Olasupo Shasore

Olasupo Shasore has significant experience in commercial arbitration; lead counsel in an on-going complex State- Investor dispute, an International Investment Arbitration before ICSID Tribunal; Represented the Sovereign States and entities in leading precedents on Sovereign Immunity in Nigeria; Frequently selected expert on Nigerian law at arbitration/foreign proceedings.

He has been engaged in the resolution of various commercial disputes by arbitration and has advised various clients in the Oil and Gas, Power and Construction industries for many years. He was also consulted by the Lagos State Government on reforms in the electric power sector. He was member/secretary of the Presidential Petroleum Revenue Special Taskforce and more recently, a resource person to the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals in connection with the Roadmap for the Growth and Development of the Nigerian Mining Industry. Shasore chaired the Committee on the Reform of Nigeria’s national Arbitration Law and led the amendment of the LCA Rules (2013) to provide for “Special Measure” Emergency Arbitrators.

He was a member of ICCA’s Consultative Workshop Cooperation among African Arbitral Initiatives; London Court of International Arbitration Africa User Group; the Panel of Recognised International Market Experts (PRIME) and its Advisory Committee; the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA); board member of Nigeria Ports Authority and Interswitch.

Author: ‘Commercial Arbitration Law and International Practice in Nigeria’ (2011) (Johnson & Shasore); Jurisdiction and Sovereign Immunity in Nigerian Commercial Law (Practice and Textbook) (NIIA 2007); Publisher and Editor-in-Chief (since 2004), Commercial Law Reports of Nigeria (CLRN).

Firm Overview:

ALP (Africa Law Practice) is a commercial law firm in Nigeria, established as the result of a carefully cultivated 25 year vision. The partnership practices under the name ‘Africa Law Practice’ and ‘ALP Legal’. The firm is a strategic merger of distinct practices bringing together legal, business and policy expertise that underscores Africa’s growth. The merged practices have easily placed ALP Legal at the forefront, as a leading corporate commercial law firm.

As increased investment and rapid private sector growth in Africa transformed its economies, the need for home-grown, regionally-oriented and excellent quality legal services became imperative. This also led to the establishment of ALP Legal, as a Nigeria-based, Africa business-focused firm that delivers the very best of African legal and advisory services.

The partners have over 100 years of combined experience in legal and business advisory services in Nigeria and internationally. Additionally, our significant experience in the public sector and government relations gives us an advantage in helping our clients to navigate Nigeria’s sometimes complex regulatory and public sector landscape.

We deliver solution-driven services which only local expertise and regional connections can provide. We work in partnership with our clients to understand their needs and ensure we provide them with business-driven results. We have first-hand experience of being the ‘client’, of setting-up, operating and growing businesses in Nigeria and beyond, so we are well placed to truly understand and anticipate our clients’ needs.

Our knowledge is the wealth of our expertise, this is at the core of our service offering. We are ‘what we know’ and ‘who we know’ – we draw upon our sector and industry experience, as well as our extensive network of contacts to deliver innovative solutions to clients. We are the law firm that wants to continue to innovate, to exceed client expectations and contribute to the development of African commercial markets, the legal services sector and the growth of African IP.

Africa Law Practice is associated with ALP International (Mauritius) Ltd and with partner law offices around the continent.

“We are an Africa-focused professional service firm built on integrity and trust. We promise to always maintain the highest ethical standards, using our knowledge, innovation and pragmatism to deliver true value, in partnership with our clients and the society.”

Onjefu Adoga

Brooke Chambers Law Firm is a full service law firm based in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. Our practice areas covers financial law services, business and investment laws, infrastructure law, natural resources law, maritime law, human resources law and general litigation practice.

Maritime Expertise:

The salient details of our maritime law services are sale and alienation of ships and vessels, marine insurance law, recovery of cargo and claims, cabotage law and permits, maritime law administration, ports administration, customs laws, import and export laws, shipping permits and laws, ship arrest, ship registration, ship detention, lay time and demurrage, personal injury, maritime litigation etc.

Afamefuna Francis Nwokedi

Stillwaters is a law firm based in Nigeria. The firm was established in 2001 and specialises in corporate and commercial law, intellectual property (IP) law, tax advisory services, Media-Entertainment-Technology and Sports (METS), and Litigation/Dispute Resolution.

As a firm, it is our belief that many aspects of today’s legal landscape require a keen understanding as well as knowledge of the law; accordingly, we offer solutions to the often complex arrays of regulations and requirements that confront the business client in Nigeria thereby creating conducive legal environments for our clients to achieve their goals.

Professionalism, flexibility and innovation are the hallmark of our practice. We value professional excellence, outstanding result and realize they both require creativity and hard work. With over 125 years of combined partnership practice experience, we strive to gain every legal advantage for our clients while upholding the principles behind our guiding goal of PEOPLE, INTEGRITY and SERVICE as a driving force steering our entire practice.

From corporate commercial contracts, media rights mergers, sport licensing, corporate income tax, copyright issues, due diligence to general trademark/patent administration, infringement, passing-off,anti-counterfeiting, piracy technology transfer, joint venture, dispute resolution and enforcement, practice representative clients include over 600 foreign multinationals, quoted companies, financial institutions, industries, small and medium-size businesses and private entrepreneurs.

Our IP department operates from the commericalk cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, with associate offices in Cameroon (for OAPI matters) and Angola; and our dispute resolution department has extensive practice before the trial and appellate courts in Nigeria.

Donald Ibebuike

Donald Ibebuike joined Foundation Chambers in 2005 and has been involved in maritime, shipping, Oil and Gas, commercial and corporate practice of the firm – proffering legal advice to Clients, litigating and arbitrating on issues relating to registration, charter & sale of vessels, arrest & release of vessels, interests in oil blocs, local content, offshore contracts, ports operations and management, general leases & mortgages and other shipping and oil and gas matters. He also advises Clients on regulatory laws and compliance, joint ventures, exploration and production contracts, Oil and Gas technical service/management agreements, carriage of goods, oil, gas & Ports assets biddings, acquisitions and divestments, corporate takeovers, mergers and reconstructions.

Upon completion of his LL.M studies at the University of Aberdeen, he gained work experience at the Marine & International Trade Department of Clyde & Co. LLP in its London office.

Donald has participated in many local and international conferences and seminars in Oil and Gas including Dispute Resolution in the Int’l Oil & Gas Business, London. He has also acted as a resource person in many conferences and seminars including a one-day Seminar on “Offshore Safety Workshop” where he presented a paper on “Achieving Effective Offshore Safety Regulation in Nigeria”. Donald has written articles published in the local and international journals including in the International Energy Law Review published by Thompson Reuters, Sweet & Maxwell, London, UK.

He has undertaken several research work relating to Oil and Gas and Shipping in the following areas: Legal Framework for Investment in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry; Emission Trading Scheme and its Impact in the Upstream Industry; Dispute Resolution Procedures in the Oil and Gas Industry; Risk Allocation in Commercial Contracts and Upstream Projects; Investment Protection under the Energy Charter Treaty; Carriage of Containerised Cargo by Sea; Oil and Gas Asset Trading and Decommissioning Liabilities in Nigeria etc.

Donald was elevated to Partner position at Foundation Chambers in 2016.

Memberships:

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association; International Bar Association; Energy Institute, London, UK; the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Houston, USA; London Court of International Arbitration; Nigerian Maritime Law Association and Centre for Petroleum Information, Lagos, Nigeria;

Education:

Donald Ibebuike graduated with LL.B (Hons) from Abia State University, Uturu, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2004 and holds a Masters Degree (LLM) in Oil & Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen, UK (2010).

Firm Overview:

The firm was established in 1999 by Mr. Luke Chukwudi Ilogu, SAN who was formerly a Partner in the law firm of Abuka, Ajegbo, Ilogu & Nwaogu (AAIN), one of the foremost corporate law firms in Nigeria at the time. The Partnership was dissolved in 1999 after about twenty (20) years in existence.

The Firm commenced operations on Wednesday 1st September, 1999 and specializes in International Transportation Law with competencies in maritime, shipping, international trade, aviation, oil and gas and related areas.

Sam Orji

Sam Orji leads Ikeyi Shittu & Co’s Labour practice. He also co-leads the Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice of the firm. He routinely advises employers on issues arising from engagement, discipline or disengagement of employees. He also advises on a wide range of issues arising from the structuring, implementation and or failure of commercial transactions.

Sam has advised on the acquisition and transfer of mineral rights, as well as the setting up of mining operations, in Nigeria. He also assists with structuring and documentation of investment in the solid minerals industry.

He has represented various clients, including state governments, multinational companies and political parties and their candidates, in the prosecution and defence of lawsuits bordering on labour and employment matters, commercial transactions, and election-related matters. He has successfully litigated several high-profile cases before the Nigerian superior courts of record, including the Supreme Court.

Professional Experience:

  • Leading multinational retail company: advisory support on various labour and employment issues arising from its day to day operations.
  • Leading multinational retailer: representation in labour-related disputes before the Industrial Arbitration Panel and the National Industrial Court.
  • South-eastern state government: prosecution of several labour-related lawsuits.
  • Chinese conglomerate; advisory support on acquisition of mineral rights and operation of its mining business in Nigeria.
  • Mining company: advisory support on transfer of existing mineral rights under the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, 2007.
  • Holder of a Nigerian mining licence: advisory and transaction support on start-up and operation of mining asset in Ebonyi State of Nigeria.
  • State government: representation in high-profile suit filed by the Attorney-General of Lagos State challenging the validity of the Value Added Tax Act .
  • Three Nigerian leading banks: representation in various litigation including disputes with former employees and disputes with customers – at both courts of first instance and appellate courts.
  • Multinational consortium investing in the Nigerian power sector: defence of two multi-million dollar commercial lawsuits for alleged breach of contract.
  • Political party and its candidates: representation (at both tribunal and appellate levels) in twenty-one (21) election petitions relating to the 2015 general elections.
  • Enugu State Government: drafting of ten executive bills on sundry matters, which were eventually passed into law between 2007 and 2011.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)

Education:

  • 2001
    University of Nigeria (UNN): LL.B.
  • 2004
    Nigerian Law School: BL.
  • 2010
    Nnamdi Azikwe University: LL.M

Olusola Jegede

Olusola Jegede is a Partner at RESOLUTION LAW FIRM.

Olusola holds the Bachelor of Laws, LL.B at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He later attended Nigeria Law School and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar

Olusola is well respected for his in-depth expertise and analysis of corporate & commercial and real estate law. Olusola is also responsible for various aspects of Shipping and International Trade Law activities in the law firm.

As an experienced lawyer, with a demonstrated history and knowledge, Olusola’s responsibilities include Researching, Negotiating, Advising, Management, and Consulting.

Olusola is an accredited Trademark Lawyer and a front line Corporate Lawyer with a vast experience in international business.

The other areas of legal practice Olusola frequently engages in at the firm include Immigration Law, Family Law, Litigation and other forms of Disputes Resolution.

Olusola also frequently participates in litigation and other forms of ADR.

Olusola has attended several legal related conferences within and outside Nigeria.

Education:

  • University Of Bradford (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School (B.L)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • IBA Committee On Oil & Gas Law
  • IBA Committee On Power
  • International Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Association For Energy Economics