Jean Chiazor Anishere. SAN.

Jean Chiazor Anishere. SAN.

Principal Partner


Jean Chiazor Anishere is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and one of Nigeria’s most prominent lawyers and a successful author, having already written three volumes of Essays in Admiralty – a comprehensive collection of essays and learned papers focused on maritime law – with a fourth volume in for publication. Jean is the Editor – In – Chief of Admiralty Law Reports of Nigeria, volumes 1 – 18 (A compendium of Judgments on Admiralty Matters in Nigeria, through the Federal High Courts to the Supreme Court of Nigeria) with a comprehensive index of cases published so far.

Holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1985; Master of Laws; LLM-University of Lagos and Master in Transport Management-Ladoke Akintola University. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986, and sworn Notary Public, in 1990.

Awarded International Women of the Year 1997-1998 by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge in recognition of her services to law, and the International Professional of the Year 2005, for her excellent practice in the field of law.

Maritime Legal Consultant to the Nigerian House of Representatives’ Committee on Marine; trained the first set of the Cabotage enforcement officers for NIMASA. Founding member of the Committee of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute on the bi-annual Maritime Seminar for Judges. Jean also presided as co-chair of the Nigerian Admiralty Law and Procedure Reform Committee, 2020.

Member: International Bar Association; The Nigerian Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria; Nigerian Maritime Law Association; Past President, WISTA-Nigeria; Past President, African Women in Maritime Organization (WIMAFRICA); Role Model-Women in Transport and Logistics-Nigeria.


  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • University of Lagos, Nigeria

Practice Areas

  • Maritime Law
  • Shipping and International Trade Law
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Litigation
  • Corporate/Commercial Law


  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Nigerian Chamber of Shipping
  • International Bar Association
  • Founding Member and the immediate past President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA-NIG.)
  • President of African Women in Maritime (WIMAFRICA)
  • Exco member of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association
  • First Secretary and Legal Adviser to the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN)
  • the Enterprise Network for West Africa
  • Nigeria-Britain Association
  • Fellow of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Fellow, Institute of Directors – Nigeria
  • founding member, National Judicial Institute/Nigerian Shippers’ Council Committee on Maritime Seminar for Judges
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – UK
  • Exco Member, Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria
  • member, International Chamber of Commerce-Nigeria (ICC-N)