Ngo-Martins Okonmah Mciarb

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Ngo-Martins is a specialist in commercial and construction law, construction adjudication, dispute boards and international arbitration. He has advised clients within the construction, oil & gas and power sectors. He has work experience with the leading Lagos commercial law firm Aluko & Oyebode. Previously, he had work experience with the international construction law firm Pinsent Masons London and leading set of construction barristers’ Chambers Keating Chambers London as a foreign qualified lawyer working on project claims and construction related disputes. 

He has expertise in major standard forms of construction and engineering contracts including the JCT, FIDIC, and bespoke forms involving funder led EPC and EPCM. At Epinots, He provides support to clients on the whole spectrum of legal risk management, advises clients (project owners and contractors) on a range of issues on project development and the resolution of disputes arising during projects, including dispute boards, adjudication, expert determination, and arbitration. He has acted as an arbitrator and arbitration counsel in both domestic and international arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules, with seats in Switzerland, London, Miami Florida, and Nigeria. Ngo-Martins’ practice has a strong international focus, having worked on projects in the Caribbean and Africa.

He is published in several journals, including IBA-Construction Law International and regularly presents at conferences and seminars.


  • Legal risk management (Construction and Engineering law)
  • International Arbitration
  • Construction Adjudication
  • Standard Forms of Contract
  • FIDIC and Use of Various Standard Forms of Contract Training
  • Expert Witness and Reports


  • MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution – Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, University of London
  • BL – Nigerian Law School
  • LLB(Hons) – Delta State University Nigeria


  • Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member Dispute Resolution Board Federation UK
  • Founder/Executive Director Africa Construction Law
  • Member Sub Committee on Construction Law – Lagos Chambers of Commerce International Arbitration Centre
  • Director African Arbitration Academy

Languages: Igbo – Intermediate | Yoruba – Intermediate | English – Fluent