Ami practices competition and commercial litigation, with a focus on disputes in the finance and banking sector.
He began his legal career at Berwin Leighton Paisner before joining Dentons in London. He has considerable experience of conducting litigation in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court (including Commercial Court) and Court of Appeal. Over the course of his career, Ami has acted on behalf of numerous domestic and international organisations including the Central Bank of Nigeria, Citibank and Société Générale. He has also worked as in-house counsel whilst at his previous firms, on secondments to Thames Water and the Royal Bank of Scotland respectively.
In his experience dealing with high value and often complex disputes, Ami has acted for clients across a range of geographies, including the Middle East, Nigeria and the BVI. He has been a part of the teams working on some of the most recent leading cases in the English High Court relating to alleged LIBOR manipulation, misrepresentation and breach of COB/COBS. Between 2014 and 2018, Ami acted for clients in proceedings described by The Lawyer as one of the top 20 cases to watch in each of those four years consecutively.
He volunteers with the Poplaw Legal Advice Centre and Citizens Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Ami speaks fluent English and Igbo.
Legal Practice Course, The College of Law, London
LLB, Queen Mary, University of London
Solicitor, England & Wales
Solicitor Advocate, Higher Rights of Audience
Affiliations & Memberships
Member – The Law Society of England and Wales
Black Solicitors Network
The Italian job: Court of Appeal provides guidance on competing jurisdiction clauses – JD Supra, September 2018
Playboy got played: Supreme Court confirms the limits of Hedley Byrne – JD Supra, August 2018
Bribe and Prejudice - Supreme Court decision on bribes or secret commissions received by fiduciaries – July 2014
Supreme Court rules on the limitation period in Constructive Trustee Cases – March 2014