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“Global Law Experts Recommended Firm 2016”

Commercial Disputes

The firm is extremely strong in this area and has exercised very good track record particularly in recent times. The key members of the dispute resolution group have extensive experience in this area and are always ready to provide prompt and expert advice.

Recently we have celebrated credible successes in the field of intellectual property, international trade, breach of contract and share allocation disputes.


Key Services

Our firm provides litigious and non-litigious assistance in the following areas:

  • All types of commercial disputes in all courts in the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • All Interlocutory application
  • Arbitration, reconciliation and mediation services

Recent Work

  • Shareholder dispute – litigation

We represented a large indigenous bank in a claim brought by share holders/retired employees against the bank for payment of dividends, bonuses and scrip issues.

  • Electricity – arbitration

We are part of a team of lawyers currently advising and representing the Federal Government of Nigeria on a dispute relating to a Power Purchase agreement of an onshore barge. The Pursuer is a multinational electricity company who claims substantial damages on alleged breach of contract.

  • Oil and Gas – Litigation

We were recently engaged by the Federal Government of Nigeria to handle a number of claims involving losses totalling $ USD 500 million relating to the vandalisation of pipelines and the security implications.

  • Professional negligence/recoveries – litigation

Acting for a large indigenous bank, we successfully defended the bank in a $ USD 5 million suit. The Plaintiff claimed that the bank in transferring a bill of laden to a third party importer acted negligently and as a result caused the Plaintiff losses.

  • Regulatory – NSITF investigation

In a suit filed by the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund we acted in defense for an indigenous bank and successfully obtained an order of dismissal in favour of the bank.