Yakubu Chonoko MAIKYAU, SAN, FCIArb, is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained an LLB (Honours) Degree in 1989. He attended the Nigerian Law School and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in December 1990.
After completing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Programme, he settled for Private Law Practice at the Law Firm of Messrs. Danladi Bamaiyi and Company in 1991. He rose to become the Head of Chambers in that Firm and was there until 2003 when he voluntarily resigned.
Upon his resignation, Mr. Maikyau continued with his Private Law Practice under the name Y. C. Maikyau & Co., with offices in Abuja and Sokoto. He was appointed Notary Public in May 2002 by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and in 2011, he was conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee.
In June 2014 he obtained a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, United Kingdom. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK September 2014. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Centre, Nigeria, where he was awarded a Diploma in Ministerial Training, with an emphasis on Societal Leadership.
Mr. Maikyau is a member of the International Bar Association and Nigeria Bar Association. He was appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to serve as a Member of the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) with effect from July 2016 until July 2022. He is a Member of the NBA Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee (LPRRC) and a serving member of, Governing Council of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State. He is the current Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Welfare Committee.
He has over three decades of professional experience in law practice. He is particularly erudite in all areas of Litigation Law and Arbitration which has invariably led to success in a number of high-profile and groundbreaking briefs. He is always forward-looking and committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.
He is happily married and blessed with children.
Membership and Professional Associations:
- Nigerian Bar Association
- Chairman- Welfare Committee NBA
- Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (FCIArb)
- International Bar Association