Emmanuel Ekpenyong FCIArb

Emmanuel Ekpenyong is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Emmanuel directly using the contact details above.

Emmanuel is the Managing Partner of Fred-Young & Evans LP, a full-service commercial law firm in Nigeria, and Fred-Young Recoveries, an international debt collection firm. Emmanuel studied Civil Law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to Nigerian Bar in 2007. He holds an LLM Degree in International Business Law from the University Of Liverpool, England.

Emmanuel is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, United Kingdom and Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants. He is a practicing Nigerian Legal Practitioner with vast international advisory experience. He is experienced in recovery of diverse debts across borders. He has been engaged in prominent commercial litigations at the High and appellate courts and has acted as Counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He offers legal advice and secretarial services to some oil and gas, construction and real estate companies in Nigeria.

Emmanuel has been engaged in prominent commercial litigations at the High and appellate courts and has acted as Counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He is involved in several public interest litigations like the suit by some Federal law makers in Nigeria against the Federal Government on the constitutionality of the Excess Crude Account and the action to compel the Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation to promulgate an Order to bring Part I of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, CAP, F35, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 into operation.

In 2020, Emmanuel commenced an action to challenge the legality of some provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 which infringe the Constitutional fundamental human rights of citizens and other provisions of the Constitution. He also instituted an action for the Court to interpret the extent of the Right to Life under Section 33 of the Constitution and the duty of the Nigerian State to protect and preserve human life. In 2021, he instituted an action for the Court to interpret whether the National Assembly which is Nigerian legislative arm of Government has Constitutional powers under its oversight functions in Sections 88 and 89 of the Constitution, to summon the President to answer questions on security of lives and properties in Nigeria.

Emmanuel has authored several scholarly works in different areas of law in both local and international journals. He is a Specialist Contributor on the topic “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Foreign Judgments in Nigeria” to the book “Contemporary Issues in Law and Society: Legal Essays in Tribute to the Hon. Justice Chinwe E. Iyizoba JCA” of the Court of Appeal. His recent books include “Impact of Nigeria’s Legislations and Business Practices on Foreign Investments.” He recently wrote a thesis titled “Arbitration! A Bane to Prompt Resolution of International Commercial Disputes; A Case of Nigeria.”

Emmanuel has authored several scholarly articles on family law, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration, debt collection and insolvency, company law and practice, enforcement of local and foreign judgments and arbitral awards, telecommunications, real estate and construction, due diligence and legal audit compliance in Mondaq, Getting the Deal Through, Lexology, Corporate LiveWire, Virtual RoundTable, Finance Monthly, Lexology, Financial Worldwide, Start-up Overseas.

Emmanuel is profiled as a National Expert by Getting the Deal Through. In 2020, he received a Certificate of Excellence and Fred-Young & Evans was listed amongst the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year” by Silicon Review, 2020. Fred-Young & Evans was listed amongst the “50 Best Companies to Watch, 2021” by CIO Bulletin 2021 (50 Best Companies to Watch 2021).

In 2021, Emmanuel was also listed amongst the “The 10 Most Innovative Business Leaders Making Difference in 2021” by the INC Magazine (Emmanuel Ekpenyong: An Illustrious Legal Advisor delivering Bespoke Legal Insights – The INC Magazine). In 2022, he is listed as “The 10 Most Influential Entrepreneurs to Follow in 2022”.

Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja

Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja is our exclusively recommended Legislative Drafting expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dr. Tonye directly using the contact details listed above.

Legislative drafting is Dr. Tonye’s core area of expertise. Tonye holds a Master of Laws (LLM) AND PhD in legislative drafting degrees respectively. The PhD degree awarded by the University of London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies).

Position (s) held:

  • Secretary, Association of Legislative Drafting and Advocacy Practitioners-ALDRAP (since March 2017);
  • Editor-In-Chief, International Journal of Legislative Drafting and Law Reform (since January 2012).

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, in the middle of the country. The skyline of the city, which was built largely in the 1980s, is dominated by Aso Rock, an enormous monolith. It rises up behind the Presidential Complex, which houses the residence and offices of the Nigerian president in the Three Arms Zone on the eastern edge of the city. Nearby are the National Assembly and the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja’s paramount objective is to provide legislative drafting, law review and law reform services that meets the needs of his clients.

Legislative Support Services:

The Department of Legislative Support Services is one of the core departments of the Institute and is responsible for discharging the core responsibilities of the Institute and providing legislative assistance to members of the legislature.

The Department is headed by a Director with two divisions headed by Deputy Directors.

The Department of Legislative Support Services has a team of Researchers and Legislative Drafters responsible for providing legislative services to the National Assembly, State Houses of Assemblies and ECOWAS Parliament.

Firm Overview:

Association of Legislative Drafting and Advocacy Practitioners (ALDRAP) is a non-governmental organisation incorporated in the year 2017.

ALDRAP is a professional association of lawyers and other professionals whose work involve drafting and advocacy for enactment of legislation by legislatures.

Izuchukwu Ubadinma

Izuchukwu Ubadinma is our exclusively recommended Transaction Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Izuchukwu directly using the contact details listed above.

Deal HQ Partners, a boutique transaction advisory firm, provides bespoke legal support on the most complex transactions. Our services are technology enabled to deliver efficiency and we have a knack for delivering value add in new and emerging sectors.

Our practice areas encompass the full range of corporate and commercial legal services, finance and capital markets, real sector advisory, real estate and construction, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, business incubation and corporate services, derivatives, private equity and commodities.

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The economy has become the largest in Africa and is highly dependent on revenue from oil and gas – being the one of the largest producers of crude oil globally.

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Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial centre of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artefacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.

Segun Omoregie

Segun Omoregie is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Segun directly using the contact details listed above.

Segun, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association is a partner at G.Elias & Co. He is an experienced corporate lawyer whose field of expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, capital market, private equity, corporate finance, assets and project finance and oil and gas.

Firm Overview

G.Elias & Co. is a full service law firm which was founded in 1994 and is one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. We have always had an international outlook. We have a reputation for, and an outstanding record of, carrying out critical, innovative, and complex work to the highest standards of excellence.

We have advised and represented our clients on several of the most recent developments in Nigerian business law practice. Our clients are of various nationalities from domestic to international clients. Our clients range from foremost global multination enterprises to ambitious homegrown fledglings, from government-controlled enterprises (we have also advised on numerous privatisations) to companies controlled entirely by private sector actors. We advise these clients in various areas of law such as corporate, banking and finance, disputes, tax, energy, projects, “new economy” and commercial law.

Our corporate practice includes mergers and acquisitions, compliance, private equity and employment practices. Banking, derivatives and structured products, capital market and insolvency law are central elements in our finance practices. Our dispute practice covers litigation, arbitration and administrative hearings.

Our energy sub-sectors are the oil and gas and electric power sub-sectors. The real estate, transport and other infrastructure, construction and mining sub-sectors are at the heart of projects practice area.

Our commercial practice area covers both traditional and “new economy” commercial sectors. The traditional commercial sector covers intellectual property, agribusiness, food and healthcare and industry and transport. The new economy subsectors are FinTech, telecommunications and technology, media and entertainment.

We have and maintain complementary contacts in Nigerian business and government circles and with law firms and lawyers’ organizations based both in and outside Nigeria.

Adetayo Adetuyi

Adetayo Adetuyi is our exclusively recommended Project Finance expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Adetayo directly using the contact details listed above.

Adetayo is a Senior Consultant in the Energy and Projects practice group at Brooks & Knights Legal Consultants. He has particular expertise in energy related infrastructure and project financings, including advising sponsors, operators and investors on a wide range of transactions involving offshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units, gas processing facilities, utilities, real estate and infrastructure and tax related issues.

Prior to joining Brooks & Knights, Adetayo worked with a leading law firm in Lagos and, as in-house counsel to an Independent Power Plant (IPP) developer where he played an active role in negotiating key terms of the company’s gas sale and purchase agreement, gas transportation agreement and power purchase agreement.

Adetayo is a prolific author and his works have appeared on acclaimed legal and business publications and websites such as Mondaq, Lexology, Financial Regulation International, Africa Analyst and Energy Central. He is the author of The 13 Habits of Highly Successful Lawyers, co-author, Banking and Finance Law and Practice, Chambers Global Practice Guide 2019 and co-author, International Comparative Legal Guides Nigerian Chapter on Mining, 2021.

Firm Overview:

Brooks and Knights Legal Consultants (BKLC) is a provider of legal advisory and policy consulting services in Nigeria to individuals, corporates, NGOs and government agencies and organisations. We provide expert advice and bespoke solutions to clients in all their legal, business and policy issues.

Bright Oghogho Odia

Bright Oghogho Odia is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bright directly using the contact details listed above.

Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognisable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.

As a top-tier law firm in Nigeria, Perchstone & Graeys provides astounding and unique services to its clients. We strive to make our business one of the best international standards to be recognised globally. With diligence and a sense of duty, we have been able to cater for the complex and intricate needs of our various clients. The quality of our lawyers and breadth of our expertise adds to our unique ability to provide and guarantee excellent service tailored to match and satisfy the intricate needs of our clients. We do not compromise our integrity, which makes us stand out in the legal industry. With years of experience and various competences in different aspects of law, we have been able to establish a dominant presence in the legal field in Nigeria and across the world. We are a law firm that constantly seeks innovation in areas where others see challenges and due to our resilience and dedication, we set a path for others to follow. We were the pioneer law firm to organise an international business-law seminar in India. The seminar presented unique business matchmaking opportunities to attending companies, skirting the usual administrative, bureaucratic, and cultural divides that typically hamper cross-border transactions. The fall-out of these seminars and advocacy gave rise to various legal reforms and implementation of sectoral laws and policies in Nigeria.

We are innovation-driven, approaching each problem with a solution mindset as we understand that every client is unique. The firm remains consistently ranked amongst the foremost Nigerian law firms in many dimensions. Besides the other national and international awards and recognitions the firm had received in the past, the firm was recently in July 2019 awarded the “Law Firm of the Year 2019” by Legal Era at the Africa Law Awards 2019 held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in recognition of the firm’s legal finesse, innovation and accomplishments.