Elizabeth Nwarueze

Staff Lawyer

Elizabeth is a Nigerian-qualified lawyer and the 2021 Rhodes Scholar for West Africa.  She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from University of Oxford where she researched on International Dispute Settlement, Economic Law and Law of the Sea, a Public Policy Certification from the Moller Institute, University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from University of Ibadan, Nigeria.  She was a directed studies candidate at the 2022 Summer Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law and a participant at the 9th Session of the Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea.  As an undergraduate, she competed at the John H. Jackson Moot on WTO Law and the Monroe Price Moot where she emerged as Best Oralist in 2017.

Prior to joining Volterra Fietta, she sat on the Advisory Board of the British Council (Nigeria) which produced a Policy Report commemorating Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, and gained broad experience in Dispute Settlement and Maritime Practice at Nigeria’s Tier 1 Law Firm.  In legal practice, she participated in arbitration and litigation on debt recovery, intellectual property, banking and energy disputes, bareboat and time charter-party contracts, among others, and supervised a team on the enforcement of a foreign judgement in Nigeria.


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Bachelor of Civil Law Degree,  University of Oxford



English, Igbo Language, Basic French

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