Donald Ibebuike joined Foundation Chambers in 2005 and has been involved in maritime, shipping, Oil and Gas, commercial and corporate practice of the firm - proffering legal advice to Clients, litigating and arbitrating on issues relating to registration, charter & sale of vessels, arrest & release of vessels, interests in oil blocs, local content, offshore contracts, ports operations and management, general leases & mortgages and other shipping and oil and gas matters. He also advises Clients on regulatory laws and compliance, joint ventures, exploration and production contracts, carriage of goods, oil, gas & Ports assets biddings, acquisitions and divestments.
Upon completion of his LL.M studies at the University of Aberdeen, he gained work experience at the Marine & International Trade Department of Clyde & Co. LLP in its London office.
Donald has participated in many local and international conferences and seminars and has also acted as a resource person in most of them. He was elevated to Partner position at Foundation Chambers in 2016 and he is currently the Managing Partner of the Firm.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association; International Bar Association; Energy Institute, London, UK; the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Houston, USA; London Court of International Arbitration; Nigerian Maritime Law Association and Centre for Petroleum Information, Lagos, Nigeria;
Donald graduated with LL. B (Hons) from Abia State University, Uturu, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2004 and holds a Master’s degree (LLM) in Oil & Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen, UK (2010).