The firm boats of a depth in core litigation, with experience that cuts across diverse areas, some of which include Corporate Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, Insolvency and Secured Credit Transactions. Its experience also includes conducting of due diligence litigation checks for organizations and transactions of varying sizes.
The firm is particularly distinguished for its depth of knowledge, innovation and a firm grasp of how our clients’ objectives converges with the Law. The Dispute Resolution team is today one of the most accomplished in the country. It regularly acts for corporate and regulatory bodies, private individuals, governments at all levels and international companies.
In particular, it has distinguished itself in a string of notable cases including Buhari v. Obasanjo; Group Danone & Anor v. La Voltic Nigeria Limited; Aigbobahi & Ors v. Aifuwa & Ors; West Construction Company Limited v. Santos Batalha; BCE Consulting Engineers v. NNPC; FCMB v. AIB; Edo State v. Churchgate and Ojukwu v. Obasanjo. More recently, the firm has become involved in the litigation spawned by the downturn of the financial market including on the novel issue of financial assistance for company share acquisition; in a case that is set to articulate the boundaries of product liability in Nigeria; in the ensuing litigation occasioned by the revocation of Oil & Gas licenses among several others.
For its part, our Arbitration department is no less accomplished. It is currently acting for a party in one of the most contentious energy arbitration matters from Nigeria and one that will have a lasting effect on the computation of tax revenue on Oil & gas receipts.