Kato is a citizen of United Kingdom and Nigeria. He obtained the Master of Laws (LLM) degree with Distinction and the PhD degree in Energy and Natural Resources Law (Oil and Gas Laws) from the University of East London, United Kingdom. He is a Professor of Energy and Natural Resources Law (Oil and Gas Laws) at the Faculty of Law, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Also, he routinely consult with reputable multinational oil companies operating in Nigeria. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Kato offers professional counsel on all facets of energy and natural resources laws (encompassing solid, liquid and gaseous minerals). He routinely works on market defining projects, multi-jurisdictional transactions, multifarious regulatory directives and high value litigious matters. The clients benefit from the highest quality consultancy, enhancing the commercial perspective of the energy industry businesses. Kato is also proficient in: Negotiation and mediation; Designing and applying socially efficient solutions to oil and gas pollution conflicts; Joint ventures and contractual arrangements; Community content development; and Biodiversity impact analysis (including EIA).