A senior lawyer and Principal Counsel at Azih & Azih Legal Practitioners, a Lagos based dispute resolution, maritime, and commercial law firm, Mr. Nonso Azih has been inducted into the Ancient and Noble Order of the Knights of St. John International (KSJI).

CITY LAWYER recalls that Azih was in 2017 named a “Next Generation Lawyer in Shipping and Transport (Nigeria)” by Who is Who Legal. In 2021, he served as one of the youngest members of the Nigerian Admiralty Law Reform Committee charged to review and make recommendations for maritime law reforms.

Announcing the induction, Azih wrote: “To the glory of God, I am happy to announce that I was yesterday, Saturday 1st June 2024, initiated into the Ancient and Noble Order of the Knights of St. John International (KSJI) under the authority of the Supreme Commandery of the Order.

“Please pray for me to God for mercies, wisdom and guidance as I embark on this journey and work of being a soldier of Christ and defender of the Church, using my time, talent, and treasure.

“As an imperfect man, I feel unworthy, but I am empowered by Hebrews 5:4, which says: ‘No one takes this honour on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.’

“God’s grace is sufficient for me!!”

Azih is a legal practitioner with over 17 years of law practice experience covering core competencies in commercial dispute resolution, maritime and shipping law, employment and labour law, business compliance, data protection, and family law.
Prior to setting up Azih & Azih, he had significant law practice experience at leading law firms in Lagos such as Banwo & Ighodalo, Dentons-ACAS-Law, Foundation Chambers and The Chambers of Ubong Akpan.

He also had crucial in-house counsel experience with APM Terminals, a subsidiary of AP-Moller-Maersk Group which is a leading global shipping and logistics entity.

Azih is a graduate of the prestigious University of Nigeria (UNN) where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2005. He also holds a Master of Laws degree from the prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG). He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in November 2006 after training at Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus.

He is an Accredited Mediator of the Lagos State Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC), and holds a Certificate in Maritime Dispute Resolution and Arbitration from the globally renowned Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.

Azih is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch; Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA), and the Employment and Labour Lawyers Association of Nigeria (ELLAN).

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