MR. KENT NNADOZIE PARTNER (G.O. SODIPO & CO.)


Kent Amarachi Nnadozie attended the University of Benin from 1983 – 1987. He attended the Nigerian Law School in 1987 and had the best result in Legal Drafting and Conveyancing in the bar exams. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Lagos Business School, which was awarded in conjunction with the International Graduate School of Management, Barcelona, Spain.

Kent Nnadozie has acted as consultant for organizations such as the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) Rome, International Center for Research in Agro- forestry Nairobi, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) e.t.c. He was a member of the Nigerian delegation to the 4th and 5th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1998 and 2000. He is also the Co-coordinator, West Africa for the Global Diversity Institute e.t.c. He has since graduation engaged in general legal practice with emphasis on Intellectual Property, Corporate law and Environmental law focusing especially on all aspects of genetic resources, pollution control and remediation law.

Mr. Kent has contributed to and delivered a lot of papers some of which include “Biodiversity Prospecting Trust Funds: Sharing Financial Benefits”, “Legal Aspects of Environmental Problems in Petroleum Operations”, “Voluntary and Non-regulatory Approaches to Environmental Protection”, “Regional Approaches to the Regulation of Access and Benefit Sharing: Issues and Trends in Africa”, “Private Sector Involvement in the Implementation of the CBD and UNFCCC in Nigeria”, “Environmental and Community Issues and the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry: The Way Forward”   e.t.c.

Mr. Kent is a Partner in the Law firm of G.O. Sodipo & Co. He is also affiliated to the following Societies: Network of African Environmental Lawyers, Environmental Law Foundation of Nigeria, Commission on Environmental Law of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), U.K. Environmental Law Association e.t.c.