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John St. Claret Ezeani

Of Counsel

+ 234 (0) 7000 2384 7679 (ext. 102)


John has garnered over 20 years of cross-cutting experience advising the private sector, the Government of Nigeria and multilateral institutions on infrastructure development; strategic policy formulation, and sector reform; international economic and natural resources law. As a former consultant to DFID, he played a key role in framing the Nigerian regulatory landscape for public private partnerships through his contributions to the drafting of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (Establishment) Act, 2011 and the Public Private Partnership Regulations amongst other instruments, and in developing a roadmap for the Reform of the Nigerian oil and gas sector. He has also represented the Niger Delta Development Corporation (“NDDC”) in legislative hearings on a Bill to Amend the Nigeria LNG (Fiscal Incentives, Guarantees and Assurances) Act, and was a member of the Special Presidential Technical Panel that reviewed the contractual framework for the Kubwa real estate development in Abuja.


  • LL.M., International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tuft University, Massachusetts, USA.
  • M.I.L.D. (Masters in International Law and Diplomacy), University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • LL.M., University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • LL.B. (Hons.), University of Benin, Nigeria
  • John also holds the Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop Certificate, Harvard University, USA; a Certificate in “Designing Legislative, Institutional and Regulatory Frameworks for Successful Public Private Partnerships” from the Institute of Public Private Partnerships (IP3), Arlington, Virginia, USA; and a Certificate in “Infrastructure Management in a Market Economy” from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.


Bar Admissions

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, 1988


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Associate Member, American Bar Association

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(Off Admiralty Way)
Lekki Phase 1, Lekki
Lagos, Nigeria

Phone:+ 234 (0) 7000 2384 7679

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