ABUKA & PARTNERS, Legal Practitioners is a Nigeria-based law firm that began practicing under the name and style Abuka, Ajegbo, Ilogu & Nwaogu. It was founded on March 28th 1979 by the four name-partners who have been in the legal profession since 1970 practicing individually and separately up to that date.
Following a restructuring of the law firm we adopted the shorter and simpler name ABUKA & PARTNERS, Legal Practitioners.
Manager Profile: Patrick Abuka, Esq. (Managing Partner), Born February 17, 1942; Admitted 1974, Nigeria. Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Education: Universities of Ife, Lagos and the Nigerian Law School (LL.B. Hons., 1973; B.L., 1974; M.B.A., 1975; LL.M., 2000). Lecturer, MBA Class, University of Lagos, 1976-1978.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to create an unrivaled environment for superior talent by developing leading strategies for growth and development in various aspects of business.
Our vision is to build a world-class law firm of African origin offering specialist, expert and professional services in every area of the law.
"An incorporated professional Partnership, helping clients achieve their business objectives"
The firm maintains offices in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. Lagos was the earliest base of the firm.
The Abuja office was set up in the Federal Capital Territory in 1987 initially with a view to effectively providing the complex and sophisticated legal services required by a major multinational corporate client of our firm, with businesses in over ninety countries around the world.
As the seat of Government gradually moved from Lagos to Abuja, our Abuja offices placed the law firm in the best position to conduct dealings with Government on behalf of our clients in the capital. The firm has since won the respect of the Nigerian government and of foreign embassies in Nigeria.
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
We are members of the following local and international professional business organizations:
The Nigerian Bar Association
The International Bar Association
The American Bar Association (International Associate)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (International Associate)
Orange County Bar Association (International Associate)
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce
The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce
The Nigerian-German Business Association
The Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria
SPECIAL PRACTICE AREAS
Our main practice areas are Corporate and Commercial Law, Energy (Oil and Gas), Financial Law, Trade Marks (Intellectual Property), Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Maritime Law & Shipping, and Real Estate. For detailed areas of our practice, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.
We maintain the best standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity. We recognise that every client is unique and, to that extent, our service to each client is personalized as if the client were our only client. We treat each client’s business in strict confidence. We detail a ‘managing attorney’ for all the work performed for each client.
We are responsive to our clients’ enquiries and have a good understanding of the way European and US companies like to do business. The firm has all the Nigerian statutes and case law in its computer data base, which is updated regularly in accordance with the developments in Nigerian law to ensure that the data base is current.
We have been recognized in the following publications:
Parliamentary year book, 2009 (United Kingdom)
Martindale Hubbell International law directory, 2010 (U.S.A)
Nigeria at 50, 2010 (Nigeria)
The Nigerian International Investors Guide, 2011 (NIPC) (Nigeria)
The commonwealth year book, 2012 (United Kingdom)
Institute of Export & International Trade, 2017 (United Kingdom)
The International Comparative Legal Guide To Construction & Engineering Law, 2018 (United Kingdom)
We are certain that there will be more publications in the nearest Future.