While in the United States, he counseled multinational publicly-held conglomerates and private companies on various matters, including but not limited to, Fiduciary Law and Corporate Governance; Securities Laws; Legislative and Regulatory Matters before the U.S. Congress; Real Estate Valuation and Tax Abatement; Immigration; Intellectual Property Law; Internet Technology and Security; Insurance and Coverage Disputes; and Business Torts (including Unfair Trade Practices, Commercial Libel and Breach of Contract).
Since returning to practice in Nigeria, Mr. Adio has complemented his business litigation background with extensive expertise in Admiralty (Maritime), Energy (Oil and Gas), Telecommunications, and Capital Markets transactions and counseling. He is also duly registered with the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Capital Markets Solicitor.
Mr. Adio obtained his Bachelor of Laws with honours (LL.B Hons.) from The University of Buckingham, United Kingdom and his Master of Laws (LL.M Taxation) from Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
He is an avid runner and successfully completed two Boston Marathons.
She also has a substantial background in energy and utility services including electric power generation matters and was an integral part of the team that drafted the power reform legislation that liberalized the electricity power sector of the Nigerian economy.
She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree with honors from The University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and Master of Laws from Boston University School of Law, Boston, USA. She is admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York State, USA.
Justice Adio represented his country with distinction and received commendation in various forms, including a United Nations Human Rights Fellowship; Chairmanship of the Commission on Crude and Refined Oil concessions granted by the Nigerian Government to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) between 1984 and 1994; Chairmanship of The African Group in the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference; Nomination to and membership (based on competence) of The United Nations Preparatory Commission for Seabed Authority and Law of the Sea Tribunal.
The Honourable Chief Judge obtained his law degree from the University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
She is an Associate of the Association of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and also admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York State, USA.