Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Junior Chambers, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K., The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists, Associate Member of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (US). A Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Malik has argued cases in all the court types in Nigeria.