London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Called to the English Bar, Lincoln’s Inn 2008
Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), Allington, USA, 2009
International Bar Association
Nigerian Bar Association
American Bar Association (Associate)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
African Bar Association
Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association
Pan African Lawyers’ Union
West African Bar Association
Chairman, Vox Populi Foundation for Leadership
Pioneer Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL)
Former Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja Branch.
Chairman, Janada International Center for Arbitration and Mediation (JICAM)
to the Nigerian Bar in 1986 and enrolled at the Supreme Court of
Nigeria the same year, Chief J-K Gadzama was appointed Notary Public in
June 1996 and elevated to the worthy rank of a Senior Advocate of
Nigeria (SAN) in 1998. His professional experience spans a vast area of
adjectival/procedural and substantive law. A worthy professional par
excellence, he has been external Solicitor to several Merchant,
Commercial, Development and Industrial Banks; adviser to major
multinational corporations and indigenous companies and organizations
and network of individuals in Nigeria. He was the lead Counsel to the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and also was the Chief
Legal Counsel to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He is registered
with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Abuja as a Capital
Market Consultant and was a partner in the legal consortium of Legal
Advisory Partnership (LAP), comprising foreign and indigenous lawyers
charged with the responsibility of providing legal services to the
Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) Abuja, from April 2004 to July 2007.
Aside this very important assignment, he is a Legal Consultant to Bureau
of Public Enterprises (BPE), the Secretariat of the National Council on
Privatization (NCP), chaired by the Vice President of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.
Chief J-K Gadzama has been recognized in the
international scene, as his expert opinion on the nature of damages
recoverable under Nigerian Law, was recently in 2015 sought in Toulouse,
France before The Tribunal De Grande Instance De Toulouse. He has been
recognized by Intercontinental Finance Magazine (ICFM) in 2015 as one of
the 500 best lawyers in the world. He is also featured on Who’s Who
Legal as an Arbitration Expert. He was recently appointed Liquidator to
wind up the Power Holding Company of Nigeria ( PHCN) PLC and also
provide Legal Advisory Services for the winding up proceedings.
to his Anti-corruption posture, he was appointed the Chairman, Legal
Team of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and he was also
Chairman, National Working Group on the Rome Statute constituted by the
office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation.
recently, Chief Gadzama was a Federal Commissioner/Board Member with
the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission of Nigeria (ICRC),
Board Member, Diamond Pension Fund Custodian and Board Member,
University of Benin Governing Council.