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Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud
Director

Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1980. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 and obtained his Masters of Laws degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1988) where he specialized in Company Law and Labour Relations. Mr Mahmoud SAN has been in private legal practice since 1993 and is currently a partner in the firm of Dikko & Mahmoud (Solicitors). Mr Mahmoud’s experience covers several aspects of law including but not limited to Oil and Gas, Infrastructure dispute, Finance/ICT Infrastructure dispute, Telecommunication Investment dispute, diverse suits with millions of Naira as claims. He is also passionate about giving back to the society and therefore participates in several community services.

In addition to his academic qualification and experience, Mr Mahmoud SAN holds several other professional qualifications some of which are Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at the Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom; Diploma of the Onati Institute of Victimology: Victims’ Rights and Legal Reforms, Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Gipuzkua, Spain; Certificate in Development Law from the International Development Law Institute (IDLI) in Rome, Italy.

Additionally, Mr Mahmoud SAN has held several prominent positions during his career. Some of such appointments include Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kano State (1992-1993); Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1992); Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1990-1992); Director of Civil Litigation, Kano State Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1988-1990); Acting Deputy Director and Head of civil Litigation Department, Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1987-1988); amongst other positions.

He is also a member of several professional bodies and Boards of organisations/companies some of which are: London Court of International Arbitration (2014), Energy Arbitrators List (accepted in July 2013), International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (August 2011). He is equally a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) (May 2008), Vice President/Member Governing Council Nigeria Stock Exchange. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of MTN Nigeria Communications PLC and the Aliko Dangote Foundation.

Mahmoud is a recipient of the National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON (2005).