OZAH is a Doctoral Researcher at the School of Law, University of Aberdeen where he is currently completing a PhD. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB. Hons), a BL from the Nigerian Law School, and LLM in Oil & Gas Law with Distinction from the Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
He is called to the Nigerian Bar to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In legal practice he has been involved in litigation, advisory and consultancy, especially in relation to various procurement and commercial contractual arrangements including, legal documentation drafting, review, and negotiation of many oil & gas service contracts. He was part of a team that advised and completed the legal documentation for a state government in relation to a landmark power project which resulted in boosting electricity supply and distribution in around the state capital.
In academics over the past years, he has taught and assessed students in several law courses including Delict & Unjustified Enrichment, Insurance Law, Civil Procedure, Company Law, Law of Contract, Business Law, and Commercial and Consumer Contracts, etc. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Aberdeen Student Law Review (Vol. 10) and currently Consulting Editor for Vol. 11. Also, presently a Co-Editor and Copy Editor / Peer Reviewer of the Granite Journal.
Prior to academics, Ozah had a brief stint as an Attorney in charge of legal services in a multinational upstream energy servicing company, overseeing that portfolio in Nigeria and West Africa. During which time he was responsible for advising the company concerning simple, moderate, and complex legal issues relating to oilfield services regulatory compliance, standards, and due diligence; local content requirements/compliance; bribery, corruption, and money laundering; and to everyday business activities. He has drafted, reviewed, and negotiated risk allocation in oilfield service contracts for several onshore, swamp, and offshore projects.
He is a member of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL), Nigerian Bar Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), etc.