Cleophas or as his colleagues like to call him, ‘Cleo’ is the numbers guy, when numbers don’t make sense he deciphers them and breaks them down into meaningful data. He is intimately involved in: advising clients on amicable settlement of disputes, drafting the necessary pleadings and representing clients’ interests before arbitral tribunals, courts and various tribunals.
Cleo has a serene aura about him that envelopes his clients and puts them at ease while he tries to solve their legal problems. A detail oriented advocate who goes over the minutiae in a wide variety of practice areas including; Commercial, Constitutional and Judicial Review, Employment, Succession, Intellectual Property, Procurement and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
In his free time, Cleo can be found reading theological material, traveling or hiking to unwind after a complex case. He is passionate about alternative dispute resolution and is pursuing a fellowship at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of which he is a member.
Acting in the advisory and representation of a client in international arbitration proceedings whose subject value is in excess of USD 70,000,000;
Part of the team that acted on behalf of a major Bank in an Insolvency Petition instituted by the Bank against a cable manufacturing on account of a debt owed by the company to the tune of USD 29,000,000;
Part of the team representing a major power supply company in an ongoing suit for alleged breach of contract. The subject contract relates to the supply of a consignment of over 8,000 transformers worth upwards of USD 11,000,000;
Part of the team that represented and successfully defended a leading State Corporation in an Application for Review in respect to a tender for periodic maintenance of a major highway whose subject value was to the tune of USD 15,000,000;
Part of the team that defended a top financial institution in a suit where the claimant sought damages to the tune of USD 6,000,000 for alleged unfair termination and;
Part of the team that has successfully conducted Legal Audits and Governance Audits on various State Corporations and private entities.