Emmanuel O. Igbokwe is a Swiss educated legal practitioner specialising in international arbitration and international commercial litigation. He is presently an LL.M candidate at the MIDS.
Emmanuel has been Research Associate to Professor Dr. Felix Dasser (Homburger AG, Zurich) since 2015. He trained at the law firm Beutler Künzi Stutz AG in Bern (2012 - 2013), worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (2013 - 2014) and was research and teaching assistant to Professor Dr. Cyrill P. Rigamonti at the Institute for Economic Law - University of Bern (2014 - 2015). Emmanuel won several prizes as part of the team that represented the University of Bern at the 19th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna, Austria (2012). He thereafter coached the teams that represented the University of Bern at the 20th and 21st editions of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2012 - 2014).
Emmanuel is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Zurich Law School, where he is on the verge of finishing his doctoral thesis on corruption in international commercial arbitration. He was recently a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University (2017 - 2018). Emmanuel graduated Master of Law with honours (MLaw, magna cum laude) from the University of Bern in 2012, specializing in European & International Law. He also spent a semester at University of Zurich's Law School (2011 - 2012). His Master Thesis was awarded the Faculty Prize for the best thesis submitted at the University of Bern's Department of Economic Law in spring semester 2012.
Emmanuel is fluent in English and German and has working knowledge of French. He is also fluent in Pidgin-English, Igbo and Yoruba.
International Commercial Arbitration
International Economic Law
International Dispute Settlement
International Business Law
Private international law
International Commercial Law